Ming Ong

Junior Scientist

Ming Ong is a Junior Scientist at the Center for Global Health Science & Security. His research interests bridge global health and health security – focusing on matching policy design with implementation and the application of imperfect data environments to inform the policy process, typically in the context of global health R&D innovation and access.

Before joining the Center, 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‚Äôs broader public health response to the pandemic. Ming has 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. He started his career as an analyst at 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. 

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. His work on global health R&D innovation and access has been published in BMJ Global Health.