Tarun Weeramanthri AM is an Australian public health doctor and adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia. He was the Chief Health Officer of the Northern Territory from 2004 to 2007, and Western Australia from 2008 to 2018. In October 2020, Tarun was appointed president of the Public Health Association of Australia. Tarun has provided strategic advice to state and national governments on a range of major public health issues such as climate change, disaster and emergency preparedness and response, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2022 Tarun was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (AM) for significant service to public health administration.