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Dr Yang Liu

PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
120

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an Assistant Professor at the LSHTM 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 and Occupational Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Vaccine Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

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 Kingdom
United States of America
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Strategies to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 importation from international travellers: modelling estimations for the United Kingdom, July 2020.
Clifford S; Quilty BJ; Russell TW; Liu Y; Chan Y-WD; Pearson CAB; Eggo RM; Endo A; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Flasche S
2021
Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Eco-epidemiological scaling of Leptospirosis: Vulnerability mapping and early warning forecasts.
Convertino M; Reddy A; Liu Y; Munoz-Zanzi C
2021
The Science of the total environment
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
2021
PLoS computational biology
Population disruption: estimating changes in population distribution in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gibbs H; Waterlow N; Cheshire J; Danon L; Liu Y; Grundy C; Kucharski A; Eggo R; LSHTM CMMID COVID-19 Working Group
2021
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
Optimising health and economic impacts of COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation strategies in the WHO European Region.
Liu Y; Sandmann FG; Barnard RC; Pearson CAB; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Pastore R; Pebody R; Flasche S; Jit M
2021
medRxiv
Estimating the impact of reopening schools on the reproduction number of SARS-CoV-2 in England, using weekly contact survey data.
Munday JD; Jarvis CI; Gimma A; Wong KLM; van Zandvoort K; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Funk S; Edmunds WJ
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
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