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Portrait of Soonman Kwon, Professor at Seoul National University

Soonman Kwon, Ph.D.
Dept. of Health Policy & Management
School of Public Health, Seoul National University
28 Yonkon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-799, KOREA

Phone: +82-2-740-8875
Telefax: +82-2-745-9104

Biographical note

Soonman Kwon is Professor of Health Policy and Management in Seoul National University (SNU),
He was former chair of the Dept of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health at SNU. After he received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he was assistant professor of public policy at the University of Southern California in 1993-1996. Prof. Kwon has held visiting positions at the Harvard School of Public Health (Takemi Fellow and Fulbright Scholar), London School of Economics and Political Science (Chevening Scholar), University of Toronto, University of Duisburg in Germany, University of Trier in Germany (DAAD scholar), University of Bremen in Germany, Hosei University in Japan, and the Danish National Institute of Social Research. Prof. Kwon's major areas of interest are in health economics and finance, comparative health policy and welfare state, pharmaceuticals, and aging and long-term care. He has served on numerous health policy committees of the government of Korea, and has occasionally worked as a short-term consultant of WHO, ILO, and GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) to provide policy advice to China, Mongolia and Philippines.

Main areas of interest

Dr. Kwon's major areas of interest are in health care finance, industrial organization of health care and comparative health policy. He has published articles on these topics in international journals including, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Medical Care Research and Review, Social Science and Medicine, Health Policy and Planning, International Social Security Review, International Journal of Social Welfare, Social Indicators Research, International Journal of Public Administration, and International Journal of the Economics of Business. Prof. Kwon's research have been funded by Fulbright Foundation, Merck Foundation, Haynes Foundation, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (Germany), British Chevening Scholarship, and ILO (International Labor Office).