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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Mr Shengjie Lai 

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Shengjie Lai is Postgraduate research student within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.


2011 – 2013 14th Batch, International Field Epidemiology Training Programme (IFETP) - Thailand, jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health Thailand, World Health Organization, and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A.

2006 – 2009 Master of Medicine in Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention

2001 – 2006 Bachelor of Medicine, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,


2013 – present Chief/Assistant Investigator/ Medical Epidemiologist, Office for Infectious Diseases Laboratory Surveillance Network Program of National Sci-Tech Key Project, Division of Infectious Diseases, China CDC

2012 – 2013 Assistant Investigator/Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Infectious Diseases, China CDC

2009 – 2011 Research Intern/Medical Epidemiologist, Office for Disease Control and Emergency Response, China CDC

Research interests

Currently, I’m interested in the interaction between population, pathogen, animal host, vector and environment. I investigate spatial and temporal aspects of Zoonosis and vector-borne disease epidemiology to provide an improved evidence-base for disease control decision-making.

Past research:

  • Design, manage, evaluate and improve the China Infectious Disease Automated-alert and Response System
  • Study on early detection algorithms for outbreaks of dengue, malaria, and hand, foot and mouth disease, etc. (Master’s Dissertation: Evaluation of a Temporal-Spatial Model for Infectious Diseases Outbreak Detection)
  • Research on the spatio-temporal pattern and risk factors of infectious diseases

PhD research topic

Population movement and infectious diseases dynamics


Andrew Tatem, Nicola Wardrop and Hongjie Yu

Funding agency

Flowminder Foundation

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Mr Shengjie Lai
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