Ong Suan Ee



Ong Suan Ee

Suan strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others, no matter the magnitude. As a senior health systems researcher and COO at think-tank Research For Impact (RFI), Suan oversees the organisation’s portfolio of research and evaluation projects that span diverse sectors including health, education, and community development.

Her work at RFI is dedicated to making the behavioural and social sciences accessible, inclusive, and transformative for all; among her current projects are a study exploring the needs and aspirations of migrant workers and factors affecting the immunisation of older adults in the Asia-Pacific.

Suan also finds meaning in guiding youth as she continues to directly mentor young women across Southeast Asia who seek to make impact in the face of their own challenges.

Additionally, her role as a Senior Fellow at the Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, underscores her dedication to driving meaningful change in health and social policies across Southeast Asia.

Suan looks forward to being intellectually challenged, humbled, and refreshed by the diverse experiences in the EI fellowship. She is excited to forge partnerships between those working in ground-level programme implementation, academia, and at the forefront of design and technology.