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

  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MBBS
  • Boston University, MPH

Publications

  • Published on 3/23/2022

    Zhang X, Tong T, Chang A, Ang TFA, Tao Q, Auerbach S, Devine S, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Massaro J, Lunetta KL, Au R, Farrer LA. Midlife lipid and glucose levels are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Mar 23. PMID: 35319157.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/7/2021

    Alosco ML, Mian AZ, Buch K, Farris CW, Uretsky M, Tripodis Y, Baucom Z, Martin B, Palmisano J, Puzo C, Ang TFA, Joshi P, Goldstein LE, Au R, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Huber BR, Alvarez VE, Stern RA, Stein TD, Killiany RJ, McKee AC, Mez J. Structural MRI profiles and tau correlates of atrophy in autopsy-confirmed CTE. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 12 07; 13(1):193. PMID: 34876229.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Li J, Joshi P, Ang TFA, Liu C, Auerbach S, Devine S, Au R. Mid- to Late-Life Body Mass Index and Dementia Risk: 38 Years of Follow-up of the Framingham Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 12 01; 190(12):2503-2510. PMID: 33831181.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/30/2021

    Thomas RJ, Kim H, Maillard P, DeCarli CS, Heckman EJ, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Au R. Digital sleep measures and white matter health in the Framingham Heart Study. Explor Med. 2021; 2(3):253-267. PMID: 34927164.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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 10; 17(10):1619-1627. 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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