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Soonman KWON

 

서울대학교  보건대학원 보건정책관리학과 교수

Professor and Former Dean of the School of Public Health,

Seoul National University (SNU), Republic of Korea

 

 

 

서울대학교 경영대학(1987년)과 보건대학원(1989년)을 졸업하고 미국 University of Pennsylvania의 Wharton School에서 박사학위를 취득함 (1993년). University of Southern California에서 조교수를 역임하고 1997년부터 서울대에 재직중이며 2012년부터 2014년까지 보건대학원 원장 역임. 2020년 서울대학교 교육상 수상.

 

Harvard 대학교, London School of Economics, Toronto 대학교, Bremen 대학교, 북경대학교, 동경대학교 등에서 visiting professor/fellow를 역임. World Bank 와 WHO의 consultant 로 전세계 40 여개 국의 보건정책 자문. 2016-17년에는 학교를 휴직하고 ADB(Asian Development Bank)의 Chief of Health Sector Group 으로 근무. 현재 WHO Collaborating Centre for Health System and Financing 소장.

 

현재는 한국보건행정학회 회장이며, 보건경제학회장, 노년학회장, 보건대학원 협의회 회장을 역임함. 저명 국제학술지 Health Policy (Elsevier) 와 International Journal of Health Economics and Management (Springer)의 아시아 지역 editor 임. 건강보험정책심의위원회, 국제개발협력위원회, 저출산고령사회위원회, 사회보장심의위원회, 장기요양위원회 (부위원장, 산하 실무위원회 위원장) 등 주요 위원회의 위원 역임.

 

Prof Kwon is a health economist and has worked over 30 years on UHC, health finance, and health systems & policy. He has held visiting positions at the Harvard School of Public Health, London School of Economics, University of Toronto, University of Tokyo, Peking University, and University of Bremen. He was the Chief of the Health Sector Group in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2016-2017. He is the founding director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health System and Financing at Seoul National University. He received the Excellence in Education award of Seoul National University in 2020.

 

He is the president of the Korean Society of Health Policy and Management, and has served as president of the Korean Health Economic Association, the Korean Association of Schools of Public Health, and the Korean Gerontological Society. He is the Asia Region Editor of Health Policy (Elsevier) and International Journal of Health Economics and Management (Springer), and was the editor of the Korean Journal of Public Health and the Korean Journal of Health Economics. He holds PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1993) and taught at the University of Southern California School of Public Policy until 1996.

 

He has been a member of board or advisory committees of Health Systems Global (HSG), WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization), and WHO Centre for Health and Development. He has occasionally been a short-term consultant of WHO, World Bank, and GIZ for health system and financing in Algeria, Armenia, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

CONTACT

E-mail address: kwons@snu.ac.kr

 

EDUCATION

1987: B.A., School of Business Administration, Seoul National University, Korea

1989: M.P.H., School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea

1993: M.A. and Ph.D., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

[Dissertation] A Theory of Incentives for Providers: Payment Systems, Quality of Services and Consumer Information in Health Insurance Markets (Advisor: Mark V. Pauly)

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1993-1996: Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

1997-present: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Health Economics and Policy, School of Public Health, Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea

2004-2008: Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Seoul National University

2005-2009: Director, Training Program for Senior Managers of National Health Insurance, SNU

2006-2013, Director, BK (Brain Korea, Center of Excellence) Center for Aging and Health Policy, SNU

2010-2012, Deputy Dean, School of Public Health, Seoul National University

2011-present, Adjunct Professor, China Center for Health and Development, Peking University, China

2012-2014, Dean, School of Public Health, Seoul National University

2014-2015, 2017-present, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health System and Financing, SNU

2016 (March)-2017 (August), Chief of Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines

 

VISITING

June-August 1999: Department of Economics, University of Duisburg, Germany

June-August 2001: Department of Economics, University of Trier, Germany

January-August 2002: Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health (Takemi Fellow)

September 2002-January 2003: LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics & Political Science

July-August 2003: Center for Social Policy (Zes), University of Bremen, Germany

January 2004: Institute on Aging, Hosei University, Japan

August 2004: Danish National Institute of Social Research (SFI), Denmark

July-August 2005: Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

January-August 2006: Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada