About Yan Wang
Yan Wang is an Assistant Professor of 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 and was recruited by the department as a faculty member in 2016. With an interdisciplinary perspective, 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 a core faculty member of the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC, U24 AA022002), 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. Her current NIAAA funded project (R21 AA027191) aims to validate a newly developed wrist-worn alcohol biosensor (BACtrack Skyn) in both laboratory and real-life settings and examine whether the biosensor works equivalently for persons living with or without HIV. She 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 its Alzheimer’s supplement (R01 DA042069-03S1).
Substance use and HIV; biosensors; ecological momentary assessment