Sten Vermund is the Dean of the Yale School of Public Health and the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), and Professor of Pediatrics. He gave the opening address to the event titled ‘The Future of Public Health: Leadership Perspectives from East & West,’ hosted by Yale-NUS College. Dr Vermund’s research examines diseases of low and middle income countries, with a focus on health care access, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, and prevention of HIV transmission among general and key populations, including mother-to-child. Dr Vermund received his PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University and his MD from Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was also the recipient of a Mellon Foundation Fellowship at Columbia University and a Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. This event is part of the Global Health Pathways Speaker Series.