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Yaqing Gao

Yaqing Gao

Yaqing Gao

DPhil Student

Yaqing joined Oxford Population Health as a DPhil student and Jardine Scholar in October 2022. Yaqing’s research focuses on identifying risk factors for cognitive decline and neuropathological developments using the UK Biobank. She is supervised by Dr Thomas Littlejohns and Professor David Hunter. 

Prior to her DPhil, Yaqing obtained BSc and Master of Public Health (MPH) from Peking University. During her master's studies, she explored the social and environmental determinants for children's and young people's psychological well-being using large-scale multinational data. She also helped lead numerous field studies about maternal and child health in disadvantaged rural areas in Central and Western China. She collaborated with scholars from South Asia on research in vaccine inequity.

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