Fong, Min Whui

FONG Min Whui
Post-doctoral Fellow

Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • BSc, MPH, PhD

Dr Min Fong joined the School of Public Health as Post-doctoral Fellow in 2023. Her primary research interest is in transmission and control of respiratory viruses. Her current work focuses on designing and implementing field studies to better understand influenza and COVID-19 transmission in the community, as well as identifying optimal control strategies in schools and other settings.

Prior to joining our School, Dr Fong was a Consultant at the WHO WPRO Strategic Knowledge Hub (formerly known as Young Professional Programme).


  1. YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarhip, HKU, 2020-22
Selected Publications
  1. Tsang TK, Huang X, Fong MW, Wang C, Lau EHY, Wu P, Cowling BJ. Effects of school-based preventive measures on COVID-19 incidence, Hong Kong, 2022. Emerg Infect Dis, 2023; 29(9). doi: 10.3201/eid2909.221897.
  2. Yung L, Leung LY, Lee KH, Morrell S, Fong MW, Fung NHY, Cheng KL, Kaewpreedee P, Li Y, Cowling BJ, Lau EHY, Hui DSC, Graham C, Yen HL. A longitudinal environmental surveillance study for SARS-CoV-2 from the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Hong Kong. J Hosp Infect, 2023; 138:34-41.
  3. Fong MW, Leung NHL, Cowling BJ, Wu P. Upper Respiratory Infections in Schools and Childcare Centers Reopening after COVID-19 Dismissals, Hong Kong. Emerg Infect Dis, 2021;27(5):1525-1527.
  4. Fong MW, Leung NHL, Xiao J, Chu DKW, Cheng SMS, So HC, Li Y, Ip DKM, Peiris JSM, Cowling BJ. Presence of influenza virus on touch-surfaces in kindergartens and primary schools. J Infect Dis, 2020; 222(8):1329-1333. (Editor’s choice)
  5. Fong MW*, Gao H*, Wong JY, Xiao J, Shiu EYC, Ryu S, Cowling BJ. Nonpharmaceutical measures for pandemic influenza in nonhealthcare settings–social distancing measures. Emerg Infect Dis, 2020; 26(5):976-984.
  6. Cowling BJ, Ali ST, Ng TWY, Tsang TK, Li JCM, Fong MW, Liao Q, Kwan MYW, Lee SL, Chiu SS, Wu JT, Wu P, Leung GM. Impact assessment of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 and influenza in Hong Kong: an observational study. Lancet Public Health, 2020; 5(5):e279-e288.
  7. Xiao J, Shiu EYC, Gao H, Wong JY, Fong MW, Ryu S, Cowling BJ. Nonpharmaceutical measures for pandemic influenza in nonhealthcare settings–personal protective and environmental measures. Emerg Infect Dis, 2020; 26(5):967-975.
  8. Ryu S, Gao H, Wong JY, Shiu EYC, Xiao J, Fong MW, Cowling BJ. Nonpharmaceutical measures for pandemic influenza in nonhealthcare settings–international travel-related measures. Emerg Infect Dis, 2020; 26(5):961-966.

* Co-first author