Paul Cheh, Program Executive, Bangkok

Paul Cheh is a program executive at The Equity Initiative, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is particularly dedicated to health equity and social justice issues, working to ensure all people have an equal opportunity to optimal health and well-being regardless of who they are or where they come from.

Prior to joining EI, Paul worked as a consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Western Pacific Regional Office, leading a multi-country community engagement research initiative. He was also the deputy secretary general at the Thailand National Health Foundation (NHF) and consulted for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission’s (UNESCAP) Social Development Division.

Before moving to Thailand in 2018, Paul worked across a diverse range of public health areas in his home country of the United States. He has held positions at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Abt Associates, the University of Michigan Tobacco Control Center, and the American Public Health Association (APHA). He was also an ORISE Fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Paul holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MPH from the University of Michigan.