Vivian Lin

Health Systems, Western Pacific Regional Office of World Health Organization, Manila, Philippines

Current Position:
Director, Health Systems, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Responsible for the Division of Health Systems at the regional office and for technical support to countries and WHO country offices in a wide range of health system issues, including universal health coverage, health policy and planning, health financing, health workforce, health information systems, health system research, pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, traditional medicine, service delivery and quality, health law and regulation, and community engagement. Cross-cutting issues covered in the division include sustainable development goals, social determinants of health, equity, human rights and gender.

Dr Vivian has more than 30 years' experience in health policy and program development, health planning, and public health teaching and research.
She was previously Professor of Public Health and Head of the School of Public Health at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, and is the author of several leading public health textbooks in Australia and numerous articles on health issues in Australia, China, and globally. 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 also consulted widely for the World Bank, UK Dept for International Development, AusAID as well as the WHO, and served on multiple academic, government, community and editorial boards.

 Doctorate of Public Health, UC Berkeley, USA, 1986
 M.P.H., UC Berkeley, USA, 1979
 B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, 1977

Terms of Appointment: June 2018 - May 2020