Ting Fang Alvin Ang, MD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

MPH, Boston University




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.

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



2016 Delta Omega Honor

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  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33760348
     
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33045038; PMCID: PMC7902270; DOI: 10.1093/inthealth/ihaa074;
     
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33646152; PMCID: PMC8172078; DOI: 10.3233/JAD-200998;
     
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33665648; PMCID: PMC7929495; DOI: 10.37349/emed.2020.00028;
     
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32324139; PMCID: PMC7206516; DOI: 10.2196/15376;
     
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32234546
     
  7. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31433485; PMCID: PMC6707010; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.9826;
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31304232; PMCID: PMC6603309; DOI: 10.1016/j.trci.2019.05.002;
     
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31342014; PMCID: PMC6656386; DOI: 10.20900/agmr20190003;
     
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