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Global Infectious Disease Research

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Song Liang Ph. D.

(614) 293-8263
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
MS, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
MS, Invertebrate Zoology, Southwest China Normal University, 1992
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Dr. Liang’s primary areas of research are risk assessment of waterborne pathogens, the environmental determinants of infectious disease, and environment-orientated interventions. Specifically, he studies schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease transmitted to humans via water. Much of Dr. Liang’s work also focuses on mathematical modeling and the epidemiology of infectious diseases; the public health applications of Geographical Information Systems (GISs); and international environmental health issues.



Recent Publications:

· Fang, L.Q., de Vlas, S.J., Feng, D., Liang, S., Xu, Y.F., Zhou J.P., Richardus, J.H., Cao, W.C. Geographical spread of SARS in mainland China. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 14( Suppl., I):2009. 1-7.

· Fang, L.Q., Zhao, W.J., de Vlas, S.J., Zhang, W.Y., Liang, S., Looman, C.W.N., Yan, L., Wang, L.P., Ma, J.Q., Feng D., Yang H., Cao, W.C. Spatiotemporal dynamics of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Beijing, a newly-established endemic region. Emerging Infectious Disease. 15(12):2009. 2043-5.

· Liu, Y.X., Feng, D., Suo, J.J., Xin, Y.B., Liu, G., Xiao, H.J., Jia N., Gao Y., Yang, H., Zuo, S.Q., Zhang, P.H., Zhao, Z.T., Liang, S. Clinical characteristics of the autumn-winter type scrub typhus cases in south of Shandong Province, Northern China. BMC Infectious Disease. 9:2009. 82

· Eisenberg, J., Desai, M., Levy, K., Bates, S, Liang, S., Naumoff, K., Scott, J. (2007). Environmental determinants of infectious disease: A framework for tracking causal links and guiding public health research. Environmental Health Perspectives, 115(8): 1216-1223

· Liang, S., Seto, E., Remais, J., Zhong, B., Yang, C., Hubbard, A., Davis, G., Gu, X., Qiu, D., Spear, R.C. (2007) Environmental effects on parasitic disease transmission exemplified by schistosomiasis in Western China. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 104 (17):7110-7115

· Liang, S., Spear, R.C. (2007). Model-based insights into multi-host transmission and control of schistosomiasis. PLoS Medicine (in press)

· Remais, J., Liang, S., Spear, R.C. (2007). Coupling hydrologic and infectious disease modeling to explore regional differences in schistosomiasis transmission in southwestern China. Environmental Science & Technology (in press)

· Seto, E., Lee, E., Liang, S., Zhong, B. (2007). Individual and village-level study of water contact exposure patterns and Schistosoma japonicum infection in mountainous rural China. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 12(10): 1199-1209