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Chongguang Yang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

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Chongguang Yang, PhD

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Office Location

Mailing Addresses

  • 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

  • T Cohen Lab

    350 George ST, Yale School of Public Health

    NEW HAVEN, CT, 06510

    United States



Dr. Yang's research is in the field of infectious disease epidemiology with particular focus on tuberculosis. He earned his doctoral degree in Pathogenic Microbiology at Fudan University, China and was a postdoctoral fellow in the same University. Dr. Yang has been heavily involved in leading the design, analysis and management of molecular epidemiologic studies in both urban and rural China particularly focusing on transmission patterns and drug resistance in M. tuberculosis. He was then a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health. Together with Dr. Ted Cohen, he studies the role of both environmental and bacterial factors on the transmission and evolution dynamics of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis employing multiple methods including genomic epidemiology, population genetics, and spatial analysis in diverse study populations including migrants.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Institute of Medical Microbiology, Fudan University (2015)
  • International Postdoctoral Fellow
    Fudan University & University of California Global Health Institute (2015)
  • PhD
    Fudan University, Pathogenic Microbiology (2013)
  • BSc
    Sichuan University, Life science/Biology science (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
YCCI Scholar AwardYale Center for Clinical Investigation2020
Robert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust Mentored Research AwardRobert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust2019
Shanghai Outstanding Doctoral DissertationsMinistry of Education2015
GloCal Health Fellowship AwardUniversity of California Global Health Institute /NIH-Fogarty International Center2013
National Graduate ScholarshipMinistry of Education2012

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