Hildy Fong is the Executive Director of the Center for Global Public Health. Having joined in August 2013, she is responsible for leading the Center's initiatives on global health education, research, and program development in collaboration with partnering faculty, students, and groups. She manages planning, outreach, and communications for CGPH-affiliated events and special projects. She is also a lecturer for the UC Berkeley Master of Development Practice (MDP) program, managing a course on the Foundations of Global Public Health.
Fong studied public health with a focus on health policy and management at UNC-Chapel Hill (BSPH) and the Johns Hopkins University (MHS), and received her PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. Her doctoral research was on the policy implications of migration for the immunization of children in Southern China.
She has special research interests in child health equity and migration in the Asia region. She was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, and spent two years as a policy research analyst at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She has also worked in various roles at the WHO Child and Adolescent Health Unit in Geneva, the National Kidney Foundation of Singapore, the U.S. Senate, and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Washington D.C.