Dr Minh Cuong   Duong
Lecturer

Dr Minh Cuong Duong

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)

Resident Physician of Infectious Disease Degree (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)

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

I have been a Specialist in Infectious Diseases and an epidemiologist in Vietnam after completing the National Postgraduate Specialty Training Program in Infectious Diseases in 2011. I was one of the 12 doctors selected in 2009 by the Vietnam Ministry of Health to be trained in Global influenza prevention and pandemic preparedness project in Hong Kong. I was also deployed in response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic and other infectious disease outbreaks in Vietnam.

I undertook my Masters in Medicine (Infection and Immunity) at the University of Sydney in 2008 under the Endeavour Scholarship. In 2012, I was awarded the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Award for a PhD at School of Population Health (SPH) - UNSW. My 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. I was awarded the 'PhD Prize for Best Thesis' from SPH. And my thesis was submitted to Vietnam Ministry of Health as requested to enable the infection control policy. I am continuing to expand my PhD research project and conducting other epidemiological/clinical research projects with a focus on prevalent diseases in the low-resource countries such HBV, HCV, and malaria.

My expertise includes epidemiology, research methodology, clinical medicine and prevention and control of infectious diseases. I was a Sessional Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University in 2016. I was also a private tutor for PHCM9498 Epidemiology & Statistics between 2012 and 2017 and has joined SPH in Semester 2 2017 as an Academic. In 2018, I 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 "SPH Young Investigator Award". In 2019, I was awarded the "SPH Early Career Teaching Award". My current teaching responsibilities include: Convenor PHCM2001 Epidemiology, Co-convenor PHCM9784 Communicable Disease Control in Global Health.

Phone
(+61) 2 9385 1185

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong BT; Duong MC; Campbell J; Nguyen VMH; Nguyen HH; Bui TBH; Nguyen VVC; McLaws M-L, 2021, 'Antibiotic-Resistant Gram-negative Bacteria Carriage in Healthcare Workers Working in an Intensive Care Unit', Infection & Chemotherapy, vol. 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2021.0040
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong CM; Le PVD; Pham OKN; Huynh HQ, 2021, 'Atypical gnathostomiasis-confirmed cutaneous larva migrans, Vietnam.', BMJ Case Rep, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-243276
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Nguyen HT; Duong BT, 2021, 'A Cross-Sectional Study of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Towards Face Mask Use Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Amongst University Students in Vietnam', Journal of Community Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10900-021-00981-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Pham OKN; Nguyen PT; Nguyen VVC; Nguyen PH, 2021, 'Predictors of treatment failures of plasmodium falciparum malaria in Vietnam: a 4-year single‐centre retrospective study', Malaria Journal, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-021-03720-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Nguyen HT; Duong BT; Vu MT, 2021, 'The levels of COVID-19 related health literacy among university students in Vietnam', Infection and Chemotherapy, vol. 53, pp. 107 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/IC.2020.0152
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Vu PH; Tran VD; Duong MC; Cong QT; Nguyen T, 2020, 'Predictive value of the negative inspiratory force index as a predictor of weaning success: A crosssectional study', Acute and Critical Care, vol. 35, pp. 279 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.4266/ACC.2020.00598
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    He WQ; Duong MC; Gidding H; MacLachlan J; Wood J; Kaldor JM; Liu B, 2020, 'Trends in chronic hepatitis B prevalence in Australian women by country of birth, 2000 to 2016', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 27, pp. 74 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13202
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Le PVD; Pham ONK; Huynh HQ, 2020, 'Cutaneous gnathostomiasis in Vietnam', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 252 - 253.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50514
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Le PVD; Pham ONK; Pham HDT; Nguyen TB; Phan HT, 2020, 'Patterns of hepatitis B virus exposure and associated predictors in Vietnam: A crosssectional study', Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, vol. 13, pp. 535 - 541, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1995-7645.296721
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Le BT; Duong CM; Nguyen TQ; Bui CB, 2020, 'Two novel mutations in the CLCNKB gene leading to classic Bartter syndrome presenting as syncope and hypertension in a 13-year-old boy', BMJ Case Reports, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-233872
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Nguyen VTT; Otsu S; McLaws M, 2019, 'Prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus infections in hemodialysis patients in Vietnam: A systematic review and meta‐analysis', JGH Open, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgh3.12199
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; McLaws ML, 2019, 'Screening haemodialysis patients for hepatitis C in Vietnam: The inconsistency between common hepatitis C virus serological and virological tests', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 26, pp. 25 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12994
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong C, 2018, 'How to overcome challenges related to English and academic writing skills when studying abroad', MedPharmRes, pp. 3 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.32895/ump.mpr.2.1.3
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; McLaws ML, 2017, 'Dangerous practices in a hemodialysis unit in Vietnam identify from mixed methods', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2290-3
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong CM; McLaws ML, 2016, 'An investigation of an outbreak of hepatitis C virus infections in a low-resourced hemodialysis unit in Vietnam', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 44, pp. 560 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.01.014
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong C; Turner R; McLaws M-L, 2016, '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, vol. 4, pp. 5 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.12970/2310-984X.2016.04.01.3
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong CM; Olszyna DP; Nguyen PD; McLaws ML, 2015, 'Challenges of hemodialysis in Vietnam: Experience from the first standardized district dialysis unit in Ho Chi Minh City', BMC Nephrology, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12882-015-0117-2
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong CM; Olszyna D; McLaws ML, 2015, '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, vol. 15, pp. 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1532-9
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Olszyna DP; Nguyen DP; Ngo TD; McLaws M, 2014, 'Pattern of end stage renal disease and seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections among chronic haemodialysis patients in Vietnam: a single-centre experience', Y Hoc TP, Ho Chi Minh, vol. 18, pp. S206 - S211
    Journal articles |
    Dr Minh Cuong Duong
    Duong MC; Pham OKN; Nguyen PT; Nguyen VVC; Nguyen PH, 'Spread of multidrug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria and predictors of treatment failures in Vietnam', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.18720/v1

Awards

SPH Early Career Teaching Award 2019

GUT 2019 - Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (MSGM) Second Prize for The Best Poster Award

SPH Young Investigator Award, 2018

SPH 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

Grants

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 $13,000.

The burden of occult HBV infection in Vietnam. 2018 GSF grant of SPH, UNSW Australia, AUD$5,000  

Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grant, USD$1,500

Fighting anti
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malarial drug resistance and malaria
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related disability in Vietnam
Fighting anti
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malarial drug resistance and malaria
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related disability in Vietnam
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