School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
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 overseas. Dr Tong’s main research interest is the climate change, infectious diseases, health promotion and community health services.
The majority of my research focuses on the fields of climate change, environmental health, infectious disease 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.
Date Position Institution name 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Award Government Award for Outstanding Students Uni Australia — 2017 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence Uni Australia — 2016 Scholarship National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Vulnerable Communities Network Scholarship 2016 Uni Australia — 2014 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award Uni Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 Unversity of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
Year Citation 2020 Xiang, J., Mittinty, M., Tong, M., Pisaniello, D., & Bi, P. (2020). Characterising the burden of work-related injuries in south australia: A 15-year data analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6).
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.
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.
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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. 2019 Tong, M. X., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2019). 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).
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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 —
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