Dr Michael Tong

Research Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health

Michael Tong is a Research Fellow in Environment, Climate and Health Group at the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. He is an experienced medical science and public health researcher with a strong background in environmental health, epidemiology, risk assessment, climate change, healthcare cost evaluation, public and community health promotion, and vulnerable population health research.

Michael has both quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as experience in cross-cultural research in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. He has successfully conducted two international projects, two national projects and two government consultancy projects. His research and consultancy work has focused on burden of disease assessments, including environmental risk assessment, health impacts of extreme heat and climate change, community health promotion for climate change adaptations, health system capacity building and health policy development.

Michael has also gained extensive knowledge and skills in Public Health Teaching and Supervision. He had reviewed and developed public health subjects, including epidemiology, biostatistics, global and environmental health, social determinants of health, and supervised two PhD students and four MPH students.

Research interests

  • Climate change and population health
  • Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Environmental risk and health impact assessment
  • Environmental health
  • Heatwaves and extreme weather events
  • Healthcare cost evaluation
  • Health system capacity building