Mr Wenbo Song

Research Student - MPhil/PhD - Epidemiology & Population Health (Nagasaki)

United Kingdom

I am currently a Joint PhD student in Global Health (Epidemiology and Population Health) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Nagasaki University. I am co-supervised by Dr Poppy Mallinson (LSHTM), Dr Hirotomo Yamanashi (NU), Dr Alexandra Lewin (LSHTM), Prof Sanjay Kinra (LSHTM), Dr Judith Lieber (LSHTM), and Dr Mika Matsuzaki (JHU).

Prior to my PhD, I have had substantial working experience on non-communicable diseases research in both developing and developed countries. I hold an MSc in Applied Social Data Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Public Health with a Minor in Medical Law from the Nanjing Medical University.


Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


I support teaching on three MSc units of study at the Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health: (1) Epidemiology and Statistics for Population Health I; (2) Statistics for Population Health II; (3) Statistics for Population Health III.


My current research focuses on epidemiological investigation using machine learning methods, mainly cluster analysis in assessing multimorbidity patterns, and non-communicable disease prevention and health promotion using digital technology.
Research Area
Social science (general)
Data science
Global health
Health systems
Behaviour change
Social and structural determinants of health
Health education and promotion
Public health
Disease and Health Conditions
Non-communicable diseases
Chronic diseases
United Kingdom
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
South Asia

Selected Publications

The Impact of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program on Health Literacy: A Pre-Post Study Using a Multi-Dimensional Health Literacy Instrument.
Muscat, DM; SONG, W; Cvejic, E; Ting, JH C; Medlin, J; Nutbeam, D;
International journal of environmental research and public health
Burden, determinants, consequences and care of multimorbidity in rural and urbanising Telangana, India: protocol for a mixed-methods study within the APCAPS cohort.
LIEBER, J; Banjara, SK; MALLINSON, PA C; Mahajan, H; Bhogadi, S; Addanki, S; Birk, N; SONG, W; SHAH, AS; Kurmi, O; Iyer, G; Kamalakannan, S; Kishore Galla, R; Sadanand, S; Dasi, T; Kulkarni, B; KINRA, S;
BMJ open
Multimorbidity and its behavioural risk
factors in Japanese community-dwelling
older people: A cross-sectional analysis in
the Nagasaki Islands Study (NaIS)
IUNS 22nd International Congress of Nutrition
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