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 3/27/2024

    Ding H, Liu C, Li Y, Ang TFA, Devine S, Liu Y, Au R, Doraiswamy PM. Sex-specific blood biomarkers linked to memory changes in middle-aged adults: The Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2024; 16(1):e12569. PMID: 38545543.

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  • Published on 3/26/2024

    Xue C, Kowshik SS, Lteif D, Puducheri S, Jasodanand VH, Zhou OT, Walia AS, Guney OB, Zhang JD, Pham ST, Kaliaev A, Andreu-Arasa VC, Dwyer BC, Farris CW, Hao H, Kedar S, Mian AZ, Murman DL, O'Shea SA, Paul AB, Rohatgi S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Sartor EA, Setty BN, Small JE, Swaminathan A, Taraschenko O, Yuan J, Zhou Y, Zhu S, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Bargal SA, Plummer BA, Poston KL, Ahangaran M, Au R, Kolachalama VB. AI-based differential diagnosis of dementia etiologies on multimodal data. medRxiv. 2024 Mar 26. PMID: 38585870.

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  • Published on 3/21/2024

    Ding H, Wang B, Hamel AP, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Au R, Lin H. Exploring cognitive progression subtypes in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2024; 16(1):e12574. PMID: 38515438.

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  • Published on 2/13/2024

    Young CB, Smith V, Karjadi C, Grogan SM, Ang TFA, Insel PS, Henderson VW, Sumner M, Poston KL, Au R, Mormino EC. Speech patterns during memory recall relates to early tau burden across adulthood. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Apr; 20(4):2552-2563. PMID: 38348772.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    Rehman H, Ang TFA, Tao Q, Espenilla AL, Au R, Farrer LA, Zhang X, Qiu WQ. Comparison of Commonly Measured Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins and Their Significance for the Characterization of Cognitive Impairment Status. J Alzheimers Dis. 2024; 97(2):621-633. PMID: 38143358.

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  • Published on 10/26/2023

    Ferretti MT, Ding H, Au R, Liu C, Devine S, Auerbach S, Mez J, Gurnani A, Liu Y, Santuccione A, Ang TFA. Maximizing utility of neuropsychological measures in sex-specific predictive models of incident Alzheimer's disease in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Feb; 20(2):1112-1122. PMID: 37882354.

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  • Published on 10/16/2023

    Tao Q, Zhang C, Mercier G, Lunetta K, Ang TFA, Akhter-Khan S, Zhang Z, Taylor A, Killiany RJ, Alosco M, Mez J, Au R, Zhang X, Farrer LA, Qiu WWQ. Identification of an APOE e4-specific blood-based molecular pathway for Alzheimer's disease risk. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2023; 15(4):e12490. PMID: 37854772.

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  • Published on 9/28/2023

    Huang J, Wang Y, Stein TD, Ang TFA, Zhu Y, Tao Q, Lunetta KL, Mez J, Au R, Farrer LA, Qiu WQ, Zhang X. The impact of blood MCP-1 levels on Alzheimer's disease with genetic variation of UNC5C and NAV3 loci. Res Sq. 2023 Sep 28. PMID: 37841863.

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  • Published on 7/2/2023

    Kim H, Ang TFA, Thomas RJ, Lyons MJ, Au R. Long-term blood pressure patterns in midlife and dementia in later life: Findings from the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Oct; 19(10):4357-4366. PMID: 37394941.

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  • Published on 6/22/2023

    Kang M, Ang TFA, Devine SA, Sherva R, Mukherjee S, Trittschuh EH, Gibbons LE, Scollard P, Lee M, Choi SE, Klinedinst B, Nakano C, Dumitrescu LC, Durant A, Hohman TJ, Cuccaro ML, Saykin AJ, Kukull WA, Bennett DA, Wang LS, Mayeux RP, Haines JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Crane PK, Au R, Lunetta KL, Mez JB, Farrer LA. A genome-wide search for pleiotropy in more than 100,000 harmonized longitudinal cognitive domain scores. Mol Neurodegener. 2023 Jun 22; 18(1):40. PMID: 37349795.

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