Nawi Ng


School of Public Health and Community
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 18A
41390 Göteborg
Postal address
40530 Göteborg

About Nawi Ng

MD, MPH, PhD. Prof Ng is a Professor of Global Health at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Institution of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. He is also a Guest Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health at Umeå University.

His research focuses on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and ageing, disability and quality of life among older people in Sweden and in low- and middle-income countries in collaboration with the WHO and the INDEPTH Network. He is leading the Global and Public Health research group at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Gothenburg. During 2019-2022, he leads five research projects funded by different Swedish Research Councils on: (i) poverty and ageing in Myanmar; (ii) implementation research on the integration of TB, DM and tobacco control programme in India and Indonesia; (iii) digital coaching for sustainable behaviour change and health promotion in Sweden; (iv) developing risk prediction score for cardiovascular diseases using big data; and (v) social capital for planning and design of a sustainable neighbourhood in Sweden.

He has published 115 papers in peer-review international journals, including in the Lancet, International Journal of Epidemiology, Bulletin of the WHO, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, BMC Geriatric, etc. He has an H-index of 36. He has supervised ten PhD students to completion (seven as the main supervisor). He is currently supervising eight other ongoing PhD students (three as the main supervisor) at the University of Gothenburg, Umeå University and University of Amsterdam.

He served as the Managing Editor (2007-2014) and Chief Editor (2015-2018) of Global Health Action open-access journal ( Prof Ng was a member of Scientific Advisory Group of SEACO – Southeast Asia Community Observatory ( during 2014-2019. He also serves as a steering committee member of Health Space Asia ( since 2013. He is a member of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (