Dr. Pratap Singhasivanon, MBBS, DTM&H, MPH, Dr PH
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
SEAMEO TROPMED Network
Dr. Pratap Singhasivanon was awarded an MBBS degree from Kasturba Medical College, India, in 1980. Later, he became a doctor at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, where he completed his postgraduate DTM&H, in 1982. He received his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health, USA, in 1985, and his Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in 1991.
Dr. Pratap is a vigorous supporter of innovative WHO activities addressing Southeast Asian health problems. His research projects link his expertise with issues of great national importance. He forms and participates in collaborations of medical doctors, specialists and researchers in international medical research agencies. He has initiated synergistic collaborations that have improved substantially the quality and quantity of applied research produced by faculty staff. This has resulted in raising the profile and reputation of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, and SEAMEO TROPMED network, to international levels. Dr. Pratap plays a key role in national health policy, contributing to improved regulation and planning for Thailand’s Public Health system. He works closely with the Thai Ministry of Public Health in both research and health human resource development.