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Dr Yang Liu

PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
120

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

A relatively unconventional academic journey involving training in economics, international relations, environmental science, and epidemiology put me in a unique position to solve some challenging problems in public health. My research interests now 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). My research is currently supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

With experience in policy, my focus has always been science with a real-world impact. I have worked 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) specifically for improving communication with policymakers.
 
I am the research degree student facilitator at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, the organiser of the Modelling and Economic Evaluation of Vaccines (MEEV) group, the lead of the spatial analysis and the vaccine themes in the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of  Infectious Diseases (CMMID), and a member of the WHO SAGE Working Group: COVID-19 Vaccine Modelling Subgroup and the WHO European Regional Working Group on COVID-19 Vaccination.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

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

Teaching

I can take 1-3 master's project each summer and have capacity to take on new PhD students. Reach out if our research interests have resemblance!

Research

My research interests include:

  • Climate and environmentally sensitive infectious diseases
  • Hybrid modelling methods that combine mathematics and statistics
  • Infectious disease outbreak forecast and evaluation
  • Network analysis in the context of infectious disease epidemiology
  • Public health intervention planning and evaluation
  • Model comparison
  • Science communication

Also, feel free to check out my Google Scholar profile or Github.

Research Area
Child health
Climate change
Environment
Vaccines
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Immunisation
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Economics
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Measles
Pandemic diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Influenza
Respiratory disease
Vector borne disease
Zoonotic disease
Dengue
Coronavirus
Country
China
United Kingdom
United States of America
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Dosing interval strategies for two-dose COVID-19 vaccination in 13 middle-income countries of Europe: Health impact modelling and benefit-risk analysis.
Liu Y; Pearson CAB; Sandmann FG; Barnard RC; Kim J-H; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Flasche S; Jit M; Abbas K
2022
The Lancet Regional Health - Europe
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