Zoie Wong

Faculty & Position:Public Health  associate professor
Last Updated: Aug. 07, 2019 at 14:42

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • PhD, Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management


    Dr Zoie Shui-Yee Wong is an Associate Professor at St. Luke’s International University (Tokyo, Japan) and a Visiting Fellow at School of Public Health and Community Medicine at University of New South Wales. She received her Ph.D. degree from the engineering school and has since acquired extensive research experience across the breadth of public health disciplines. She engages in cross-disciplinary collaborative research interfacing between Artificial Intelligence, statistics and health services, and has extensive experience in assembling and managing successful global research teams. Her current research focuses on Artificial Intelligence for Patient Safety Improvement, Health Informatics and Digital Health, and Infectious Disease Modelling. She has wide-ranging experience in developing scalable approaches for incident report learning, simulation models for healthcare surge capacity management and epidemic models for emerging infectious diseases response. Prior to joining St. Luke’s International University, Dr Wong was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow based at the University of Tokyo (Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)) from 2011 to 2013. She was also a Senior Manager (Research and Operation) at Centre for System Informatics Engineering (CSIE) at City University of Hong Kong and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at University of New South Wales, Australia.

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Aug. 2015Jul. 2016Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
  • Jun. 2013Jul. 2015Senior Manager (Research and Operation), CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
  • Oct. 2011May 2013JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
  • Jul. 2007Jun. 2009Instructor II, City University of Hong Kong

Committee Memberships

  • 2017- TodayInternational Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group Technology Assessment & Quality Development Working group member


  • 工学博士(PhD, Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management)

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Informatics / Life/Health/Medical informatics / Health informatics
  • Society medicine / Epidemiology and preventive medicine / Infectious disease modelling
  • Society medicine / Hygiene and public health / Patient safety informatics
  • Society medicine / Medical and hospital management / Healthcare system simulation and modelling

Research Interests

    Health Informatics , Theoretical epidemiology , Disease control , Surveillance , Simulation , Text mining

Published Papers

Books etc

  • Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Redesigning Healthcare Work
    Shui Yee Wong
    Joint Editor
    IOS Press  Aug. 2017  978-1-61499-793-1 (print) | 978-1-61499-794-8 (online)

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Key Research Issues and Recent Advances in Epidemic Modelling
    ZSY Wong
    INFORMS 2016 International Conference Jun. 2016 [Invited]
  • Chaired “Emerging Infectious Disease” session under Global Health cluster
    ZSY Wong
    INFORMS International conference 2016 Jun. 2016 [Invited]
  • Track Program Committee (TPC) for the Healthcare Applications track
    ZSY Wong
    2016 Winter Simulation Conference 2016 [Invited]
  • Effectiveness of infectious disease centres on influenza control in Hong Kong
    ZSY Wong
    Epidemics5 Dec. 2015
  • Outbreaks in long-term care facilities during an influenza pandemic can only be mitigated but not prevented
    L Wang#, ZSY Wong#, JT Wu
    Epidemics5 Dec. 2015
  • Simulation modeling in applications on health care and disaster management
    ZSY Wong
    Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2015: From Community to Emergency Room Oct. 2015 Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine [Invited]
  • Evaluation of launching designated flu clinics in reducing disease spread during influenza pandemic
    ZSY Wong
    11th Australian Influenza Symposium Oct. 2015
  • Estimating reproduction numbers for epidemic outbreaks
    ZSY Wong
    UNSW Biostatistics Seminar Oct. 2015 [Invited]
  • Conference Session Chairperson of Public Health Simulation Session
    ZSY Wong
    The Third International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering (ICISE) Dec. 2014 [Invited]
  • Systems Informatics in Heath Care Systems
    ZSY Wong
    WISER kick-off ceremony Dec. 2014 [Invited]
  • Recent Research in Healthcare and Public Health Modeling
    N Singpurwalla and ZSY Wong
    Healthcare Management Workshop 2014 Jan. 2014 [Invited]
  • An Exposition of Current Patient Safety Research
    ZSY Wong
    1-day Workshop on Healthcare Quality Engineering Nov. 2013 [Invited]
  • Text Mining of Medication Incidents using Topic Models
    ZSY Wong
    AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium Nov. 2013
  • Statistical text classifier to detect specific type of medical incidents
    ZSY Wong
    Medinfo 2013 Aug. 2013
  • JSPS fellow orientation talk
    ZSY Wong
    JSPS 2012 Orientation for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellows Mar. 2013 [Invited]
  • Conference Session Chairperson of Healthcare session
    ZSY Wong
    Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) Congress 2012 Aug. 2012 [Invited]
  • SPC and LOC of Context Sensitive Healthcare Informatics (CSHI) 2017
    Shui Yee Wong
    Context Sensitive Healthcare Informatics (CSHI) 2017 Aug. 2017

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) Congress 2012 Best Paper Award Patient Safety Systems between Japan and Hong Kong
  • Oct. 2011 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers
  • 2003 The IEE Hong Kong IEE Hong Kong Award
  • 2003 Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Division, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers HKIE-MIE Scholarship
  • 2002 Scholarship Award Institute of Industrial Engineers

Research Grants & Projects

  • From Reports to Knowledge for Patient Safety Improvement through Advancements in Artificial Intelligence
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B
    Project Year: Apr. 2018 - Mar. 2021  Investigator(s):Shui Yee Wong
  • Fifty years Projection of Home Care Services Demand under Japan Super-Aging Society
    Daiwa Securities Health Foundation
    Project Year: Oct. 2017 - Sep. 2018  Investigator(s):Shui Yee Wong

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • Health Informatics and Decision Making (St. Luke's International University)

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