Epidemiology hires new faculty member

WANG photoDr. Yan Wang started as a Research Assistant Scientist with the department on July 1. Dr. Wang received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University in 2013, and she joined the Department of Epidemiology as a postdoctoral research associate in 2014.  With an interdisciplinary perspective arising from a training in both psychology and epidemiology, her research focuses on using advanced methodology to investigate the complex etiological processes involved in risk behaviors, especially alcohol/tobacco use and sexual risk behaviors among youth and vulnerable populations such as rural residents and persons living with HIV/AIDS.  She has worked on a number of NIH funded projects including studies looking at: mental health and risk behaviors among urban, rural-to-urban migrants, and rural residents in China, alcohol use among persons living with HIV/AIDS in Florida; and sexual risk behaviors analyzed through advanced quantum modeling. We are excited to have her as part of the team.