Tsang, Kam Lun Tim

Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • PhD, MPhil, BSc

Professor Tim Tsang obtained his BSc (Mathematics) and MPhil (Mathematics) from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and PhD (Public Health) from The University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he spent three years as a postdoctoral associate in biostatistics at University of Florida.

His research interest is to develop mathematical and statistical methods for infectious disease dynamics and epidemiology. He develops statistical methods to analyze different types of infectious disease data for acute infectious disease such as COVID-19, human and avian influenza, dengue, norovirus and zika. He develops statistical models to perform estimations and simulations for assessment of control measure and public health interventions. Also, he is interested in integrating infectious disease data from different sources to obtain comprehensive insights for infections and transmissions.

Website: https://timktsang.github.io

Selected Publications

(*joint-first or corresponding author)

  1. Tsang TK, Huang X, Wang C, Chen S, Yang B, Cauchemez S, Cowling BJ. The effect of variation of individual infectiousness on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in households. eLife. 2023 Mar 7;12:e82611. [IF 8.7 (2021), rank 8/94 Biology]
  2. Xiong W, Peng L, Tsang TK, Cowling BJ. Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.5 Infections, Macau, June-July 2022. Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 Feb;29(2):453-456. [IF 16.1 (2021), rank 9/95 infectious disease]
  3. Tsang TK, Perera RAPM, Fang VJ, Wong JY, Shiu EY, So HC, Ip DKM, Malik Peiris JS, Leung GM, Cowling BJ, Cauchemez S. Reconstructing antibody dynamics to estimate the risk of influenza virus infection. Nat Commun. 2022 Mar 23;13(1):1557. [IF 17.7 (2021), rank 6/74 Multidisciplinary Sciences]
  4. Ho F, Tsang TK, Gao H, Xiao J, Lau EHY, Wong JY, Wu P, Leung GM, Cowling BJ. Restaurant-Based Measures to Control Community Transmission of COVID-19, Hong Kong Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Mar;28(3):759-761. [IF 16.1 (2021), rank 9/95 infectious disease]
  5. Tsang TK, Wang C, Yang B, Cauchemez S, Cowling BJ. Using secondary cases to characterize the severity of an emerging or re-emerging infection Nat Commun. 2021 Nov 4;12(1):6372.  [IF 17.7 (2021), rank 6/74 Multidisciplinary Sciences]
  6. Tsang TK, Wu P, Lin Y, Lau EHY, Leung GM, Cowling BJ. Effect of changing case definitions for COVID-19 on the epidemic curve and transmission parameters in mainland China: a modelling study. Lancet Public Health. 2020 May;5(5):e289-e296. [IF 72.4 (2021), rank 1/301 public, environmental & occupational health]
  7. Tsang TK, Lee KH, Foxman B, Balmaseda A, Gresh L, Sanchez N, Ojeda S, Lopez R, Yang Y, Kuan G, Gordon A. Association Between the Respiratory Microbiome and Susceptibility to Influenza Virus Infection Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 22;71(5):1195-1203. [IF 21.0 (2021), rank 6/95 Infectious Disease]
  8. Tsang TK*, Ghebremariam S*, Gresh L*, Gordan A*, Halloran ME, Kuan G, Balmaseda A, Rojas D, Sugimoto J, Harris E, Longini IM, Yang Y. Effect of exposure history on dengue infection and pathogenicity. Nat Commun. 2019 Mar 18;10(1):1246. [IF 17.7 (2021), rank 6/74 Multidisciplinary Sciences]
  9. Tsang TK, Fang VJ, Perera RA, Ip DK, Leung GM, Peiris JS, Cauchemez S, Cowling BJ. Indirect protection from vaccinating children against influenza in households. Nat. Commun. 2019; 10, 106. [IF 17.7 (2021), rank 6/74 Multidisciplinary Sciences]
  10. Tsang TK, Lau LL, Cauchemez S, Cowling BJ. Review of household transmission of influenza virus. Trends Microbiol. 2016;24(2):123-33 [IF 18.2 (2021), rank 14/158 Mircobiology]