PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS SPEAKERS
Dr Liow Chee Hsiang is a senior lecturer in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. He has worked in Bless China International (a US-based NGO in Yunnan Province) China for 14 years where he was the Managing Director of Operations overseeing about than 20 public health and global health projects including village doctor training, medical and dental clinics, HIV prevention and care, disaster relief etc. He had also been involved in several global health programmes in the Greater Mekong Region including HIV prevention, TB, community-based healthcare etc.
Dr Liow had undertaken multiple evaluations of programmes in the region. He is also on the advisory board of a number of Singapore-based and International NGOs in programme monitoring, evaluation and research. He currently lectures on programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to undergraduate and Master students in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.
Dr Sri Chander is an Associate Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Sri Chander has nearly 30 years’ Global Health experience as the Asia-Pacific Regional Health Advisor of World Vision, where he led a regional team to provide technical support to World Vision Offices in 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region from his Singapore home base.
Dr Chander has extensive experience in the design, monitoring, evaluation and advocacy of large-scale maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN), immunization, TB, HIV & AIDS and pandemic preparedness programs.
As the Global Health Specialization Lead of SSHSPH’s Master’s of Public Health (MPH) programme, he focuses on the development and teaching of new and current Global Health modules for MPH students, medical undergraduates, non-medical undergraduates and health leaders from the Asia Region.
He has a medical degree from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr Wee is a joint Assistant Professor in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science at the National University of Singapore. She has served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of ISOQOL and was also an associate editor of a BMC journal on health-related quality of life. She is currently Immediate Past President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Singapore Regional Chapter, and her current work involves understanding patient preferences for high cost treatments, public preferences for preemptive pharmacogenetic testing and factors associated with well-being among Singaporeans.
Dr Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai is a Senior Researcher at the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (a part of the Ministry of Public Health) in Bangkok, Thailand, and a Research Scientist at the Centre for Excellence in Economic Analysis Research of St. Michael’s Hospital, and at the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control in Canada. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on how to apply economic evaluation in the real world setting as well as how to advance methods in economic evaluation. She has experience conducting economic evaluations using person-level data and decision modelling. She has collaborated with researchers and decision-makers in various areas to help communicate the value of health initiatives using economic evidence. Dr.Isaranuwatchai is dedicated to promoting the use of evidence in healthcare decision making.
Dr Wang is a Research Fellow at the Health Intervention and Policy Evaluation Research and Singapore Population Health Improvement Centre, under the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. His research focuses on economic evaluation, health services research, and individual decision makings in health and healthcare.