Member, Scientific Advisory Group
Dr. Mary Ann Lansang is a Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of the Philippines Manila, where she has been a faculty member since 1984 and is currently chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Lansang was the first director of the first Clinical Epidemiology Unit, established in the Philippines at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1984. She became the Executive Director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network in 2000-2005, and Director of the Knowledge Management Unit of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2008-2012. She has served as a member of various international scientific committees and boards, among them, at the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR), the Council on Health Research for Development and the Alliance on Health Policy and Systems Research.
She has more than 20 years of experience in global health, with technical expertise in the epidemiology, prevention, control and management of infectious and tropical diseases; policy development for public health programs including maternal, neonatal and childhood health and nutrition; monitoring and evaluation of public health programs; health policy research and knowledge translation; and health systems strengthening. She has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals on infectious and tropical diseases as well as health policy and systems research. She is currently the project leader of the 2016 National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey in the Philippines.