Tikki Pang

Tikki Pang has been a visiting professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore since 2012. He was previously the director of research policy and cooperation and evidence and information for policy cluster at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland (1999–2012). Prior to joining the WHO, he was professor of biomedical sciences at the Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1989–1999) and lecturer/associate professor in the department of microbiology, faculty of medicine at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1977–1989). He holds a Ph.D. in immunology microbiology from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and he is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the U.K., the Institute of Biology in the U.K., the American Academy of Microbiology in the U.S., the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

Pang was co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1982–1995), and a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group that developed the guideline Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Diagnosis, Treatment and Control (1986). During his time at the WHO, he was secretary of the 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 the Southeast Asia Community Observatory and a member of the board of directors of the Asia Pacific Leadership Malaria Alliance.