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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

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

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

Strategies to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 re-introduction from international travellers
Clifford S; Quilty B; Russell T; Liu Y; Chan Y-WD; Pearson C; Eggo R; Endo A; Flasche S; Edmunds J
2020
Age-dependent effects in the transmission and control of COVID-19 epidemics.
Davies NG; Klepac P; Liu Y; Prem K; Jit M; CMMID COVID-19 working group; Eggo RM
2020
Nature medicine
Assessing vaccination coverage, timeliness, and its temporal variations among children in a rural area in China.
He Y; Liu Y; Dai B; Zhao L; Lin J; Yang J; Yu H
2020
Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics
Inferring the number of COVID-19 cases from recently reported deaths.
Jombart T; van Zandvoort K; Russell TW; Jarvis CI; Gimma A; Abbott S; Clifford S; Funk S; Gibbs H; Liu Y
2020
Wellcome open research
A Modelling Study for Designing a Multi-layered Surveillance Approach to Detect the Potential Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2
Liu Y; Gong W; Clifford S; Sundaram M; Jit M; Flasche S; Klepac P; CMMID COVID19 Working Group
2020
Designing a multi-layered surveillance approach to detecting SARS-CoV-2: A modelling study
Liu Y; Gong W; Clifford S; Sundaram ME; Jit M; Flasche S; Klepac P
2020
Wellcome Open Research
The effect of travel restrictions on the geographical spread of COVID-19 between large cities in China: a modelling study.
Quilty BJ; Diamond C; Liu Y; Gibbs H; Russell TW; Jarvis CI; Prem K; Pearson CAB; Clifford S; Flasche S
2020
BMC medicine
Use of seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines in older adults to reduce COVID-19 mortality.
Thindwa D; Garcia Quesada M; Liu Y; Bennett J; Cohen C; Knoll MD; von Gottberg A; Hayford K; Flasche S
2020
Vaccine
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