Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan, M.P.H. 1981, Dr.P.H. 1987

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Dr. Vichit-Vadakan is the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at Thammasat University in Thailand. Her research on the effects of air pollution and health has led to national policy and interventions, most notably the elimination of lead from gasoline, the establishment of national air quality standards, and implementation of environmental mitigation measures. She serves as the lead negotiator for Thailand at the Conference of the Parties for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which is the first international health treaty. Dr. Vichit-Vadakan received both her degrees -- an MPH in 1981 and a DrPH in 1987 -- in Community Health Sciences from UCLA.