Ming Ong

Junior Scientist

Ming Ong is a Junior Scientist at the Center for Global Health Science & Security, where his research bridges global health and health security. He is particularly interested in innovation and access to global health R&D, improving the data environments that inform the policy process, and how to best match policy design with implementation.

Prior to joining the Center, Ming worked as a consultant with the World Health Organization focusing on innovation & access to medicines and in the establishment of the WHO Global Observatory on Health R&D. Ming has served as an analyst with Policy Cures Research, a global health think tank focusing on analyzing the landscape of medical research & biomedical innovation for historically neglected and underfunded health issues. Most recently, Ming served as a health systems advisor in the Republic of Palau, working to strengthen the national health system architecture under a coherent and unified eHealth ecosystem. During his time in Palau, Ming also supported public health policy decision-making in the context of COVID-19 and the country’s broader public health response to the pandemic.

Ming holds a Master of International Public Health and a Master of Health Security from the University of Sydney; and a Bachelor of Philosophy from American University.