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.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Tong, M. X., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Public health professionals' perceptions of the capacity of China's CDCs to address emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.. Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 43(1), 209-216.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2021 Wang, H., Liu, Z., Xiang, J., Tong, M. X., Lao, J., Liu, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Effect of ambient temperatures on category C notifiable infectious diarrhea in China: An analysis of national surveillance data.. The Science of the total environment, 759, 1-8.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2021 Wang, S., Liu, Z., Tong, M., Xiang, J., Zhang, Y., Gao, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Real-time forecasting and early warning of bacillary dysentery activity in four meteorological and geographic divisions in China.. The Science of the total environment, 761, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2021 Liu, Z., Wang, S., Zhang, Y., Xiang, J., Tong, M. X., Gao, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Effect of temperature and its interactions with relative humidity and rainfall on malaria in a temperate city Suzhou, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28(13), 16830-16842.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Wondmagegn, B. Y., Xiang, J., Dear, K., Williams, S., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Increasing impacts of temperature on hospital admissions, length of stay, and related healthcare costs in the context of climate change in Adelaide, South Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 773, 1-10.
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    2021 Wondmagegn, B. Y., Xiang, J., Dear, K., Williams, S., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Impact of heatwave intensity using excess heat factor on emergency department presentations and related healthcare costs in Adelaide, South Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 781, 146815-1-146815-9.
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    2021 Tong, M. X., Wondmagegn, B. Y., Xiang, J., Williams, S., Hansen, A., Dear, K., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Emergency department visits and associated healthcare costs attributable to increasing temperature in the context of climate change in Perth, Western Australia, 2012-2019. Environmental Research Letters, 16(6), 1-12.
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    2021 TONG, M. X., WONDMAGEGN, B. Y., WILLIAMS, S., HANSEN, A., DEAR, K., PISANIELLO, D., . . . BI, P. (2021). Hospital healthcare costs attributable to heat and future estimations in the context of climate change in Perth, Western Australia. Advances in Climate Change Research.
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    2021 Gao, Q., Liu, Z., Xiang, J., Tong, M., Zhang, Y., Wang, S., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Forecast and early warning of hand, foot, and mouth disease based on meteorological factors: evidence from a multicity study of 11 meteorological geographical divisions in mainland China.. Environmental research, 192, 1-9.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Liu, Z., Zhang, Y., Tong, M. X., Zhang, Y., Xiang, J., Gao, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2020). Nonlinear and Threshold Effect of Meteorological Factors on Japanese Encephalitis Transmission in Southwestern China.. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 103(6), 2442-2449.
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    2020 Xiang, J., Mittinty, M., Tong, M. X., Pisaniello, D., & Bi, P. (2020). Characterising the Burden of Work-Related Injuries in South Australia: A 15-Year Data Analysis.. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(6), 1-17.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2020 Liu, J., Hansen, A., Varghese, B., Liu, Z., Tong, M., Qiu, H., . . . Bi, P. (2020). Cause-specific mortality attributable to cold and hot ambient temperatures in Hong Kong: a time-series study, 2006–2016. Sustainable Cities and Society, 57, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS6
    2020 Liu, Z., Tong, M. X., Xiang, J., Dear, K., Wang, C., Ma, W., . . . Bi, P. (2020). Daily Temperature and Bacillary Dysentery: Estimated Effects, Attributable Risks, and Future Disease Burden in 316 Chinese Cities. Environmental health perspectives, 128(5), 57008.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2020 Xiang, J., Mittinty, M., Liu, Z., Tong, M., Du, M., Pisaniello, D., & Bi, P. (2020). Are foreign-born workers more likely to make multiple injury claims than native-born workers?. Safety Science, 131, 1-10.
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    2019 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2019). Dengue control in the context of climate change: Views from health professionals in different geographic regions of China. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 12(3), 388-394.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2019 Liu, Z., Tong, M. X., Xiang, J., Dear, K., Wang, C., Ma, W., . . . Bi, P. (2019). The Impact of Temperature on Bacillary Dysentery: Effect Assessment, Attributable Risk Identification, and Future Disease Burden Estimation: A Report from 184 Chinese Cities.
    2018 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Liu, X., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2018). Association between malaria incidence and meteorological factors: a multi-location study in China, 2005-2012. Epidemiology and infection, 146(1), 89-99.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC5
    2018 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2018). China's capacity of hospitals to deal with infectious diseases in the context of climate change. Social Science and Medicine, 206, 60-66.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2018 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Liu, X., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2018). Impact of meteorological factors on hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in 19 cities in China, 2005–2014. Science of the Total Environment, 636, 1249-1256.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS18 Europe PMC11
    2017 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Liu, X., Tong, M., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Association between dengue fever incidence and meteorological factors in Guangzhou, China, 2005-2014. Environmental Research, 153, 17-26.
    DOI Scopus64 WoS59 Europe PMC28
    2017 Hansen, A., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Sun, Y., Liu, X., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Experts' Perceptions on China's Capacity to Manage Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases in an Era of Climate Change. Zoonoses and Public Health, 64(7), 527-536.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2017 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Health professionals' perceptions of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and climate change in China. Global and Planetary Change, 152, 12-18.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5
    2017 Tong, X., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Perceptions of malaria control and prevention in an era of climate change: a cross-sectional survey among CDC staff in China. Malaria Journal, 16(1), 136-1-136-10.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2016 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2016). Perceptions of capacity for infectious disease control and prevention to meet the challenges of dengue fever in the face of climate change: A survey among CDC staff in Guangdong Province, China. Environmental Research, 148, 295-302.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS21 Europe PMC8
    2015 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2015). Infectious diseases, urbanization and climate change: challenges in future China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(9), 11025-11036.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS32 Europe PMC22
    2014 Tong, X., Taylor, A., Giles, L., Wittert, G., & Shi, Z. (2014). Tea consumption is inversely related to 5-year blood pressure change among adults in Jiangsu, China: a cross-sectional study. Nutrition Journal, 13(1), 98-1-98-12.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC7
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    Hanson-Easey, S., Tong, M., & Bi, P. (n.d.). Understanding the environmental risk communication needs of Chinese tourists: FINAL REPORT.
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Lecturer: Introduction to Public Health, Public Health Study Tour, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health Informatics, Social Determinants of Health, Global Public Health 

 

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Climate Change and Burden of Disease in Australia: Current Attributable Risk and Future Burden Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yohannes Tefera Damtew
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Traffic accident and injuries in the context of climate change University of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Full Time Yannan Li
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Increasing temperature and its impact on heat-related health outcomes University of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Part Time Clare Faurie
    2020 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Climate change and its impact on hand-food-month disease University of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Full Time Tianyu Song
    2020 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Climate change and its impact on diarrhoea University of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Full Time Jiawei Liang
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  • 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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