Ting Fang Alvin Ang, MD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Ting Fang Alvin Ang
617.206.6186
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

  • Center Faculty Member, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Boston University, MPH

Publications

  • Published on 3/24/2021

    Akhter-Khan SC, Tao Q, Ang TFA, Itchapurapu IS, Alosco ML, Mez J, Piers RJ, Steffens DC, Au R, Qiu WQ. Associations of loneliness with risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Mar 24. PMID: 33760348.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/24/2021

    Lee YH, Chang YC, Ang TFA, Chiang T, Shelley M, Liu CT. Associations of staple food consumption and types of cooking oil with waist circumference and body mass index in older Chinese men and women: a panel analysis. Int Health. 2021 02 24; 13(2):178-187. PMID: 33045038.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Piers RJ, Liu Y, Ang TFA, Tao Q, Au R, Qiu WQ. Association Between Elevated Depressive Symptoms and Cognitive Function Moderated by APOE4 Status: Framingham Offspring Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2021; 80(3):1269-1279. PMID: 33646152.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/31/2020

    Lin H, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Prajakta J, McManus C, Alhanai TW, Glass J, Au R. Identification of digital voice biomarkers for cognitive health. Explor Med. 2020; 1:406-417. PMID: 33665648.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/23/2020

    Ding H, An N, Au R, Devine S, Auerbach SH, Massaro J, Joshi P, Liu X, Liu Y, Mahon E, Ang TF, Lin H. Exploring the Hierarchical Influence of Cognitive Functions for Alzheimer Disease: The Framingham Heart Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 04 23; 22(4):e15376. PMID: 32324139.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/29/2020

    An N, Ding H, Yang J, Au R, Ang TFA. Deep ensemble learning for Alzheimer's disease classification. J Biomed Inform. 2020 05; 105:103411. PMID: 32234546.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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 08 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. 2021 Apr-Jun; 20(2):241-256. 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.

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