Tanarak Plipat

Deputy Director General, Department of Disease Control

Ministry of Public Health

Thailand

Tanarak Plipat, M.D., Ph.D. is serving as the Deputy Director of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), Ministry of Public Health, Kingdom of Thailand (MOPH/Thailand). Dr. Tanarak, received a doctor in Medicine from Prince Songkla University, Thailand, a Master in Public Health from Mahidol University, Thailand and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from UCLA, USA. He is a graduate of the Field Epidemiology Training Programme, Thailand. Dr. Plipat started his medical career as the general physician at Krabi provincial health office in 1991. He served as Medical Epidemiologist for HIV/AIDS surveillance section, Bureau of Epidemiology (2000-2010), a chief of the national HIV/TB/STI surveillance unit (2003-2009) and a director of Bureau of Knowledge Management, Department of Disease Control (2006-2010). From March 2010-December 2013, served as Thai Co-Director of Thailand MOPH-U.S. CDC Collaboration (TUC). He worked as the Director of Bureau of Epidemiology, DDC between December 2013 and February 2017 and he has been promoted to be a deputy director of the Department of Disease Control in February 2017. From 2001 to present, he has served on numerous national committees for MOPH/Thailand, including recently serving as member on Committee for Clinical Study of Pandemic Influenza Cases and Deaths, and the National Strategic Advisory Committee of Experts on Pandemic Influenza. He was appointed a chair of a committee to draft a Department of Disease Control’s research strategic plan in 2003 and a chair to draft the Department’s strategic plan in 2004 and again in 2017. He has a record of publications regarding important public health issues in Hepatitis, measles and HIV/AIDS situation in Thailand. He has experience working in the field of surveillance and outbreak investigation. As a director of Bureau of Epidemiology, he initiated a laboratory-based surveillance system for priority syndromes in Thailand, supported the initiation of public health laboratory network and supported the use of laboratory evidence to support an outbreak investigation.

Tanarak Plipat, M.D., Ph.D. is serving as the Deputy Director of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), Ministry of Public Health, Kingdom of Thailand (MOPH/Thailand). Dr. Tanarak, received a doctor in Medicine from Prince Songkla University, Thailand, a Master in Public Health from Mahidol University, Thailand and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from UCLA, USA. He is a graduate of the Field Epidemiology Training Programme, Thailand. Dr. Plipat started his medical career as the general physician at Krabi provincial health office in 1991. He served as Medical Epidemiologist for HIV/AIDS surveillance section, Bureau of Epidemiology (2000-2010), a chief of the national HIV/TB/STI surveillance unit (2003-2009) and a director of Bureau of Knowledge Management, Department of Disease Control (2006-2010). From March 2010-December 2013, served as Thai Co-Director of Thailand MOPH-U.S. CDC Collaboration (TUC). He worked as the Director of Bureau of Epidemiology, DDC between December 2013 and February 2017 and he has been promoted to be a deputy director of the Department of Disease Control in February 2017. From 2001 to present, he has served on numerous national committees for MOPH/Thailand, including recently serving as member on Committee for Clinical Study of Pandemic Influenza Cases and Deaths, and the National Strategic Advisory Committee of Experts on Pandemic Influenza. He was appointed a chair of a committee to draft a Department of Disease Control’s research strategic plan in 2003 and a chair to draft the Department’s strategic plan in 2004 and again in 2017. He has a record of publications regarding important public health issues in Hepatitis, measles and HIV/AIDS situation in Thailand. He has experience working in the field of surveillance and outbreak investigation. As a director of Bureau of Epidemiology, he initiated a laboratory-based surveillance system for priority syndromes in Thailand, supported the initiation of public health laboratory network and supported the use of laboratory evidence to support an outbreak investigation.

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1 FEB, 2018 14:30-16-30 hrs. PS1.1 Lessons Learned in Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)
2 FEB, 2018 13:00-15-00 hrs. PS3.1 Global Partnerships for Country Outcomes