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Women in Science: Pai-Hui Huang



Pai-Hui Huang

Global NCD Operations Lead | Taipei



How long have you been in healthcare and what is your current role at Viatris?

I started my career in the health sector after earning my undergraduate nursing degree. As a registered nurse, I worked in one of the largest medical centers in Taiwan. Every day I took care of patients with respiratory conditions such as COPD and lung cancer. Seeing patients suffering from multiple admissions to hospitals for the same long-term diseases, I felt it would be more meaningful to devote myself in public health or preventing the disease from upstream, instead of waiting until a chronic condition became irreversible. I pursued advanced studies in public health and later worked as a public health practitioner in the government sector. After several years I shifted gears to a medical affairs role in the pharmaceutical industry, communicating the role of optimal disease diagnosis and treatment with health care providers in different therapeutic areas. Currently I am the Operations Lead in the Global NCD Excellence team.

What advice would you share with young girls who might be considering a career in science?  

Life has its beauty whether you choose a career in art or in science, and there is no discrete separation from science and art when it comes to health. Public health, a scientific discipline linking science and social aspects of population health, taught me that health topics are equally important as topics of politics and finance. The crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of public health science in a hard way.


How does your work each day contribute to our commitment of enhancing access for patients? 

Global NCD Excellence provides medical leadership to Viatris for solutions that reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and help people live healthier. We design and implement medical education programs, data generation programs, publication programs and innovative/partnership programs. These programs can relay or apply the scientific knowledge for optimizing outcomes of NCD management and control. My role is to work with my colleagues to deliver the programs in a timely, impactful way.



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