Tun Myint

Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences

Education

  • MBBS, University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Master of Public Health (Health Services Research), Loma Linda University, CA, USA
  • Master in Health Information Systems, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
  • Doctor of Public Health (Epidemiology), Loma Linda University, CA, USA
  • Master of Business Administration, Yangon Institute of Economics, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Master of Development Studies, Yangon Institute of Economics, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Post-doctoral studies in the field of Epidemiology of AIDS, UCLA, CA, USA
  • Diploma in International Health, Biomedical Ethics, Monash University, Australia
  • Diploma in Anthropology and Ethnography, University of Yangon, Myanmar

Biography

Dr. Tun Myint is a Global Health expert and medical epidemiologist who have 20+ years’ experience in health care industry.  He has provided Global Health consultations to numerous organizations and institutions including United Nations Organizations, Non-Government Organizations, public institutions, private corporations and pharmaceutical companies in Myanmar (Burma).   He has worked at the Ministry of Health in Myanmar and his public health expertise and work experience includes Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Assistant Director of National AIDS Program, Assistant Medical Superintendent, Assistant Surgeon, and Research Medical Officer.  He has a long-standing interest in promoting indigenous health and has worked closely with ethnic health organizations in eastern border of Myanmar in promoting health equality and social justice of indigenous people.

Dr. Tun Myint obtained his MBBS from the University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar.  He received WHO fellowship awards to study Master of Public Health in Health Services Research, Master in Health Information Systems, and Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology at Loma Linda University in California.  He attended the Post-doctoral studies in the field of Epidemiology of AIDS at UCLA, CA.  He earned Master of Business Administration and Master of Development Studies from Yangon Institute of Economics, Myanmar.   He also eared Certificate of Humanitarian Assistance from Loma Linda University, CA; Diploma in Medical Education from University of Public Health, Yangon, Myanmar; Certificate in International Community Health from University of Oslo, Norway; Diploma in International Health with emphasis on Biomedical ethics from Monash University, Australia; and Diploma in Anthropology and Ethnography from University of Yangon, Myanmar. 

Dr. Tun Myint joined the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University as a Limited Term Assistant Professor in January 2015. 

Research Interests

Dr. Tun Myint’s research focuses on global health, planning and evaluation of community-based health programs, health equality and social justice in indigenous people, epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and maternal and child health in the context of resource-challenged situations.  

Teaching Interests

Dr. Tun Myint’s teaching interests in population and public health are broad: global health, planning and evaluation, medical epidemiology, health and development, health innovation, and healthcare leadership and management.  He has taught epidemiology, epidemiology in health planning and management, and project planning and evaluation to graduate students and NGOs in Myanmar.

Publications and Activities

Peer-reviewed Articles

·  Social Development through Human Capital Investment in Kanbauk Area of Taninthayi Division (1997-2008), Yi Aye, Tun Myint, Yangon Institute of Economics Research Journal, Oct, 2010, Vol. 1, No. 2, Pages 51-62.

·  A Monounsaturated Fatty Acid–Rich Pecan-Enriched Diet Favorably Alters the Serum Lipid Profile of Healthy Men and Women.  Sujatha Rajaram, Kenneth Burke, Bertrum Connell, Tun Myint, and Joan Sabaté.  Journal of Nutrition, September 1, 2001, Vol. 131, No. 9, Pages 2275-2279

·  Urinary 1-Methylhistidine Is a Marker of Meat Consumption in Black and in White California Seventh-day Adventists.  Tun Myint, Gary E. Fraser, Kristian D. Lindsted, Synnøve F. Knutsen, Richard W. Hubbard and Hannelore W. Bennett.  American Journal of Epidemiology, Oct 15, 2000, Vol. 152, Issue 8, Pages 752-755.

Books

·  Tun Myint, Franscois Tainturier, Maxime Boutry (2015), Bilingual Myanmar-English Manual on Social Research Methods, OSF (Open Society Foundation) and LIFT (Livelihood and Food Security Trust) Fund

·  Tun Myint (2012), Short notes on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, MBE / Joy-of-Sharing

·  Tun Myint (2003), Manual on “Documenting 100% Targeted Condom Promotion in Myanmar”, National AIDS Program

·  Tun Myint (2003), Guidelines on “Implementing the 100% Targeted Condom Promotion in Myanmar”, National AIDS Program

Book chapter

·  Tun Myint (2014), Multicultural Health, Education, and Welfare” in Kuo-shik Kim, Myung Ken Lee, Paving the Future of Multicultural Asia, Global Together, Korea, pp 160-169.

Selected research reports/papers

·  Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) on Malaria and Insecticide treated bed-nets (ITNs) in Salin township, presented at MMA conference (2010)

·  Validity and Reliability of selected RDTs among Migrants in Myanmar, presented at MMA conference (2010)

·  Malariometric survey, Salin township, Magwe Region, Tun Myint et al. (Paper of MPH Field Practicum, World Health Organization and University of Public Health, Yangon, Myanmar, 2009)

·  A Short report on baseline assessment of Nutritional status of Nargis Orphans in MyaungMya, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Myanmar, Tun Myint (Internal distribution, University of Public Health, Yangon, Myanmar, 2008)

·  Comparison of Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance among men who have sex with men (MSM), Tun Myint (Internal distribution, National AIDS Program, 2008)

·  Sexual behavior and Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) of Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Myanmar, Tun Myint (Internal distribution, National AIDS Program (NAP), Yangon, Myanmar, 2007, 2008)

·   The Findings of Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) among Intravenous Drug Users in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tun Myint (Internal distribution, NAP, Yangon, Myanmar, 2006)

·   The Findings of Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) (2005) and Trishaw drivers’ Survey (2006) in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tun Myint (Internal distribution, NAP)

·   The Findings of Behavioral Surveillance Survey among Highway bus/truck drivers and their assistants in Yangon (2003) and Mandalay highway truck terminals (2006), Myanmar, Tun Myint (Internal distribution, NAP, Yangon, Myanmar)

Selected theses/dissertations

·  Study on Health Seeking Behavior, Situation of Maternal and Child Health, and Nutritional Status of Under-five children of Kayan Nationals, Dimawso township, Kayah, Tun Myint, Win Maung, Phone Myat Kyaw (Paper prepared for Diploma in Anthropology and Ethnography, Department of Anthropology, University of Yangon, Myanmar, 2013)

·  Setting up the National Research Ethical Committee in Myanmar, Tun Myint (Paper prepared for the Graduate Diploma in International Health with emphasis on Biomedical Ethics, Monash University, Australia, 2012)

·  Induced Abortion: A Public Health Challenge in Myanmar, Tun Myint (Paper prepared for the Certificate Program in International Community Health, University of Oslo, Norway, 2011)

·  Social Development through Human Capital Investment, Kanbauk Area of Taninthayi Division (1997-2008),  Tun Myint (Thesis prepared for Master of Development Studies, Yangon Institute of Economics, Myanmar, 2010)

·  Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of Men who Sex with Men (MSM) in Myanmar, Tun Myint (Thesis prepared for Master of Business Administration degree, Yangon Institute of Economics, Myanmar, 2006)

·  Survival Analysis of Adult AIDS Cases in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California, between 1993 and 1999, Tun Myint (Dissertation paper prepared for Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology, Loma Linda University, 2002)

Selected translations and editions

·  Manuals on “Community-Based Health and First-Aid (CBHFA) in Action” for Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) / IFRC

·  Manuals on “Generate Your Business Idea (GYBI) and Start Your Business (SYB)” for International Labor Organization (ILO)