Field of Research (FoR)
Dr Minh Cuong Duong, MD, MMed, PhD, has been a Specialist in Infectious Diseases and an epidemiologist in Vietnam after completing the National Postgraduate Specialty Training Program in Infectious Diseases in 2011. He was one of 12 doctors selected in 2009 by the Vietnam Ministry of Health to be trained in Influenza prevention and pandemic preparedness project. He was deployed in response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic and other infectious...view more
Dr Minh Cuong Duong, MD, MMed, PhD, has been a Specialist in Infectious Diseases and an epidemiologist in Vietnam after completing the National Postgraduate Specialty Training Program in Infectious Diseases in 2011. He was one of 12 doctors selected in 2009 by the Vietnam Ministry of Health to be trained in Influenza prevention and pandemic preparedness project. He was deployed in response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic and other infectious disease outbreaks in Vietnam. Minh undertook his Masters in Medicine (Infection and Immunity) at the University of Sydney in 2008 under the Endeavour Scholarship. In 2012, Minh was awarded the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Award for a PhD at SPHCM. His PhD was titled “The magnitude of hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infections in chronic haemodialysis patients with end stage renal disease in a low-resource healthcare setting in Vietnam: implications for infection control”. Minh was awarded the 'PhD Prize for Best Thesis' from SPHCM. And his thesis was submitted to Vietnam Ministry of Health as requested to enable the infection control policy marking. Minh is continuing to expand his PhD research project and conducting other epidemiological research projects such as the patterns of hepatitis B virus infection and the patterns of antimalarial drug resistance in Vietnam. His expertise includes epidemiology, prevention and control of infectious diseases. He was a Sessional Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University in 2016. He was also a private tutor for PHCM9498 Epidemiology & Statistics between 2012 and 2017 and has joined SPHCM in Semester 2 2017 as an Associate Lecturer. In 2018, Minh was appointed by the World Health Organization as their consultant on the national response to viral hepatitis in hemodialysis facilities in Vietnam as well as was awarded the "SPHCM Young Investigator Award". Minh's current teaching responsibilities include: Co-convenor PHCM9784 Tropical Disease Control and Assistant Convenor PHCM9498 Epidemiology & Statistics.
Fighting anti-malarial drug resistance and malaria-related disability in Vietnam. 2019 GSF grant of Aus4Skills, AUD$10,000
Health security and anti-malarial resistance surveillance strengthening (Vietnam). 2018 HTD project [# RG AAFHS36], DFAT, AUD $13,083.70.
The burden of occult HBV infection in Vietnam. 2018 GSF grant of SPHCM, UNSW Australia, AUD$5,000
Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grant, USD$1,500
Medical Doctor (University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam)
1st Degree Specialist in Infectious Diseases (National Residency Program, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam)
Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity, University of Sydney, Australia)
PhD (Epidemiology, UNSW Australia)
SPHCM Young Investigator Award, 2018
SPHCM PhD Prize for Best Thesis, 2017
Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Council Award for Best Poster - 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Award, 2012-2016
Endeavour Award, 2008
My Research Activities
Duong CM, McLaws ML. Screening hemodialysis patients for hepatitis C in Vietnam: the inconsistency between common hepatitis C virus serological and virological tests. Journal of viral hepatitis. 2018.
Duong CM. How to overcome challenges related to English and academic writing skills when studying abroad. MedPharmRes 2018. 2 (1): 3.
Pham VB, Nguyen QD, Nguyen NHT, Nguyen THP, Vo TL, Duong MC. Radiocontrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Following Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Internal Medicine 2018. 6 (5): 138-143.
Duong CM, McLaws ML. Dangerous practices in a hemodialysis unit in Vietnam identify from a mixed methods study. BMC Infectious Diseases 2017. 17 (1): 181.
Duong CM, Turner MR, McLaws ML. Shewhart charts and two-monthly screening interval to monitor hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infections in two-year prospective cohort study of hemodialysis patients in Vietnam. Journal of Nephrology and Urology Research 2016. 4 (1): 5-14.
Duong CM, McLaws ML. An investigation of an Outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus Infections in a Low-resourced Hemodialysis Unit in Vietnam. American Journal of Infection Control 2016. 44 (5):560-6.
Duong CM, Olszyna D, McLaws M-L. Hepatitis B and C virus infections among patients with end stage renal disease in a low-resourced hemodialysis center in Vietnam: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2015. 15(1):192
Duong CM, Olszyna DP, Nguyen PD, McLaws ML. Challenges of hemodialysis in Vietnam: experience from the first standardized district dialysis unit in Ho Chi Minh City. BMC nephrology 2015. 16:122.
Duong CM, Olszyna DP, Nguyen DP, Ngo TD, McLaws ML. Pattern of end stage renal disease and seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections among chronic hemodialysis patients in Vietnam. Y Hoc Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh 2014.18(6):206-11.
Dong THT, Phan TQ, Duong BT, Nguyen QT, Duong CM, Pham KNO. Risk factors of recurrent shock in patients with Dengue haemorrhagic fever. Y Hoc Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh 2010.14(1):424-29.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
Epidemiology, infectious diseases, and prevention and control of infectious diseases.
My current teaching responsibilities include: Course Convenor PHCM9784 Tropical Disease Control and Assistant Convenor PHCM9498 Epidemiology & Statistics.