Uy Hoang – public health and research experience


BSc, MBBS (Lond.), MPH (Yale), FFPH, MD(Res)


Aug 2019 – present

Research Fellow

Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre

University of Oxford

Supervisor; Professor Simon de Lusignan

May 2020 – Jan 2021

Tier 1 Contact Tracing Cell (CTC) Team Leader, London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC), Public Health England (PHE)

Literature reviewer, RCGP COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews & Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

April 2020 – present

Research Advisor, Public Arts Health & Us (PAHUS)


Chair of the International Public Health Film Competition 2020 Judging Committee


Invited judge for statewide round of the Directing Change Program and Film Contest, California

Chair of the International Public Health Film Competition 2018 Judging Committee

Advisor to the UK Faculty of Public Health’s Inaugural Public Health Photography Competition

Member of the Project Advisory Group for the Wellcome Trust grant – ‘The Impact of Visual Arts on Public Engagement on AMR in Nigeria: Supporting behaviour change for better utilisation and regulation’

Member of editorial board for film projects by Médecins Sans Frontières, Best Beginnings and UK FPH

Member of the Yale Alumni Non-Profit Alliance, Europe Branch


Invited member of the Film Judging Committee for the American Public Health Association Global Health Film Festival

Feb 2017 – Jul 2019

Research Fellow

Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre

University of Surrey

Supervisor; Professor Simon de Lusignan


Chair of the Film Judging Committee for the International Public Health Film Festival 2016

May 2013 – present

Founder and current President of the Public Health Film Society (UK charity registration no. 1160590)

Founder member of the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Films Specialist Interest Group

Sept 2015 – present

Chair of the UK FPH Conference film judging committee

Member of the UK FPH Conference Organising Committee

May 2014 – 2016

Co-Founder of the London Stroke Forum

Member of the Brixton Reel Film Festival Organising Committee

Apr 2013 – Apr 2016

Clinical Research Fellow

Division of Health and Social Care Research

Kings College London, 7th Floor, Capital House, London Bridge

Supervisor; Professor Charles Wolfe

I was responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team of field-workers as part of the South London Stroke Register, a long-standing cohort study into the incidence and risk factors for stroke in a diverse, multi-ethnic urban population. I also founded and led the London Stroke Forum, a London-wide network of clinical and basic science researchers working on stroke.

Sept 2010 – Aug 2012

MD(Res) student representative for the Institute of Psychiatry

Sept 2009 – Aug 2010

Chair of the Public Health Specialist Trainees Committee, Oxford

Oct 2009 – Mar 2013

Oxfordshire Deanery

Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health

Based at the Unit of Healthcare Epidemiology (UHCE), Department of Public Health & Primary Care,

June 2009 – Sept 2009

Oxfordshire Deanery

Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health

Based at the Unit of Healthcare Epidemiology (UHCE), Department of Public Health & Primary Care,

University of Oxford, Old Road Medical Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3


Thames Valley Health Protection Unit (3/5 time)

Oxfordshire Team

John Eccles House, Robert Robinson Ave, Oxford Science Park, OX4 4GP

Educational Supervisor; Dr Muhammad Abid, CCDC

Oct 2008 – June 2009

Oxfordshire Deanery

Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health

Based at the Unit of Healthcare Epidemiology (UHCE), Department of Public Health & Primary Care,

University of Oxford, Old Road Medical Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3

May 2008 – Oct 2008

Oxfordshire Deanery

Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health

Based at the Unit of Healthcare Epidemiology (UHCE), Department of Public Health & Primary Care,

University of Oxford, Old Road Medical Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3


Oxfordshire County Council

Department of Adult Social and Community Services

County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND

Educational Supervisor; Fenella Trevillion, Head of Specialist Commissioning

Academic supervisor; Prof Michael Goldacre

  • Working at Oxfordshire County Council Department of Social and Community Services I lead the development of indicators for a balanced scorecard that would be used to monitor the functioning of a combined mental health commissioning pooled budget between Oxfordshire PCT and the County Council. I also lead in the development of two schedules which form an integral part of the partnership agreement between the PCT and the County Council.

May 2007 – April 2008

Oxford Deanery

Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in Public Health

Based at the Unit of Healthcare Epidemiology (UHCE),

Department of Public Health & Primary Care,

University of Oxford, Old Road Medical Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3


Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust

Jubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South, Oxford, OX4 2LH

NTN – OXF/930/001/A

Educational Supervisor; Val Messenger, Consultant in Public Health

Academic Supervisor; Prof Michael Goldacre

  • I was the Business Continuity lead for the PCT and lead on the drafting of a BCM plan for the PCT which was approved by the PCT and adopted widely through the organisation
  • I lead on the production of two needs assessment covering the mental health of the working-age and older age population respectively
  • I collaborated with the senior infection control nurse at the PCT o produce a database to collect information from patients with C Difficile infection as part of the PCT’s plan to reduce hospital infection rates
  • I worked with UHCE and the UK MCRG on a project to evaluate the ACF program. I also collaborated with Prof Goldacre on a number of projects to look at the long-term trends in disease.rates and risk factors.

Feb 2007 – May 2007

Thames Valley Health Protection Unit

Oxfordshire Team

Richards Build, Old Road, Headington, OX3 7LS

Educational Supervisor; Dr Eamonn O’Moore, CCDC

2007 – 2021

Chairman of the Vietnamese Mental Health Service (charity no. 1001991)

I have worked as the chairman of the management board of the London-based charity, the Vietnamese Mental Health Service for the past year. The charity has a staff of 20 mental health professionals and administrative staff who provide mental health services for patients from the SE Asian and Vietnamese communities in London and across the UK.

My responsibilities in conjunction with the board of the VMHS are to set the overall vision and direction for the charity working closely with the executive and staff members to ensure that the services provided by the organisation continue to meet the needs of our client group and the wider communities that we serve. In addition the board is responsible and legally accountable for ensuring that the charity complies with principles of good governance in its management of staff and stewardship of public funds.

June 2006 – Jan 2007

Eastern Deanery

Specialist Registrar in Public Health

Based at St Albans & Harpenden PCT

Educational supervisor; Dr Joel Bonnet, former DPH

  • I was responsible for working with the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Priorities Forum and clinicians on the production of local guidelines for the referral of patients with hip and knee pain to secondary care, as well as setting appropriate thresholds for surgical treatment for these patients. This will result in the publication of local referral guidelines for patients with hip and knee pain due to osteoarthritis. In addition, I am leading the public health input into an evaluation of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of psychology services based in local general practices in St Albans. This will result in the production of an evaluation report that will be presented to Hertfordshire Mental Health Service Redesign Committee and the PCT Board for consideration of further funding of these services.
  • During my attachment here, I have also completed training for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), Level 1.

November 2006

Bedfordshire Health Protection Unit

Educational Supervisor; Dr Peter Lilley, Director and Dr Peter Sheriden, CCDC

  • During this attachment with the Bedfordshire HPU, I designed and implemented a database tool to assist the infection control team at Bedford Hospital with collecting information from patients involved in a Noravirus outbreak and allowing them to produce timely descriptive statistics of the progress of the outbreak that could be used to inform the work of the outbreak control team.


Research Associate for a joint project between;

Program for Recovery and Community Health, Yale University School of Medicine


Office of Multicultural Affairs

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

Part of the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

Educational Supervisor; Dr Meriam Delphin, Attending Psychologist

  • Involved in a project to map the disparities in mental health provision across the state of Connecticut. I worked as part of a team of specialists from Yale University Dept of Psychiatry and Public Health to propose suggestions to reduce any identified disparities to the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. An evaluation report was presented to the Board of DMHAS suggesting work streams to focus on with a view to reducing disparities in mental health within the state of Connecticut

Summer 2005

Asian Focus Unit

Department of Psychiatry

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Research intern and Clinical Observer

Educational Supervisors; Professors Francis Lu & Nang Du

  • Interned at the Asian Focus Unit, at San Francisco General Hospital. Working under Professors Francis Lu and Nang Du, of the Department of Psychiatry, UCSF, to look the model of culturally competent mental health care provided to the Asian community of San Francisco that has been used as an exemplar for numerous other Asian and ethnically/ culturally sensitive mental health providers through the US.

Fall 2003

New Policy Institute, London, England

Research Intern

Educational supervisor; Dr Peter Kenway, Director

  • I was tasked with leading a project to update the health indicators used to monitor poverty and social exclusion by the NPI, using the latest available evidence
  • The final report emanating from the project and recommendations to update the current list of indicators was presented to the directors of the NPI

2002 – 2003

University of Birmingham Public Health rotation


University of Keele Psychiatry rotation

Senior House Officer

  • Involved in both front line clinical work within emergency medicine and psychiatry as well as public health practice at Health Authority level
  • Public Health attachment at Shropshire Health Authority – Educational Supervisor; Dr Nick Phin
    • Responsible for updating the major incident plan for the Health Authority under the guidance of the Director of Public Health using the latest available evidence. These revisions were presented to the Health Authority Board.
    • Out of hours I participated in the communicable disease on-call rota serving the counties of Shropshire, Worcester and Wolverhampton under the guidance of the Consultant in Communicable Disease control, where my responsibilities included; contact tracing of cases in cases of meningitis, tuberculosis and gastroenteritis, and advice on appropriate prophylaxis
  • Accident and Emergency medicine at Telford General Hospital – Educational Supervisor; Mr Leaman, Consultant in A&E Medicine
    • Responsible for the acute assessment, stabilisation and treatment of patients with numerous medical, surgical and orthopaedic conditions including myocardial infarction, acute abdomen and acute trauma.
    • Involved in continuing medical education, including journal clubs, case presentations, audit presentations, medical and surgical grand rounds and student teaching
  • Psychiatry at St George’s Hospital – Educational Supervisor; Dr Andrew Nicol, Consultant Psychiatrist
    • Responsible for assessing and managing psychiatric patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team that covered the South Staffordshire Peninsula, including in-patients at St George’s Hospital, out-patients and day care patients at St David’s Hospital, Wombourne.
    • Out-of-hours I participated in the junior doctor on-call rota. With support from my senior colleagues I am responsible for assessing and managing medical and psychiatric emergencies within the three acute wards, two elderly care wards, three forensic wards and psychiatric intensive care at St George’s Hospital as well as patients referred by local general practitioners, the liaison psychiatry service and the crisis response teams.

2001 – 2002

University of London Clinical Internship

Pre-registration House Officer

Medicine at Yeovil General Hospital – educational supervisor; Dr Gore, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Surgery at Colchester General Hospital – educational Supervisor; Professor Motson and Ms Fiona MacNeill

  • Worked as the junior member of both medical and surgical teams managing gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases and general, laproscopic and breast surgery
  • Responsible for running the pre-operative clinics under the supervision of the Consultant Surgeon and Anaesthetist to ensure that patients were adequately informed and medically fit for surgery
  • Responsible for clerking new patients who were to be admitted onto the medical/ surgical teams from both the emergency room and on the wards. I was also responsible for initial acute treatment and following the presentation of the case history to my medical/ surgical supervisors I was actively involved in the on-going management of patients all patients assigned to the team.
  • Completed an audit of in-patient services for breast cancer patients which focused on the compliance of junior doctors with the pre and post-operative guidelines on patient care. This was presented to the surgical team.
  • Completed a case presentation with other members of the surgical team which was published in a popular gastroenterology journal


British Medical Journal, London, England

Clegg Scholar

Educational Supervisor – Annabel Ferriman, News Editor & Dr Alison Tonks, Associate Editor

  • Worked with the news editor of the British Medical journal and was responsible for covering a number of press conferences, as well as assisting the news editor with shifting through the daily press releases received by the journal.
  • I published four articles during this attachment