Dr Yang Liu
My research interests include the economic evaluation of public health interventions (including but not limited to vaccination programs) and the disease burden assessment (past and future) of environmentally-/ climate-sensitive infectious diseases. I have worked on various infectious diseases and pathogens (e.g., COVID-19, influenza, dengue fever, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, HPV, pneumococci), and collaborated with public health agencies at various scales, ranging from subnational (e.g., Minnesota Department of Health) to national (e.g., U.S. CDC, China CDC) and to regional/ international levels (e.g., Africa CDC, World Health Organization). Outside of academic writing, I have developed content (e.g., presentations, dashboards, policy briefs) for improving communication with policymakers.
Full CV accessible here.
- Modern Techniques in Modelling (co-organiser).
- Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (practicals).
- Introduction to Statistical Computing (guest lectures on RMarkdown and Parallel Computing).
- Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications (practicals).
I can take 1-3 master's project each summer and have capacity to take on new PhD students.
My research interests include:
- Climate and environmentally sensitive infectious diseases
- Hybrid modelling methods that combine mathematics and statistics
- Public health intervention planning and evaluation
- Science communication