Weizhen Dong

Associate Professor & Chair, Equity Committee, Faculty Association

PhD (Toronto)
MA (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Female faculty member

Research and teaching areas

Research areas:

  • Social Policy
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Social Determinants of Health

Teaching areas:

  • Sociology of Health
  • Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • Research Design

Graduate Supervision: Social Justice and Equity, Health and Wellbeing, Healthcare Systems, Policy Analysis

Selected publications

  • Dong, W. (2018). " Quality of Life at an Elder’s Collective Dwelling Community”. Journal of Applied Social Science. ISSN: 1937-0245 SAGE http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1936724418785414
  • Mursal, A & Dong, W. (2018). "Education as a key determinant of health: A case study from rural Anhui, China".  J Health Soc Sci. 2018;3(1):59-74.
  • Dong W, Wang Y, Yang Y, Wan J, Xu Y, Chen C, Bai G, Fang L, and Sun A. (2017) “Determinants of self-rated health among shanghai elders: a cross-sectional study”. BMC Public Health 17:807  
  • Curtis J, Dong W, Lightman N, Parbst M. (2017) “Race, Language, or Length of Residency? Explaining Unequal Uptake of Government Pensions in Canada”. J Aging Soc Policy. Jul-Sep; 29(4):332-351.
  • Chen, J.; S. Chen, Q. Jiang, W. Dong, and L. Wang, (2016) “Research on the health related quality of life among rural residents in Anhui Province with EQ-5D-5L scale” Journal of Nanjing Medical University (Social Sciences), 2016(1): 19~23
  • Dong, W., (2015) "Migrant Workers' Healthcare Challenge and Workplace Intervention Strategy", American Review of China Studies, Fall Issue

  • Wang Y, Dong W. et al. (2015) "Nurses' Practice Environment and Their Job Satisfaction: A Study on Nurses Caring for Older Adults in Shanghai" PLOS ONE 10(9): e0138035.

  • Chen C., Dong W. et al (2014). "Is Chinese Physicians' Prescribing Behavior Driven by Financial Incentives?" Social Sciences and Medicine, 05 033

  • Dong W. (2013) "Healthcare Cost Escalation and the Burden of Disease". American Review of China Studies
  • Dong W., F Fung and K. C. Chan (2010): "Community Mobilization and Empowerment for Combating a Pandemic", Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Vol. 64, No. 2 Pp 182-3
  • Flager J and Dong W. (2010). "The Uncompassionate Elements of the Compassionate Care Benefits Program - A Critical Analysis", IUHPE - Global Health Promotion Vol. 17, No. 1 Pp 50-59
  • Dong W. (2009). Public Health Sciences (ed.), Renmin University Press, P. 325.
  • Dong W. (2009). "Public Health: Research and Development" in Public Health Sciences, Dong W. (ed.), Renmin University Press, pp. 1-23.
  • Dong W. (2009). "Cultural Competency in Health Care" (with M. Jovanovic) in Public Health Sciences, Dong, W. (ed.), Renmin University Press, pp. 137-263.
  • Dong W. (2009). "Coping with Public Health Crisis" (with K. Fung and K.C. Chan) in Public Health Sciences, Dong, W. (ed.), Renmin University Press, pp. 288-302.
  • Dong W. (2008). "Beyond SARS: Ethnic Community Organizations' Role in Public Health", Promotion & Education, No. 15 (4)
  • Dong W. (2008). "Cost Containment and Access to Care: The Shanghai Health Care Financing Model", The Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 53 (1): 27-41.
  • Dong W. (2008). "Rural Health" in Rural Sociology, Liu, H (ed.), Renmin University Press, pp. 215-243.
  • Dong W. (2007). "Sociological Studies in Medicine and Health", in Sociology, Li, J. (ed.), pp. 209-235. Renmin University Press.
  • Dong W. (2007). "Translating Research into Policy", in Sociology, Li, J. (ed.), pp. 357-381. Renmin University Press.
  • Dong W. (2006). "Can Health Care Financing Policy Be Emulated? The Singaporean Medical Savings Accounts Model and Its Shanghai Replica", Journal of Public Health, Oxford Journals, UK, Volume 28, Number 3 Pp. 209-214.
  • Dong W. (2006). "Non-standard employment studies and policy responses in Canada - A study on research-policy translation". Social Policy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Dong W. (2004). "Reform of Health Care Financing System in Shanghai". China Health Economics, Vol. 8.
  • Dong W. (2003). "Health Care Financing Reforms in Transitional Society: a Shanghai experience". Special Issue on Health and Equity, the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. pp 223-234.
  • Dong W. (2002). "Social Network and Its Impact on International Migration" in Social Science Methodology in the New Millennium, J. Blasius, J. Hox, E. de Leeuw and P. Schmidt (eds.), Leske + Budrich Press, Opladen: Germany.

Book Publications

  • Public Health Sciences (editor), Renmin University Press, 2009
  • Dong, W. 2009. “Public Health: Research and Development” in Public Health Sciences, Dong, W. (ed), Pp1-23, Renmin University Press.

  • Dong, W. and M. Jovanovic, 2009. “Cultural Competency in Health Care” in Public Health Sciences, Dong, W. (ed), Pp 137-163, Renmin University Press.

  • Dong, W., Fung, K. and Chan, K., 2009. “Coping with Public Health Crisis”, in Public Health Sciences, Dong, W. (ed), Pp 288-302, Renmin University Press.

  • Dong, W., Fung, K. and Chan, K., 2009. “Coping with Public Health Crisis”, in Public Health Sciences, Dong, W. (ed), Pp 288-302, Renmin University Press.

  • Dong, W., 2007, “Western Sociological Studies in Medicine and Health”, in Sociology, Li, J. (ed.), Pp209-235. Renmin University Press.

  • Dong, W., 2007, “Translating Research into Policy”, in Sociology, Li, J. (ed.), Pp357-381. Renmin University Press.

  • Dong, W., 2006, “Cost Containment Strategy and Health Care Access Inequality – Medical Savings Accounts in Shanghai and Singapore” in Yang T. and Guan X. (eds.) Contemporary Social Policy Research, Tianjin People’s Press, Tianjin, China.

  • Dong, W., 2002, “Social Network and Its Impact on International Migration” in Social Science Methodology in the New Millennium, J. Blasius, J.Hox, E.de Leeuw and P. Schmidt (eds.), Leske + Budrich Press, Opladen: Germany.

Other Affiliations

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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