Conference Chair

Associate Professor Dr Wong Li Ping

Dr Wong Li Ping, received her Ph.D. in medical science (Epidemiology) from the University of Malaya in 2004. She takes part in the Faculty’s research methodology, epidemiology and biostatistical teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Wong’s research has centered almost exclusively on social and behavioral medicine. Dr. Wong is a highly funded researcher. She has successfully securing grants and funding on enormous range of subjects includes: [1] research on risk behaviors, [2] research on preventive behaviors [3] behavioral responses to emerging infectious diseases, and [4] sexual reproductive health research. Dr. Wong’s research also extends beyond behavioral medicine to environmental health. She has acquired grant to study health impact and needs assessment of urban heat island phenomenon of the city of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Dr. Wong is also engaged as a registered Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant with the Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia under the EIA Consultant Registration Scheme. She is a certified EIA Consultant since year 2014 and has been consultants for various EIA projects in Malaysia.

Dr wong has published over 100 publications, over 80 of them indexed by the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) and h-index 13 [Google Scholar: 1,723 citations, h-index 23.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham
The founder of Jayaashree Industries,

Mr. Muruganantham has been accorded the recognition as Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2014 along with Mr. Barack Obama, Mr. Narendra Modi, Mr. Vladimir Putin, Mr. Pope Francis, Ms. Hillary Clinton, Mr. Jack Ma and many leaders. He is also recognized as the “The 30 Most Influential People in Public Health.” He is in the company of the likes of Narendra Modi, Barack Obama, Serena Williams, Ronaldo, Xi Jinping, Jeff Bezos, Malala, Shinzo Abe, Beyonce, Putin, Arundhati Roy, Hilary Clinton etc., to name a few of the 100. He also received a National Innovation Foundation award from President Pratibha Patil in 2005 and in 2016, he was awarded ‘Padma Shri’ by Government of India.

He has given lectures at many institutions including IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and Harvard. Furthermore, He has also given a TED talk. He has been featured in BBC, TIME and many leading international and national media. He has been invited by Mr. Barack Obama, Mr. Bill Gates, Mr. Narendra Modi and many dignitaries across the world. He is also one of the most sort after speaker at Corporate conferences and leadership programs including Microsoft, Google, Bosh, Reddy labs and various high profile forums across the world. His biography is being made as a movie by Ms. Twinkle Khanna with Mr. Akshay Kumar in the lead role.

The founder of Jayaashree Industries, Mr. Muruganatham created, designed, and implemented a system of small-scale sanitary napkin-making machines that improve hygiene and dignity for millions of underprivileged women worldwide. His invention makes it possible for smaller business owners to adopt his model and create employment and wealth in impoverished communities. Mr. Muruganantham plans to expand production of his machines, which can produce sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of leading brands, to more than 100 countries.

Dr. Joacim Rocklöv
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine,
Umea University, Sweden

Joacim Rocklöv is an associate professor in epidemiology at Umeå University. He has a PhD in environmental health, a master in statistics and a bachelor in mathematics. Rocklövs expertize is within statistical and mathematical modelling of disease related to meteorology and climate change. Dr. Rocklöv is leading a group of around 20 people specializing their research in the health risks and resilience to environmental exposures, and climatic change. He has been working with INDEPTH network and helped facilitated the CLIMO study, and is acting chapter scientist to the IPCC fifth assessment report in the second working group. Dr. Rocklöv is active in several externally funded research projects at Umeå University such as Dengue Tools. He is also teaching research methodology for Ph.D. candidates at the medical faculty in Umeå University.

Dr. Nasrin Agha Mohammadi
University of Malaya,

Topic: “Global Environmental Changes and Health”