global public health conference

Prof. Dr. Wong Li Ping

University of Malaya


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 bio statistical 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 secured grants and funding on an 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 a 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 the year 2014 and has been consultants for various EIA projects in Malaysia.

Dr.Wong has published over 130 publications, over 80 of them indexed by the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)  and SCOPUS (Elsevier). Her publications also include Books and Book Chapters. Dr. Wong has supervised over 30 Master and P.hD. thesis and currently supervise over 20 research students. She has acted as editor and reviewer to a number of journals and also has taught courses in Research Methodology

She has over 2778 citations for her publications, updated h-index of 29 and i10-index of 57.

dr wiwat rojanapithayakorn

Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn

Executive Director
AUN Health Promotion Network
Mahidol University,

Title:  “The Whole Society Response to the Global Health Issues”


Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn is currently an Advisor to the Dean for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University of Thailand. He is also the Executive Director of the Health Promotion Sub-Network of ASEAN University Network (AUN-HPN). He used to work for the World Health Organization between 2002 – 2012 in the capacities of Medical Officer of WHO Mongolia (2002-2004), Senior Advisor and HIV/AIDS
Team Leader of WHO China (2005-2008) and the Representative of the World Health Organization in Mongolia (2009-2012). Before joining WHO he was the Team Leader of UNAIDS Southeast Asia and Pacific Inter-Country Team based in Bangkok (for 2.5 years). He had worked in Ministry of Public Health of Thailand for 23 years in different capacities such as director of 2 community hospitals, the first director of national AIDS programme, the
director of a regional office of communicable disease control, and the first director of the national dengue control office. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 publications in English and Thai; and was editor or chief editor of 15 public health journals.

In 1989, Dr Wiwat created the 100% Condom Use Programme (CUP) which has been subsequently implemented throughout Thailand and replicated in many countries in Asia (Cambodia, Myanmar, China, Mongolia, Philippines, Viet Nam and Lea PDR). The approach has been widely recognized as an effective intervention for HIV/STI prevention. In 2010, he received a Prince Mahidol Award in Public Health from his efforts in the development and
scaling-up the 100% CUP which prevented millions of HIV infection in Thailand and some Asian countries. In his current task, Dr Wiwat’s responsibilities include the promotion of health policy development, a member of the National AIDS Committee, a member of the National Communicable Disease Control Committee, and the Chair of the National Independent Advisory Sub-Committee for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy in Thailand.

Plenary Speakers

asst. prof. dr. supat chupradit

Asst. Prof. Dr. Supat Chupradit

Chiang Mai University,

Title: “Mental Health Promotion and Psychological Resilience during COVID-19: Thailand Experience” 


Dr. Supat Chupradit is Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy at Department of Occupational Therapy at Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. He graduated bachelor degree of occupational therapy and master degree in health promotion with honors and Ph.D. in research and development in education. He got certificate Young Leader Training from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from Japan. He got University 21st Century Skills Teaching Awards 2018 and CMU Online Teaching Awards 2019 by Thai-MOOC Massive Online Open Course “Stress Management Techniques” from Chiang Mai University. His experience involve health promotion and community development with occupational therapy program for children, youth and adolescents in rural area in northern Thailand. His has taken part in Chiang Mai University Socially-Engaged Scholarship, including the one funded by NRCT (National Research Council of Thailand) on mental health research issues, His international research project; Primary Investigator of Chiang Mai University in new research project “Physical Activity in Children and Youth of University students in ASEAN and Japan that support by Thai Health Promotion Foundation and ASEAN University Network-Health Promotion Network.

Prof. Ray Blind 

Prof. Ray Blind

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
United States

Title: “Medical education in the developing world:  How peer-to-peer learning strategies can increase health care capacity”


Dr. Blind earned his PhD from the New York University School of Medicine and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he conducted research on lipid signaling in the cell nucleus. He begins his independent research program in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt where he and his group will expand on many of his discoveries in lipid structure and function.

Most lipids exist in cellular membrane systems, but lipids in the cell nucleus are found littered throughout the nucleoplasm, most likely complexed to proteins that regulate nuclear events such as transcription. Since the discovery of nuclear lipids several decades ago, there have been numerous questions involving their function, regulation, and ways in which dysregulation may contribute to various pathologies important in human health.

Ray’s work uncovered the structure of nuclear protein/lipid complexes at atomic resolution and introduced an intriguing new mechanism used by lipid signaling enzymes to regulate transcription through the nuclear receptor superfamily of transcription factors. He has also contributed to ongoing efforts in academic and industrial settings to chemically regulate nuclear receptors using synthetic small molecules.

The Blind Group at Vanderbilt will continue these studies to determine the role of nuclear lipids in chromatin biology, to uncover new mechanisms of lipid-dependent transcriptional regulation, and to develop new therapeutic compounds that target the unique enzymology of nuclear lipid signaling enzymes. This work will yield important insights into how cells function and will have directly translatable utility in biomedical applications focused on diabetes and cancer.

Session Speakers

Solomons T. H

General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU),
Sri Lanka

Goutam Neeti

Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tercentenary (SGT) University,

Koshy B

Christian Medical College, Vellore,

Moitra. P

SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai,

Wimalasena I. G. W.S.

University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka

E. Rachmani

Universitas Dian Nuswantoro,

Ubeysekara N.H

Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya,
Sri Lanka

Debjani Roy

The Maharaja Sayajirao University,

Shibin Yan

Rutgers University, US,

Dharmarathna H. N. N. D.

KIU, Sri Lanka

Mine G

Izmir University of Economics,

Thiago F. L

Federal University of Santa Maria,

Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto

University of Murcia,

Lachlan Fairley

James Cook University,


STIKES Kurnia Jaya Persada, Palopo,

Armani Sumpter

Coastal Carolina University,
United States

Nordeen J

Coastal Carolina University,
United States

Durham C

Coastal Carolina University,
United States

Pichon, M.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
United Kingdom

Gloria Adoyi

Breakthrough ACTION,

Amina Bala

Breakthrough ACTION project,

Chizoba Onyechi

Breakthrough ACTION project,

Smily Jesu Priya Victor Paulraj

Chiang Mai University,

Elwood. D

PWNHealth, New York,

L. Howard-Merrill

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM),
United Kingdom

Ruchika Bhargava


Manish Gehani

Hyderabad Campus,

Min Thu Naung

Chulalongkorn University,

Begisbaev T.S.

Kazakhstans Medical University “KSPH”,

Ameera Kamal Khaleel

Universiti Sains Malaysia,

Singh M

Chandragupt Institute of Management,

Dr. Grisilda Vidya Bernhardt

RAK Medical & Health Sciences University,

Dr. Pooja Shivappa

RAK Medical & Health Sciences University,

Dr. Sharma K

Career Point University,

Dr. B.N.G.K.Perera

University of Colombo ,
Sri Lanka