Yan Wang

Yan Wang

Assistant Professor

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5942
Business Email: ywang48@ufl.edu

About Yan Wang

Yan Wang is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. She has training and expertise in both psychology and epidemiology. Dr. Wang received her MS and PhD in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University in 2013. She joined the Department of Epidemiology as a postdoctoral research associate in 2014, working on NIH funded projects on risk behaviors among rural-to-urban migrants in China. In 2016, she was promoted to Research Assistant Scientist. With an interdisciplinary perspective, her research focuses on leveraging advanced methodology and new technology (e.g., wearable sensor) to improve health behavior monitoring and intervention. One of her current research projects focuses on improving alcohol use monitoring using a wearable alcohol biosensor and ecological momentary assessment. She has also worked on a number of NIH funded projects including those on mental health and risk behaviors among rural-to-urban migrants in China, alcohol use and marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS in Florida, and advanced quantum modeling on sexual risk behaviors. One of her research papers, “Stress and Alcohol Use in Rural Chinese Residents: A Moderated Mediation Model Examining the Roles of Resilience and Negative Emotions” published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has been recognized by the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honor Program, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (NIH/OBSSR).

Research Profile

Substance use and HIV; biosensors; ecological momentary assessment

Grants

Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research
STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA · Project Manager
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Laboratory and field validation of a wrist worn alcohol biosensor among persons living with HIV
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA · Principal Investigator
Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Administrative and Research Support Core
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA · Project Manager
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
Apr 2017 – Sep 2019
Improving alcohol use screening among HIV infected patients through advanced psychological testing
UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Principal Investigator

Education

PhD
2013 · Syracuse University
MS
2008 · Syracuse University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5942
Emails:
Business:
ywang48@ufl.edu