Dr Deborah Wong

BSc(Adv) University of Sydney MChD The Australian National University
Project Officer


Dr Deborah Wong is returning to NCEPH after maternity leave. She has a background in Science and Medicine and has previously worked with the Epidemiology for Policy and Practice and Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modelling Groups. Deb currently works as an Implementation Project Officer on the Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Program. She is involved in work that aims to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessment for cardiovascular disease prevention and will also contribute to the development of primary care training modules to improve assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.


Research interests

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health – cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Inequalities in Cardiovascular disease
  • Vaccine preventable diseases



Korda RJ, Soga K, Joshy G, Calabria B, Attia J, Wong D , Banks E. Socioeconomic variation in incidence of primary and secondary major cardiovascular disease events: an Australian population-based prospective cohort study. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2016 Nov 21;15(1):189. 10.1186/s12939-016-0471-0

The cost of Foodborne Illness in Australia, Circa 2015. Component 1.1: Age- and sex-specific estimates of incidence, hospitalisations and deaths due to contaminated food.

Authors: Kathryn Glass, Laura Ford, Gill Hall, Deborah Wong , Martyn Kirk

Report for New South Wales Food Authority , June 2016.

Wong D , Abdel-Latif ME, Kent AL, et al. Antenatal steroid exposure and outcomes of very premature infants: a regional cohort study. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2014; 99: F12-F20. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-304705