Michael Tong

Dr Michael Tong

Research Scholar

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Michael Tong is a Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He obtained a PhD in Medicine in 2018. Dr Tong is a skilled public health researcher in Environmental Epidemiology. He has contributed to the fields of climate change, environmental health, infectious disease epidemiology and community health service, policy development and interventions for prevention, preparedness, response, and climate change adaptations for vulnerable communities in Australia and China over the last six years. He has excellent experience in conducting epidemiological fieldwork studies and performing statistical analysis. Dr Tong’s main research interest is climate change, infectious diseases, health promotion and community health services.

The majority of my research focuses on the fields of infectious diseases, climate change, environmental health, epidemiology and community health service. Over the last six years, I undertook AusAid project: Building Capacity to Curb the Public Health Impact of Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases Due to Climate Change, and ACC DFAT project: Understanding the environmental risk information needs of Chinese tourists, funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Currently, I am working on NHMRC Project Healthcare Costs of Heatwaves and Benefits of a Heat Health Intervention. 

The Climate Change; Ecosystem Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group offers a number of research opportunities for students at a variety of levels including PhD, MPhil, Honours, MPH Coursework Thesis and Dissertation, MClinSci and Summer Vacation Scholarships. Details of the projects that are available for students in the Climate change; ecosystem health and infectious disease epidemiology research group can be found in the School of Public Health Student Research Project Handbook.

Lecturer: Introduction to Public Health, Public Health Study Tour, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health Informatics, Social Determinants of Health, Global Public Health 



  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Vulnerable Communities Network Australia
    2013 - ongoing Australasian Epidemiological Association
    2012 - ongoing The Statistical Society of Australia
    2012 - ongoing Public Health Association of Australia
  • Position: Research Scholar
  • Phone: 83131986
  • Email: michael.tong@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6885
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.31
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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