Yan Wang

Yan Wang,

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Epidemiology
Business Phone: (352) 294-5942
Business Email: ywang48@ufl.edu

About Yan Wang

Yan Wang is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Florida (UF). Her research interests focus on leveraging advanced technologies and methods (e.g., wearable sensors, ecological momentary assessment/EMA) to improve the understanding of etiology and consequences of substance use (e.g., alcohol, medical marijuana). Dr. Wang is also Associate Director of the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC, U24 AA022002, PI: Cook) Center at UF, which focuses on improving health among persons living with HIV in Florida. She also serves as the clinical core lead of the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research, which is a new consortium established in 2019 by the Florida Statute to provide infrastructural support for statewide research on medical marijuana and its clinical outcomes. Dr. Wang is currently involved in three NIH projects focusing on alcohol use among persons with HIV that involve the use of wrist-worn alcohol biosensor (R21 AA027191, PI: Wang; P01AA029547, MPIs: Naar & MacDonald; P01AA029543, MPIs: Cook & Cohen), and she has three pending projects also involve the use of these biosensors. She is also the PI of a newly funded R01 project (R01AG071729, PI: Wang) which will utilize technology-based assessments to investigate the real-time and long-term effects of medical marijuana on older adults with chronic pain. Dr. Wang has also been contributing as Co-I on several NIH funded research projects such as a large NIAAA project examining experimentally-induced reduction in alcohol use and its impact on cognitive function (U01 AA020797-06), an NIDA funded project on health effects of marijuana use (R01 DA042069) among persons living with HIV, and several COVID/Alzheimer’s supplements of these projects.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
PHC7918 Independent Study
2019-2021
PHC7901 Epidemiology Literature Review and Critique (Journal Club)
2018,2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2018,2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2021-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2021
PHC6945 Public Health Practicum

Research Profile

Substance use and HIV; biosensors; ecological momentary assessment

Publications

2021
Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Naltrexone Among Women Living With HIV: Correlations Between Reductions in Self-Reported Alcohol Use and Changes in Phosphatidylethanol.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 45(1):174-180 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.14515. [PMID] 33190242.
2019
Nonlinear Dynamics of Binge Drinking among U.S. High School Students in Grade 12: Cusp Catastrophe Modeling of National Survey Data.
Nonlinear dynamics, psychology, and life sciences. 23(4):465-490 [PMID] 31586498.
2019
Social capital, migration stress, depression and sexual risk behaviors among rural-to-urban migrants in China: a moderated mediation modeling analysis.
Anxiety, stress, and coping. 32(4):362-375 [DOI] 10.1080/10615806.2019.1596673. [PMID] 30894027.
2019
Wrist-worn alcohol biosensors: Strengths, limitations, and future directions.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.). 81:83-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.alcohol.2018.08.013. [PMID] 30179709.
2018
Associations between personal social capital and depressive symptoms: Evidence from a probability sample of urban residents in China.
The International journal of social psychiatry. 64(7):668-678 [DOI] 10.1177/0020764018803123. [PMID] 30270697.
2018
Quantum changes in self-efficacy and condom-use intention among youth: A chained cusp catastrophe model.
Journal of adolescence. 68:187-197 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.07.020. [PMID] 30118949.

Grants

Feb 2022 ACTIVE
Real-Time and Long-Term Effects of Medical Marijuana on Older Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium Biomedical Data Repository
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Interventions to improve alcohol-related comorbidities along the gut-brain axis in persons with HIV infection
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
SHARE Program: Innovations in Translational Behavioral Science to Improve Self-management of HIV and Alcohol Reaching Emerging adults
Role: Other
Funding: FL STATE UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Jul 2019 – Dec 2020
Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research
Role: Project Manager
Funding: STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA via FL LEGISLATURE
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Laboratory and field validation of a wrist worn alcohol biosensor among persons living with HIV
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Administrative and Research Support Core
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Apr 2017 – Sep 2019
Improving alcohol use screening among HIV infected patients through advanced psychological testing
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL

Education

PhD
2013 · Syracuse University
MS
2008 · Syracuse University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5942
Emails:
Business:
ywang48@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
CTRB BLDG
2004 MOWRY RD RM 4221
GAINESVILLE FL 32610