Term of office 2020
Kiyoung Lee is the 32nd Dean of the GSPH and is a Professor of Environmental Health.
I am honored to be Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University.
GSPH has made tremendous progress over the past 60 years. GSPH is now a leading educational institution for public health science at home and abroad. I started as a master's student in 1986, and I have seen how the GSPH has greatly influenced public health in Korea through education and research .
The life expectancy in Korea is rapidly increasing unlike other developed countries, and various public health problems are occurring. We are threatened by low birthrates and aging populations, increasing environmental hazards, climate change and its resulting health threats, health equity, health issues in multicultural societies, worker health issues in high-tech industries, international health, and so on. I believe the GSPH will protect and promote public health and improve the quality of life through the creation of new knowledge through research and suggestion of practical solutions on public health issues.
This is an important moment for public health, and the role of GSPH is ever more important. I look forward to working and creating an environment where all of our faculty members, students, staff, alumni and friends can play their parts.
I look forward to working with you in creating a world-class Graduate School of Public Health.
Kiyoung Lee, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
Seoul National University