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. 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).

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
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.

Grants

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

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
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience

Contact Details

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