Engaging Science Faculty on Public Health in ASEAN

Group Photo (Mission Image)Dr. Montira Pongsiri, Science Advisor at the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, visited with Public Health faculty and students at Thammasat University in Bangkok last week to give a talk and participate in a roundtable discussion on advancing public health and science-based policy making in ASEAN.

Discussion topics included mainstreaming of health impact assessment (HIA) tools into existing ASEAN policy processes; facilitating faculty and student exchanges between U.S. and ASEAN public health programs; improving environmental awareness and strengthening advocacy efforts; and, developing eco-campuses to support healthy learning and living environments.