Song Liang

Song Liang

Associate Professor

Department: HP-ENVIRONMENTAL GLOBAL HLTH
Business Phone: (352) 273-9203
Business Email: songliang@ufl.edu

About Song Liang

Dr. Song Liang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health, and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida. He received a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Zoology from Southwest University in 1989 and 1992 in China, and went on to study at the University of California at Berkeley where he received a M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences in 1999 and his PhD in 2003.

Dr. Liang’s research interests include epidemiology, ecology, risk assessment of environmentally-mediated infectious diseases, and human health impact of environmental and climate change. Over the past 15 years, he has been studying socio-environmental determinants and control of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) related neglected tropical diseases (e.g. schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis) through both empirical and mechanistic approaches. More recently, his work has expanded to understand human exposure to water/foodborne pathogens (e.g. Campylobacter spp.) and associated infection and disease risks in the settings of low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Dr. Liang has received funding from NIH, NSF, USAID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) etc. to conduct research work on these areas. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles in journals including the Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of USA (PNAS), Bulletin of World Health Organization (BWHO), PLoS Medicine/NTDs, and Nature Climate Change. Dr. Liang currently serves as an adviser to the World Health Organization’s Guidelines Development Group (GDG) on control and elimination of schistosomiasis.

Honors & Awards

University of Florida Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Award
2019 · University of Florida
Adviser to the World Health Organization’s Guidelines Development Group (GDG)
2018 · The World Health Organization
Department of Environmental & Global Health Best Mentor Award
2018 · Department of Environmental & Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida Term Professor
2017-2020 · University of Florida
The 2nd Place Award of Science and Technology Progress
2010 · Sichuan Provincial Government, Sichuan, P.R. China

Publications

2012 Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-Series B

Grants

Nov 2018 ACTIVE
Exposure Assessment of Campylobacter Infections in Rural Ethiopia (EXCAM)
GATES FOU, BILL & MELINDA · Principal Investigator
Oct 2017 – Dec 2017
Systematic review of diagnosis of schistosomiasis infections in non-human animals
WORLD HLTH ORGANIZATION · Principal Investigator
Feb 2017 ACTIVE
Spatio-temporal data integration methods for infectious disease surveillance
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY · Principal Investigator
Oct 2016 – Apr 2017
Translating Research into Action
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MED · Principal Investigator
Jan 2016 – Jun 2019
Analytical methods for estimating the joint climatological-social drivers of water quality and supply in contrasting tropical zones
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY · Principal Investigator
Nov 2015 – Apr 2016
Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Feb 2015 – Feb 2020
Understanding antibiotic resistance occurence and development of mitigation strategies in cattle
US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG · Project Manager
Jul 2012 – Mar 2018
Livestock movements and disease epidemiology in the Chad
OHIO STATE UNIV · Principal Investigator
Jun 2012 – May 2016
Ensuring safe drinking water in Lake Erie: quantifying e
OHIO STATE UNIV · Principal Investigator

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health Sciences
2003 · University of California at Berkeley
Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences
1999 · University of California at Berkeley
Master of Science in Zoology
1992 · Southwest Normal University, Chongqing, China
Bachelor of Science in Biology
1989 · Southwest Normal University, Chongqing, China

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9203
Emails:
Business:
songliang@ufl.edu