Dr. Shenglan Tang is Mary D.B.T. and James Semans Professor at Department of Population Health Science in the Duke University School of Medicine and the deputy director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). He is also a professor of global health at DGHI and at SingHealth-Duke-NUS Global Health Institute in Singapore. Dr. Tang is also director of the Research Hub for Asia-Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies/WHO, hosted at Duke Kunshan University in China.
Dr. Tang has more than 30 years of experience undertaking research on health systems reform, disease control and maternal and child health in China and other countries, and has provided consultancy services on health systems strengthening to many international organizations and governments of developing countries. In 2012, Dr. Tang came to Duke from the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), based in Geneva, where he was Unit Leader for TB/HIV and Health Systems. Before his assignment at WHO, Tang was a faculty member at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in UK and at the School of Public Health of Fudan University (formerly Shanghai Medical University).