Dr. David Tan joined UNU-IIGH in July 2016. He uses systems thinking to explore the complex connections and contexts that shape health, healthcare, and implementation of interventions for health. This takes the forms of systems dynamics modelling for scenario exploration, transdisciplinary workshops using systems approaches to facilitate cross-sector conversation for holistic problem-mapping, and using systems diagrams to capture and communicate complex issues in case studies. David uses these tools to draw links to health in issues including urban green spaces and infrastructure, active transit, food systems, and campus sustainability.
He has a PhD. In Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota where he conducted his dissertation work on the degradation of estrone in biological wastewater treatment systems. He has also collaborated on research on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater treatment and served as a Highlights Editor for the journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
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