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Yang Liu

PhD

Research Fellow

Room
120

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working with Dr Stefan Flasche and Prof Mark Jit on Spatial Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) in China. My primary focuses are seasonal influenza, hand, foot and mouth disease, human papillomavirus and pneumococcal disease. The objective of my project is to develop burden of disease maps using mathematical and statistical models. This project is a part of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Evidence to Policy pathway to Immunisation in China (EPIC).

I have a dual Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Economics and International Relations. After an internship with the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C., I moved on to getting a Master’s degree at the Columbia University in Climate and Society. In 2018, I received my PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. My dissertation focused on the risk assessment, risk communication, and economic evaluation of health hazards related to suboptimal ambient temperature exposure.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)

Research

My research interests, besides on-going projects, also include:

  • Climate and environmentally sensitive infectious diseases
  • Infectious disease outbreak forecast systems and their evaluation methods
  • Network analysis in the context of infectious disease epidemiology
  • Targeted public health intervention programs
  • Model comparison
  • Science communication
Research Area
Child health
Climate change
Environment
Vaccines
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Immunisation
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Dengue
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Influenza
Country
China
United States of America
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on SARS-CoV-2 transmission across 130 countries and territories.
Liu Y; Morgenstern C; Kelly J; Lowe R; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Jit M
2021
BMC Medicine
Quarantine and testing strategies in contact tracing for SARS-CoV-2: a modelling study.
Quilty BJ; Clifford S; Hellewell J; Russell TW; Kucharski AJ; Flasche S; Edmunds WJ; Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COV
2021
The Lancet Public Health
Changing travel patterns in China during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gibbs H; Liu Y; Pearson CAB; Jarvis CI; Grundy C; Quilty BJ; Diamond C; LSHTM CMMID COVID-19 working group; Eggo RM
2020
Nature communications
Detecting behavioural changes in human movement to inform the spatial scale of interventions against COVID-19
Gibbs H; Nightingale E; Liu Y; Cheshire J; Danon L; Smeeth L; Pearson CAB; Grundy C; Kucharski AJ; Eggo RM
2020
MedRxiv
Designing a multi-layered surveillance approach to detecting SARS-CoV-2: A modelling study
Liu Y; Gong W; Clifford S; Sundaram M; Jit M; Flasche S; Klepac P; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group
2020
Reconstructing the early global dynamics of under-ascertained COVID-19 cases and infections.
Russell TW; Golding N; Hellewell J; Abbott S; Wright L; Pearson CAB; van Zandvoort K; Jarvis CI; Gibbs H; Liu Y
2020
BMC medicine
Response strategies for COVID-19 epidemics in African settings: a mathematical modelling study.
van Zandvoort K; Jarvis CI; Pearson CAB; Davies NG; CMMID COVID-19 working group; Ratnayake R; Russell TW; Kucharski AJ; Jit M; Flasche S
2020
BMC medicine
Basic Reproduction Number of Enterovirus 71 Coxsackievirus A16 and A6: Evidence from Outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in China between 2011 and 2018.
Zhang Z; Liu Y; Liu F; Ren M; Nie T; Cui J; Chang Z; Li Z
2020
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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