Tiger Profile: Vivian K. Lin

Updated: Apr 5

Executive Associate Dean, Professor of Practice (Public Health), LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Vivian has more than 30 years' experience in health policy and program development, health planning, and public health teaching, and research. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, she was Professor of Public Health and Head of the School of Public Health at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia. Vivian has also worked at senior levels in health policy in several Australian jurisdictions and in intergovernmental relations, including as Executive Officer of the National Public Health Partnership. She has consulted widely for the World Bank, UK Dept for International Development, and AusAID, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO), and has served on multiple academic, government, community, and editorial boards. She is the author of several leading public health textbooks in Australia and numerous articles on health issues in Australia, China, and globally. Vivian first traveled to China in 1978, in the wake of the Ping Pong Diplomacy, as a member of the US-China People’s Friendship Association. Vivian is Helen Lin’s daughter.

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