Yang, Bingyi

Post-doctoral Fellow

Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Ph.D.

Dr. Bingyi Yang obtained her Ph.D. in infectious disease epidemiology from The University of Hong Kong in 2017. She got her postdoctoral training at the Department of Biology, University of Florida during 2017-2020.

Dr. Yang’s research interest is understanding the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, with a focus on seroepidemiology and spatial-temporal analyses. Her recent work focus on transmission dynamics of COVID-19, including disparities in transmissions and the impacts of non-pharmaceutical interventions. Her previous research primarily focused on understanding population susceptibilities with serological data, such as modeling the complexity of human immunity to the influenza virus and seroprevalence of enteroviruses. She has also researched spatial distributions and synchrony of infectious diseases, including enteroviruses, dengue viruses and its vectors.

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Selected Publications
  1. Yang B, Lessler J, Zhu H, Jiang CQ, Read JM, Hay JA, Kwok KO, Guan Y, Shen R, Riley S, Cummings DAT. Life course exposures continually shape antibody profiles and risk of seroconversion to influenza. PLoS Pathogens. 2020.16(7): e1008635.
  2. Huang AT, Garcia-Carreras B, Hitchings MDT, Yang B, Katzelnick L, Rattigan SM, Borgert B, Moreno CA, Solomon BD, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Lessler J, Salje H, Burke D, Wesolowski A, Cummings DAT. A systematic review of antibody responses to coronaviruses: antibody kinetics, correlates of protection, and association of antibody responses with severity of disease. Nature Communications. In press. (= joint first authors)
  3. Quandelacy TM, Cummings DAT, Jiang CQ, Yang B, Kwok KO, Dai B, Shen R, Read JM, Zhu, H, Guan Y, Riley S, Lessler J. Using serological measures to estimate influenza incidence in the presence of secular trends in exposure and immuno-modulation of antibody response. Influenza and other respiratory viruses. 2020. Accepted.
  4. Hay JA, Minter A, Ainslie K, Lessler J, Yang B, Cummings DAT, Kucharski AJ, Riley S. serosolver: an open source tool to infer epidemiological and immunological dynamics from serological data.PLoS Computational Biology. 2020May 4;16(5):e1007840.
  5. Yang B, Lau EH, Cowling BJ. Estimating the severity profile of enterovirus A71 infections in children: A Bayesian synthesis framework. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2018 Oct 24; 188(2):475-83.
  6. Li Y, Chang Z, Wu P, Liao Q, Liu F, Zheng Y, Luo L, Zhou Y, Chen Q, Yu S, Guo C, Chen Z, Long L, Zhao Z, Yang B, Yu H, Cowling BJ. Emerging Enteroviruses Causing Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, China, 2010–2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2018 Oct 1; 24(10):1902.
  7. Yang B, Liu F, Liao Q, Wu P, Chang Z, Huang J, Long L, Luo L, Li Y, Leung GM, Cowling BJ, Yu H. Epidemiology of hand, foot and mouth disease in China, 2008-15 prior to the introduction of a monovalent EV71 vaccine. Euro Surveillance. 2017 Dec 14; 22(50). (= joint first authors)
  8. Jiang H, Wu P, Uyeki TM, He J, Deng Z, Xu W, Lv Q, Zhang J, Wu Y, Tsang TK, Kang M, Zheng J, Yang B, Qin Y, Feng L, Fang VJ, Gao GF, Leung GM, Yu H, Cowling BJ. Preliminary epidemiologic assessment of human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) virus, China. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017 May 5; 65(3):383-8.
  9. Yang B, Lau EH, Wu P, Cowling BJ. Transmission of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and Its Potential Driving Factors in Hong Kong. Scientific Reports. 2016 Jun 7; 6:27500.
  10. Wu JT, J M, Zheng Y, Leung K, Xing W, Yang J, Liao Q, Cowling BJ, Yang B, Lau EH, Takahashi S, Farrar JJ, Grenfell BT, Leung GM, Yu H. Routine Pediatric Enterovirus 71 Vaccination in China: a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. PLoS Medicine. 2016 Mar 15; 13(3):e1001975.
  11. Yang B, Wu P, Wu JT, Lau EH, Leung GM, Yu H, Cowling BJ. Seroprevalence of Enterovirus 71 Antibody Among Children in China: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2015 Dec 1; 34(12):1399-406.
  12. Wu P, Jiang H, Wu JT, Chen E, He J, Zhou H, Wei L, Yang J, Yang B, Qin Y, Fang VJ, Li M, Tsang TK, Zheng J, Lau EHY, Cao Y, Chai C, Zhong H, Li Z, Leung GM, Feng L, Gao GF, Cowling BJ, Yu H*. Poultry market closures and human infection with influenza A (H7N9) virus, China, 2013–14. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2014 Nov 1; 20(11):1891-4.