Tikki Pang is an Indonesian citizen and is presently Visiting Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He was previously Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (2012–2020) and Director of Research Policy & Cooperation at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland (1999–2012). Prior to joining WHO, he was Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1989–1999) and lecturer/associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (1977–1989). He was also Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Dengue & Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever at the University of Malaya (1982–1995).
Pang holds a PhD in Immunology–Microbiology from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK), Institute of Biology (UK), American Academy of Microbiology (USA), Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). He was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Immunization Coalition (APIC). He has published more than 250 scientific articles and 12 books and was lead author on several major WHO reports including the World Health Report 2013: Research for Universal Health Coverage (2013), Knowledge for Better Health (2004) and Genomics and World Health (2002). He has served as an independent consultant and board member of many organisations in the health sector, in both public, NGO and private sectors.
Pang has a recognisable profile as a public health expert both nationally and internationally. His research interests are in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases, biosecurity and dual-use research, genomics and health, and in health research policy, health research systems, global health governance, development of research capabilities in developing countries, linkages between research and policy, vaccine confidence and harm reduction approaches to mitigate health problems. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the fields of medical microbiology, immunology, global health policy & issues, and in evidence-informed policy development. He has supervised 20 Master’s degrees and 10 PhD candidates.