Brian Li Han Wong
Mr Brian Li Han Wong (@brianwong_) is an entrepreneur, public health advocate and practitioner, and multidisciplinary researcher with a background in biomedical science, epidemiology, and global health. He currently leads the Public Health Erosion and Vaccination groups on ASPHER’s COVID-19 Task Force, sits on the Board of Trustees for UK Model WHO and Students for Global Health. He is also a member of the Steering Committees for the EUPHA Digital Health Section and the new WHO Youth Council. His current interests comprise digital health; global health governance; health workforce issues; pandemic preparedness, response, and recovery; and youth engagement.
Mr Wong has previously acted as surveillance epidemiologist for Public Health England’s Immunisation and Countermeasures Division, as well as Programme Manager of the “Outbreak!” strand of UCL’s annual Global Citizenship Programme. His long-standing passion for meaningful youth engagement through innovation, capacity building, and experiential learning activities has led him to found LonWHO, the world’s largest Model WHO simulation, and UK Model WHO, the first unified structure for Model WHO simulations in the UK which provides global health policy, advocacy, and diplomacy training for students and young professionals. He has written and delivered policy statements at high-level meetings, such as the World Health Assembly and the WHO’s Executive Board Meeting, as part of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) delegation.
Mr Wong is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and is concluding his doctoral studies in cardiovascular science at University College London. He holds a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an Honours Bachelor degree in biomedical science with a minor in music from the University of Ottawa.