Brian Li Han Wong
Mr. Brian Li Han Wong (@brianwong_) is a final-year PhD candidate in Cardiovascular Science and clinical researcher with the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL, where his research is in cardiovascular mechanisms underlying neurocognitive decline across the life course. He also works as a surveillance epidemiologist for Public Health England’s Immunisation and Countermeasures Division. Mr. Wong has acted as programme manager of the “Outbreak! Infectious Diseases” strand of UCL’s Global Citizenship Programme and has charity governance experience as a Trustee of Students for Global Health UK. His other research activities have included work in paediatric cardiovascular surgery management, long-term care, and health workforce issues. Mr. Wong’s 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 ModelWHO simulation, and UKWHO, the first unified structure for ModelWHO 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 holds a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science with a minor in music from the University of Ottawa.