Peter Muennig, Founder and Board Vice President

“Our kids came from families where their parents could not read a word or add well enough to buy things in the market. Now they are studying economics, business, teaching, IT, and Chinese in some of Thailand’s best universities. Nothing has given my life more meaning.”

Peter Muennig is one of the founders of Kwah Dao. He is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He received his MD at the University of California-San Diego and his Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. His research focuses on the health implications of non-medical social investments (especially education), primarily using cost-effectivenees and burden of disease analysis. His work has led to policy changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Canada, Immigration Canada and in the states of Minnesota and California. It has been published in leading journals and has been discussed in the NYTimes and on CNN, NPR and BBC.