Wang Ke-an, MD, M.Sc.

Director – ThinkTank Research Center for Health Development

wang_keanDr. Wang Ke-an is the founder of ThinkTank Research Center for Health Development which is the first non-profit and non-government research center approved by Ministry of Health and has been the Director of the Center since 2001. He has received several awards for his achievements in the public health and research work, especially the National Expanded Program on Immunization and Polio Eradication Initiative in China. He received an award by World Health Organization in recognition of outstanding contribution to tobacco control in 2007. He is involved in consultation in the field of public health and application of appropriate health technology and is involved in management and technical assistance of key tobacco control projects in China supported by the China Tobacco Control Partnership (CTP) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Dr. Wang was Chairman of Advisory Committee of Expanded Program on Immunization, Ministry of Health, China (MOHC); Vice Chairman of Advisory Committee on Diabetes Prevention and Control, MOHC; Vice Chairman, Advisory Committee on AIDS, MOHC; Director of National Center for AIDS Prevention and Control; President, Chinese Association of STD and AIDS Prevention and Control; and Vice President of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association.  He is also on the Advisory Committee on International Health, MOHC and was a member of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Health Research with the WHO from 1995-1998. He is a member of the Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis, WHO; member of Editorial Boards, Bulletin of WHO and Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, as well as Vice Chairman or member of the editorial boards of several Chinese scientific journals. He is the former President of the Board, Danone Institute, China and is a former member of Trustees Board, International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Wang graduated from Peking Union Medical College in 1970, and received his Masters degree in medicine from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in 1981 and a M.Sc. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University, Canada in 1984. Dr. Wang has worked at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine (CAPM) as a researcher, Deputy Chief of Epidemiology Department, Deputy Director of the Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Vice President and President of CAPM. Before joining CAPM, he was a medical resident at Liyang and Zhaozhou County Hospitals.