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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

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

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
Effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 cases, deaths, and demand for hospital services in the UK: a modelling study.
Davies NG; Kucharski AJ; Eggo RM; Gimma A; Edmunds WJ; Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COV
2020
The Lancet. Public health
Changing travel patterns in China during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic
Gibbs H; Liu Y; Pearson CAB; Jarvis C; Grundy C; Quilty B; Diamond C; Eggo R
2020
Quantifying the impact of physical distance measures on the transmission of COVID-19 in the UK.
Jarvis CI; Van Zandvoort K; Gimma A; Prem K; CMMID COVID-19 working group; Klepac P; Rubin GJ; Edmunds WJ
2020
BMC medicine
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
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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