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 outcomes 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 Assistant Director of the Clinical Core within the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research, which is a statewide consortium established in 2019 by the Florida Statute to provide infrastructural support for research on medical marijuana and its clinical outcomes. Dr. Wang is currently the PI or Co-I on three NIH projects focusing on alcohol use among persons with HIV that involve the use of wrist-worn alcohol biosensor (R01AA030481, MPIs: Cook & Wang; P01AA029547, MPIs: Naar & MacDonald; P01AA029543, MPIs: Cook & Cohen), and she is Co-I on several NIH projects (R01 AA030481, PI: Weafer & Leeman; R21AA029489, PI: Jaffe; R34AA031379, PI: Scaglione) to contribute her expertise on alcohol biosensors or EMA. She is also the PI/MPI of two prospective cohort studies funded by NIH (R01AG071729, PI: Wang; U01CA286810, MPIs: Hu & Wang) which will utilize technology-based assessments to investigate health effects of medical cannabis on older adults with chronic pain and breast cancer patients, respectively. Additionally, Dr. Wang has also been contributing as Co-I on several NIH or FDA funded projects such as a U24 grant for biomedical data repository (U24 AA029959, PI: Wu & Cook).

Accomplishments

Ayman El-Mohandes Young Professional Award
2023 · American Public Health Association
Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors
2023 · University of Florida

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
2022-2024
PHC7017 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods III
2023
HSC4913 Supervised Research Experience
2024
PHC6905 Independent Study

Research Profile

Substance use and HIV; biosensors; ecological momentary assessment

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-7265-778X

Publications

2024
Integrating Alcohol Biosensors With Ecological Momentary Intervention (EMI) for Alcohol Use: a Synthesis of the Latest Literature and Directions for Future Research
Current Addiction Reports. [DOI] 10.1007/s40429-024-00543-5.
2023
Changes in frequency of cannabis use among people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic: a multi-methods study to explore the underlying reasons for change.
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 49(4):1-11 [DOI] 10.1080/00952990.2023.2176234. [PMID] 36898081.
2023
Correspondence between alcohol use measured by a wrist-worn alcohol biosensor and self-report via ecological momentary assessment over a 2-week period.
Alcohol (Hanover, York County, Pa.). 47(2):308-318 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.14995. [PMID] 36507857.
2023
Does treating pain with alcohol affect drinking reduction among women with HIV enrolled in a clinical trial of naltrexone?
Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research. 47(10):1917-1925 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.15165. [PMID] 37864537.
2023
Identifying Desired Features That Would Be Acceptable and Helpful in a Wrist-Worn Biosensor-Based Alcohol Intervention: Interview Study Among Adults Who Drink Heavily.
Journal of medical Internet research. 25 [DOI] 10.2196/38713. [PMID] 36729576.
2023
Medical Cannabis Use and Its Impact on Health Among Older Adults: Recent Research Findings and Future Directions
Current Addiction Reports. 10(4):837-843 [DOI] 10.1007/s40429-023-00519-x.
2023
Perceived Effectiveness of Medical Cannabis Among Adults with Chronic Pain: Findings from Interview Data in a Three-Month Pilot Study
Cannabis. 6(2):62-75 [DOI] 10.26828/cannabis/2023/000149. [PMID] 37484052.
2023
Protocol of a Combined Cohort and Cross-Sectional Study of Persons Receiving Medical Cannabis in Florida, USA: The Medical Marijuana and Me (M3) Study.
Medical cannabis and cannabinoids. 6(1):46-57 [DOI] 10.1159/000530052. [PMID] 37261066.
2023
Resting state connectivity in people living with HIV before and after stopping heavy drinking.
Frontiers in psychiatry. 14 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1102368. [PMID] 37265553.
2023
Use of the BACtrack Skyn alcohol biosensor: Practical applications for data collection and analysis.
Addiction (Abingdon, England). 118(8):1586-1595 [DOI] 10.1111/add.16207. [PMID] 37060272.
2023
Using alcohol biosensors and biomarkers to measure changes in drinking: Associations between transdermal alcohol concentration, phosphatidylethanol, and self-report in a contingency management study of persons with and without HIV.
Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology. 31(6):991-997 [DOI] 10.1037/pha0000637. [PMID] 36649152.
2022
Examining features of transdermal alcohol biosensor readings: A promising approach with implications for research and intervention.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 46(4):514-516 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.14794. [PMID] 35187662.
2022
Identifying the best measures of alcohol consumption to predict future HIV viral suppression trajectories.
AIDS and behavior. 26(10):3242-3253 [DOI] 10.1007/s10461-022-03674-w. [PMID] 35380289.
2022
Marijuana Use and Health Outcomes in Persons Living With HIV: Protocol for the Marijuana Associated Planning and Long-term Effects (MAPLE) Longitudinal Cohort Study.
JMIR research protocols. 11(8) [DOI] 10.2196/37153. [PMID] 36040775.
2022
Proceedings of the 2022 Cannabis Clinical Outcomes Research Conference (CCORC) Orlando, FL, USA, May 19-20, 2022
Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids. 5(1):142-158 [DOI] 10.1159/000527081.
2021
Change in marijuana use and its associated factors among persons living with HIV (PLWH) during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a prospective cohort.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 225 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108770. [PMID] 34049094.
2021
Health Outcomes among Adults Initiating Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain: A 3-month Prospective Study Incorporating Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA).
Cannabis (Albuquerque, N.M.). 4(2):69-83 [DOI] 10.26828/cannabis/2021.02.006. [PMID] 34671723.
2021
Priorities for Medical Marijuana Research from the Perspective of Physicians, Dispensary Owners/Staff, and Patients: A Survey Study.
Medical cannabis and cannabinoids. 4(2):107-113 [DOI] 10.1159/000518105. [PMID] 35224430.
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.
2021
Sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with transdermal alcohol concentration from the SCRAM biosensor among persons living with and without HIV.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 45(9):1804-1811 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.14665. [PMID] 34342009.
2021
Wrist-worn alcohol biosensors: Applications and usability in behavioral research.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.). 92:25-34 [DOI] 10.1016/j.alcohol.2021.01.007. [PMID] 33609635.
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
Phosphatidylethanol in Comparison to Self‐Reported Alcohol Consumption Among HIV‐Infected Women in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Naltrexone for Reducing Hazardous Drinking
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 42(1):128-134 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13540. [PMID] 29080351.
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

Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Expanding the uSafeUS Mobile App to Reduce Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Sex and Sex Hormone Factors Influencing Acute Alcohol Effects on Sleep Physiology
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF KENTUCKY via NATL INST OF HLTH
Jan 2023 – Aug 2023
Medical Literature and Data on Cannabis Use
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Sep 2022 ACTIVE
Technology-based assessments and intervention to reduce alcohol consumption and improve HIV viral suppression in the Florida Cohort
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2022 – Jun 2023
Connecting Alcohol Myopia to Real-World Risk Behaviors through Cognitive Ecological Momentary Assessment
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
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 – Jun 2022
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 – Mar 2023
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:
2004 MOWRY RD RM 4221
CTRB BLDG
GAINESVILLE FL 32610