Wan Puteh Sharifa Ezat
Professor of Hospital Management and Health Economics; Deputy Dean (Relation & Wealth Creation), Faculty of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre; Previous Head of International Centre for Casemix and Clinical Coding (ITCC), UKM Medical Centre, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh is a trained Medical Doctor from UKM. She obtained her Master’s in Public Health (Hospital and Health Management) and PhD on Health Economics from the United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH).
Her study on “Cost Effectiveness of HPV Vaccinations against Cervical Cancer in Malaysia” was used in policy of HPV vaccination establishment in the country. Her main interests are in areas of health policy, health inequality and health economics. She previously sat as head of Hospital and Health Management Unit, Coordinator for Masters in Community Health Science, the Associate Fellow for the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Medium Enterprise Development Faculty of Economics.
Now she is the Deputy Dean (Relation & Wealth Creation), Faculty of Medicine and also head of ITCC UKM. Since 1st December 2010 onwards, she has been appointed as a casemix consultant, coding specialist (with UNU-IIGH and ITCC UKM) Kuala Lumpur to conduct research & capacity building on Accessibility, Efficiency and Quality of Care in Health System (especially in casemix management) to support casemix implementation in developing country.
She was a consultant to the Ministry of Human Resource on occupational diseases related burden, Ministry of Health on Cluster Hospital efficiency and Prime Minister’s Department on Prevalence of Autism among children in Malaysia. She is currently the assistant editor for the Malaysian Journal of Public Health, a Scopus indexed journal and reviewer of other journal locally and abroad.
She has published papers locally and abroad, chapters in book and book on cost effectiveness of vaccination against cervical cancer. She is a masters and PhD examiner and conduct classes for masters and PhD graduates from UTM, OUM, USM on health economics and health outcomes research. She has presented many papers and proceedings locally and abroad and is a reviewer on HTA on cost effectiveness of HPV vaccinations, Pneumococcal vaccination; a member of the Health Economics Association Malaysia, the Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association, MySPOR (Malaysian Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research Group) and ‘One Health’ with MyHoun on zoonotic diseases.
She also is an active member in community volunteerism, NGO activities and Corporate Social Responsibilities, with local companies and organisations.