The Republic of Korea takes quick and decisive action to control the spread of the virus and to mitigate risks to public health.
Seung-sik Hwang is a professor of Epidemiology. He is a member of the Korean Society on Epidemiology's consultation committee on COVID-19 response. He served during the 2015 MERS outbreak as the field epidemiologist for the Korean committee on the MERS outbreak investigation. He is a medical doctor and holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Seoul National University. His main research interests include spatio-temporal epidemiology with focus on public health preparedness and disaster response.