Prof. Hoon-Sang Lee
Visiting Professor, Yonsei University School of Public Health, Korea
Dr. Hoon Sang Lee is currently a visiting professor at the Yonsei University School of Public Health in Korea and is also a member of the Health Sector Advisory Committee of KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) and a board member for the Korea Society of Global Health. He teaches on the issue of global public health and also provides various advice and consultations on global health in issues regarding North Korea health support. Prior, he has worked as a health adviser for KOICA in the areas of Maternal and Child Health, community-based health as well as health system strengthening and health programs using mHealth and innovative technologies. As a health adviser and expert, he talks about public health responses (governance, the emergency operation center, online/mobile services for disseminating pandemic-related information, etc.) and the contact tracing system in detail. In the KOICA Ghana country office, he has worked on the development of KOICA Ghana community based primary health strengthening projects and other community-based maternal-child health projects. Also, Dr. Lee has been instrumental in the formulation of the Global Health Security support project for Ghana together with the US CDC, as well as the Ghana Better Life for Girls project with the UNICEF Ghana country office. He has also contributed to the development of the USAID-Samsung mobile health information system partnership project together with Ghana Health Service. Before KOICA, Dr. Lee has worked in Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Korea CDC) as a medical officer in the area of measles and hepatitis B immunization program as well as an immunization program for the migrant population. In Korea CDC, Dr. Lee has worked on the North Korea Immunization Assistance Program as well. He has also worked in the Department of International Health as a post-doctoral fellow working on the issue of North Korea Health and Policy Analysis for Health of Children in China. He has studied Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago and has graduated from the Yonsei University College of Medicine. Later he completed an MPH in Global Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.