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Henry Lan

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Western Australia

State: WA

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Henry Lan

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Western Australia

State: WA

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

Being Asian Australian myself, I have grown to appreciate how cultural differences such as diet, lifestyle and medical practice can have a large impact on health and well-being. As our society becomes increasingly multicultural, I believe it is essential to become more familiar with these differences and adapt accordingly – be it patient care or health policy.

 

While on exchange, I hope to combine my studies of epidemiology at the National University of Singapore with Chinese medicine at the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine to gain insight into the coexistence of eastern and western medicine and what this could mean for Australian healthcare. Ultimately, my career aspiration is to become a researcher and educator in public health and personalized healthcare. In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, teaching, cooking, travelling, hiking, snow sports and piano.

Interests & Passions

  • Teaching & education
  • Social medicine
  • Cross-cultural collaboration
  • Medical start-ups
  • Food

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