Ting Fang Alvin Ang, MD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Ting Fang Alvin Ang
617.358.2200
72 East Concord Street

Biography

Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. He also works with the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), where his research focuses on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – pressing public health issues at hand. Trained as a physician, his clinical experience in tertiary hospitals and overseas humanitarian missions has inspired him to pivot towards public health research, to improve current clinical guidelines and practice of neurocognitive disorders. His research primarily involves data analyses and management of AD and TBI research, where he enjoys taking an agnostic approach to tackling different scientific questions, implementing different study designs and adopting both conventional statistical and machine-learning analytic techniques. He works closely with Dr. Rhoda Au on numerous multi-site collaborative research projects, harnessing the expertise and resources from other academic institutes and industries, in an effort to advance research in the brain health domain. Beyond his personal research interests, he is an avid believer in team science and plays a crucial role in spearheading data-sharing efforts and advocating for open data movement at FHS.

Other Positions

  • Research Fellow, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Publications

  • Published on 8/2/2019

    Zhu H, Tao Q, Ang TFA, Massaro J, Gan Q, Salim S, Zhu RY, Kolachalama VB, Zhang X, Devine S, Auerbach SH, DeCarli C, Au R, Qiu WQ. Association of Plasma Amylin Concentration With Alzheimer Disease and Brain Structure in Older Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 02; 2(8):e199826. PMID: 31433485.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/4/2019

    Lee YH, Ang TFA, Lin HC, Chang YC. Rural-urban disparities in smoking patterns among Chinese adults: a social-ecological approach. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2019 Jul 04; 1-16. PMID: 31271342.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/27/2019

    Ang TFA, An N, Ding H, Devine S, Auerbach SH, Massaro J, Joshi P, Liu X, Liu Y, Mahon E, Au R, Lin H. Using data science to diagnose and characterize heterogeneity of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019; 5:264-271. PMID: 31304232.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/5/2019

    Au R, Ritchie M, Hardy S, Ang TFA, Lin H. Aging Well: Using Precision to Drive Down Costs and Increase Health Quality. Adv Geriatr Med Res. 2019; 1. PMID: 31342014.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/5/2018

    Tao Q, Ang TFA, DeCarli C, Auerbach SH, Devine S, Stein TD, Zhang X, Massaro J, Au R, Qiu WQ. Association of Chronic Low-grade Inflammation With Risk of Alzheimer Disease in ApoE4 Carriers. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 10 05; 1(6):e183597. PMID: 30646251.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/10/2016

    Lee YH, Ang TFA, Chiang TC, Kaplan WA. Growing concerns and controversies to Taiwan's National Health Insurance-what are the lessons from mainland China, South Korea and Singapore? Int J Health Plann Manage. 2018 Jan; 33(1):e357-e366. PMID: 27723118.

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