- Ph.D., 2020, Public Health, Oregon State University
- M.PH, 2017, Biostatistics, Oregon State University
- M.S., 2003, Environmental Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University
- B.E., 2000, Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong
University Professional Background
Dr. Liu Yang obtained her Ph.D. in Public Health (concentrated in Environmental and Occupational Health) as well as a Ph.D. minor in Epidemiology. Dr. Yang has more than 10 years field experience as an occupational safety and health engineer. Her research and scholarly activities have been focused on addressing barriers and adverse health and safety impacts (e.g., injuries and illnesses) to various vulnerable working populations, including workers in petrochemical and chemical industries, construction industry, seafood processing industry, as well as young workers. Her dissertation research focused on improving occupational safety and health (OSH) surveillance, a cornerstone to occupational health research and prevention practice. Specifically, she explored the utility of conventional and novel data sources for work-related injuries surveillance. She further conducted a Delphi study to collect experts’ opinions on developing a tailored guidance for evaluating OSH surveillance systems. Dr. Yang’s research interests include work-related injuries; vulnerable workers including workers with disability, women, young workers; health policy; public health surveillance and informatics, total worker health (TWH).