Pr. Tikki Pang - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Professor Tikki Pang is currently Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore since 2012. He was previously Director, Research Policy & Cooperation, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland (1999-2012).
Prior to joining WHO, he was Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1989-1999) and Lecturer/Associate Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1977-1989). He holds a PhD in immunology-microbiology from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK), Institute of Biology (UK), American Academy of Microbiology (USA), Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, and Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).
Professor Pang was Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Dengue & Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1982-1995), and a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group which developed the guideline Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever: Diagnosis, Treatment and Control (1986). During his time at WHO he was Secretary, WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR) and led the development of the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), Evidence-informed Policy Networks (EVIPNet) and the WHO Guidelines Review and Research Ethics committees. He is currently Chair of the Board of SEACO (Southeast Asia Community Observatory) and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Leadership Malaria Alliance (APLMA).
Professor Pang has published >250 scientific articles and 12 books and was lead author on several major WHO reports including the World Health Report 2013: Research for Universal Health Coverage (2013), Knowledge for Better Health (2004) and Genomics and World Health (2002). His research interests are in epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases, biosecurity and dual-use research, genomics & global health, and in health research policy, health research systems, global health governance, best practices in research, development of research capabilities in developing countries, and linkages between research and policy.