DONG Dong 董咚

Professor DONG Dong

  • Assistant Professor, the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Dong Dong joined the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care as a Research Assistant Professor in 2018. She obtained her doctoral degree in Mass Communication (with a minor in Epidemiology) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Most of Dr. Dong’s research are cross-disciplinary in nature and focus on issues not only related to health communication and medical sociology but also to health equity and social justice. She has been the Principle Investigator of several extramural research grants, including the Hong Kong RGC-GRF on the use of prenatal genetic testing technologies in mainland China. She is also the co-Investigator of several research grants from Hong Kong and mainland China on issues related to community health, health inequity, and healthcare services.

In addition, Dr. Dong is collaborating with several national patient organizations in China to investigate, trace and record the medical, social, and economic status of the Chinese people affected by different types of rare diseases. She is currently leading a research lab in the Shenzhen Research Institute of CUHK on developing a patient-centered real-world database for studying people with rare diseases in China. She has published more than a dozen white paper reports on the topic and served as a board member for three national rare disease patient organizations.