Chu-Chang Ku

BS, BA, MSc, PhD (Sheffield)

School of Health and Related Research

Research Associate

c.ku@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2994

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Chu-Chang Ku
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
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I became a member of staff in HEDS in January 2020 as a Research Associate in Health Economic and transmission modelling for Tuberculosis. Before working in ScHARR, I did a PhD in HEDS, supervised by Pete Dodd. The title of my thesis was “Healthcare seeking behaviour as a link between tuberculosis and socioeconomic factors”. The study investigated the socioeconomic determinants of care-seeking pathways of tuberculosis patients. I also developed a hybrid modelling methods which bring the advantages of agent-based and equation-based modelling together.

Prior to the PhD study, I graduated from National Taiwan University with a double major in economics and public health. During my undergraduate years, I’ve been trained in statistics, epidemiology, economics, and programming. Two of the most important skills I have developed are Bayesian statistics and time-series analysis. I then applied these research skills in my master thesis, to evaluate the contact tracing policy for tuberculosis control in Taiwan.

Research interests
  • Infectious disease modelling 
  • Health economic modelling
  • Hybrid simulation
  • Social determinants / social protection
  • Time-series analysis
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