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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

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

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
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Feasibility of controlling COVID-19 outbreaks by isolation of cases and contacts.
Hellewell J; Abbott S; Gimma A; Bosse NI; Jarvis CI; Russell TW; Munday JD; Kucharski AJ; Edmunds WJ; Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COV
2020
The Lancet. Global health
Early dynamics of transmission and control of COVID-19: a mathematical modelling study.
Kucharski AJ; Russell TW; Diamond C; Liu Y; Edmunds J; Funk S; Eggo RM; Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COVID-19 working group
2020
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Secondary attack rate and superspreading events for SARS-CoV-2.
Liu Y; Eggo RM; Kucharski AJ
2020
Lancet (London, England)
Evidence of Background Checks in an Online Firearms Marketplace.
Drake C; Hernandez AM; Liu Y; Schwartz AH; Sundaram ME
2019
American journal of preventive medicine
An open challenge to advance probabilistic forecasting for dengue epidemics.
Johansson MA; Apfeldorf KM; Dobson S; Devita J; Buczak AL; Baugher B; Moniz LJ; Bagley T; Babin SM; Guven E
2019
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Degrees and dollars - Health costs associated with suboptimal ambient temperature exposure.
Liu Y; Saha S; Hoppe BO; Convertino M
2019
The Science of the total environment
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