Liang Wang

Liang Wang

Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Associate Director
China-Tennessee Health Education Training Institute  

Phone: 423-439-4435
Email:   
Office Address: Lamb Hall, room 149F


Education

DrPH Epidemiology (2011) East Tennessee State University
MPH Epidemiology (2008) East Tennessee State University 
MD Medicine (2004) Wuhan University of Science and Technology


Courses Taught

Advanced multivariate analysis (EPID 6410)
Applied epidemiology analysis (EPID 6420)
Epidemiology (EPID 5400)
Graduate Research (PUBH 5029)

 

Honors and Awards

Elected Full Member of the American College of Epidemiology (M.A.C.E. distinction)

Elected Full Member of Alpha Pi chapter of the Delta Omega: Honorary Society in Public
Health.

The Westlake Summer Youth Forum on Health Policy and Systems Sciences (HPSS) Travel Fellowship Award, 2012.

An American Public Health Association (APHA) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section Outstanding Author for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, respectively.

Biostatistics and Epidemiology Student Award of Excellence, East Tennessee State University, 2010.

Top 5 National Trainee: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceutical Company China Area, 2004.

Statistics Analysis System (SAS) Base Programmer for 9.1 Certification with 100% Score.

Member of the Society of Epidemiologic Research, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Golden Key International Honor Society, American Public Health Association, Tennessee Cancer Coalition, China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS).


Research Focus

Chronic disease epidemiology, maternal and child health, health disparities, obesity

Selected Reviewer Experiences

Conferences:

Abstracts submitted to 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, and specifically for the Maternal and Child Health program, as well as specifically for the 139th Maternal and Child Health Late Breakers program.

Abstracts submitted to 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, and specifically for Epidemiology section and Academic Public Health Caucus Program, respectively.

Abstracts submitted to 45th Annual Society of Epidemiologic Research (SER) meeting, USA.

Abstracts submitted to American College of Epidemiology's annual meeting in 2012, USA.

Editor Board: Journal of Biosafety & Health Education

Journals:

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Psychology & Neuroscience
International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health
American Journal of Public Health
Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Selected Presentations

Wang L, Mamudu HM, Anderson JL, Alamian A. (2012). Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy and Risk of Adolescent Obesity. Poster presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research, Minneapolis, MN.

Wang L, Mamudu HM, Wu TJ. Impact of Maternal Prenatal Smoking on the Development of Childhood Overweight in School Age. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology. The 140th APHA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Wang L, Liu XF, Zeng M, Wang KS. Genetic variants in the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene are associated with alcohol dependence in two Caucasian samples. Genetic/Molecular and Pharmacological Epidemiology. The 140th APHA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Wang L, Wang XS, Li XN, Huang MH, Guo HJ, Liu XF, Wang KS, Alamian A. Investigation of the residents' health literacy status and its risk factors in Jiangsu Province of China. Health Literacy and Health Education Initiatives. The 140th APHA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Wang L. Age differences in risk factors for heart disease: Data from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). BIT's 4th Annual International Congress of Cardiology (ICC-2012). Guangzhou, China, 2012.

Wang L, Wu TJ, Anderson JL, Dalton WT, Liu XF. Breastfeeding and the development of childhood obesity from grades 1 through 6. Oral presenter at the 139th American Public Health Association (APHA) national conference Obesity and Nutrition Session of Epidemiology Section in Washington DC, 2011.

Wang L, Wu TJ. Effects of maternal depression on the development of childhood obesity. Greg Alexander Outstanding student paper session: Maternal and Child Health Research and Implications. Oral presenter at the 2010 Greg Alexander Outstanding Students Papers Session for the 138th American Public Health Association (APHA) national conference in Denver.

Wang L, Wu TJ, Anderson JL, Florence LE. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Maternal Depression during the First Three Years of Child-Rearing. Greg Alexander Outstanding student paper session: Maternal and Child Health Research and Implications. Oral presenter at the 2009 Greg Alexander Outstanding Students Papers Session for the 137th American Public Health Association (APHA) national conference in Philadelphia.

Wang L, Bodhano A, Wu TJ, Schetzina K. (2007, April). Relationship between Parental Attitudes towards Weight/Weight Control and Child Feeding Practice. Poster presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Wang L. Effects of maternal depression on the development of childhood obesity. Oral presenter at the 2010 Appalachian Student Research Forum.

Selected peer reviewed publications (since 2011)

Wang L, Wu TJ, Anderson JL, Florence LE. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Maternal Depression during the First Three Years of Child-Rearing. Journal of Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011; 20: 711-718.

Wang L, Anderson JL, Dalton WT, Wu TJ, Liu CX, Zheng SM, Liu XF. Maternal Depressive Symptoms and the Risk of Overweight in Their Children. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Pan Y, Wang KS, Wang L, Wu LY. Common variants in HLA-DRA gene are associated with alcohol dependence in two Caucasian samples. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. (Epub ahead of print: available August 14, 2012).

Xu C, Mullersman J, Wang L, Su B, Mao CX, Posada Y, Mao Y, Wang KS. Polymorphisms in seizure 6-like (SEZ6L) gene are associated with bipolar disorder I: evidence of gene - gender interaction. Journal of Affective Disorder (Epub ahead of print: available August 21, 2012).

Wang L, Wu TJ, Liu XF, Anderson JL, Alamian A, Fu MS, Li J. Pesticide exposure during pregnancy and low birth weight. WHO South-SEAJPH (in press).

Wang L, Mamudu HM, Wu TJ. The Impact of Maternal Prenatal Smoking on the Development of Childhood Overweight in School -aged Children. Pediatric Obesity (in press).

Blackley D, Wang L, Zheng SM, Anderson JL. The association between marital status and extensive stage small-cell lung cancer at diagnosis in Kentucky residents, 2005 through 2009 (Accepted). Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association.

Zhong W, Gong T, Wang L, Zeng G, Wu W, Zhao Z, Zhong W. Salvage percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stones following failed extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: different performance and morbidities (under revision).

Xu C, Aragam N, Li X, Villla EC, Wang L, Posada Y, Arana TB, Cruz G, Mao CX, Wang KS. BCL9 and C9orf5 are associated with negative symptoms in schizophrenia: meta-analysis of two genome-wide association studies. PLoS One (under revision).

Wang L, Wang KS. Age differences in the associations of psychosocial and behavioral factors with heart disease: Data from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey (under review).

Wang L, Mamudu HM, Anderson JL, Alamian A, Brooks B. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and the risk of adolescent obesity (under review).

Wang L, Dalton WT, Schetzina KE, Fulton-Robinson H, Holt N, Ho Ai-leng, Tudiver F, Wu TJ. Modeling aspects of home food environment with dietary intake and body mass index among overweight and obese children in southern Appalachia (under review).

Southerland J, Wang L, Richards K, Slawson D, Pack R. Associations of Weight Misperception with Health-Related Quality of Life among Young Adults Attending a University in Northeast Tennessee (under review).

Wang XS, Guo HJ, Wang L, Li XN, Huang MH, Liu XF, Wang KS, Alamian A, Anderson JL. Investigation of residents' health literacy status and its risk factors in Jiangsu Province of China (under review).

Wang KS, Wang L, Zheng S, Wu LY. (2012) Associations of behavioral factors and serious psychological distress with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Age differences. Respiratory Medicine (under review). 

Wang KS, Wang L, Liu X, Zeng M. (2012) Association of HS6ST3 gene polymorphisms with obesity and triglycerides: gene-gender interaction. Genes & Nutrition (under review).

Pan Y, Wang KS, Liu X, Zhang Q, Wu LY, Wang L. (2012) Genome-wide association studies of maximum number of drinks. Archives of General Psychiatry (under review).

Wang L, Wang KS. Age difference in the association of behavioral factors and severe psychological distress with stroke (under review).

Wang L, Wang KS, Liu XF, Wu LY. Age, education and lifestyle factors are associated with perception of genetic knowledge on development of lung cancer: Data from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) (under review).

Wang FL, Lu C, Wang L, Wang JM. Sexual well-being after breast cancer: a neglected issue. PLoS One (under review).

Liu XF, Wang KS, Wang L, Ferrario C. Race-Differential Associations of Microalbuminuria and Macroalbuminuria with Uncontrolled Blood Pressure among Diagnosed Hypertensive Patients (submitted).

Wang KS, Wang L, Liu XF, Wu LY. Age and gender difference in the association between serious psychological distress and cancer survivors: analysis of the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data (submitted).

Wang L, Alamian A, Southerland J, Anderson JL, Wang KS, Stevens M. Cesarean section associated with increased risk of overweight in grade six children (to be submitted).

Wang L, Liu XF, Zeng M, Wang KS. Genetic variants in the fat mass and obesity- associated (FTO) gene are associated with alcohol dependence in two Caucasian samples (in progress).

Wang L, Li HB, Liu XF, Wang KS, Anderson JL, Alamian A, Slawson DL, Pack RP. A Cross-Sectional Study on Health Literacy among the Chinese Residents in Jilin Province (in progress).

Selected non-peer reviewed publications:

Wang L. HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Appalachia: Fighting obesity for our children. American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Assembly (SA), the winter 2010 issue of News & Views, the Student Assembly newsletter.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, Aldrich T, Wang L, et al. Chattanooga- Hamilton County Health Department, Office of Assessment and Planning. Picture of Our Health, Hamilton County, Tennessee; February 2010.

Selected Research Support:

1) Source: Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of
    Health (R01)
    P.I.: Deborah L. Slawson, Ph.D., R.D.
    Title: College Students as Facilitators to Reduce Adolescent Obesity Disparity
    Role on project: Co-Investigator
    Dates and costs of entire project: 4/8/11-11/30/13; $977,929.

2) Source: East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee
    P.I.: Liang Wang, MD, DrPH, MPH, MACE
    Title: Age differences in the association of behavioral/social factors with stroke
    Role on project: Principal Investigator
    Dates and costs of entire project: 11/1/12-10/31/13; $1,500. 

3) Source: East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee
    P.I.: Liang Wang, MD, DrPH, MPH, MACE
    Title: The Impact of Maternal Prenatal Smoking on Childhood Obesity
    Role on project: Principal Investigator
    Dates and costs of entire project: 11/1/11-10/31/12; $1,496.

4) Source: East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee
    P.I.: Arsham Alamian, PhD, Msc, MACE
    Title: Sleep problems and overweight among American youth
    Role on project: Co-PI
    Dates and costs of entire project: 07/1/12-07/01/13; $9,000.

5) Source: East Tennessee State University School of Graduate Studies and ETSU
    Graduate Council
    P.I.: Dr. Liang Wang
    Title: An epidemiological study of maternal depression in East Tennessee
    Role on project: Principal Investigator
    Dates and costs of entire project: 7/1/07-6/30/08; $500.

 

Selected Abstracts Published

Wang L, Mamudu HM, Anderson JM, Alamian A. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and the risk of adolescent obesity. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012;175(Suppl 11):1-145.

Slawson DL, Dalton WT, Wang L, Littleton MA, Lowe E, Mozen DM, Schetzina KE, Stoots JM, Williams CL, Southerland J, McKeehan TL, Wu T. (2012).Design and Methods for an Intervention Utilizing Peer Facilitators to Reduce Adolescent Obesity: Team Up for Healthy Living. 2012 Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Wang L. Age differences in risk factors for heart disease: Data from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). BIT's 4th Annual International Congress of Cardiology (ICC-2012). Guangzhou, China, 2012.

Williams CL, Slawson DL, Dalton WT, Wang L, Littleton MA, Lowe E, Mozen DM, Schetzina KE, Stoots JM, Southerland J, McKeehan TL, Wu T. (2012, April). Design and Methods for An Intervention Utilizing Peer Facilitators to Reduce Adolescent Obesity: Team Up for Healthy Living. The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN

Wang L, Tian XY, Zhao GM, Li YH, Cheng YL, Nie XQ, Li M, Lu Y, Shi Y. Overweight and obesity difference of Chinese population between different urbanization levels. Westlake Summer Youth Forum on Health Policy and Systems Sciences. Hangzhou, China, 2012.

Southerland J, Wang L, Richards K, Pack R, Slawson D. (2012). Associations of weight misperception with health-related quality of life among adults attending a central Appalachian University. Tennessee Public Health Association. Nashville, TN.

Wang L, Mamudu HM, Wu TJ. Impact of Maternal Prenatal Smoking on the Development of Childhood Overweight in School Age. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology. The 140th APHA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Wang L, Liu XF, Zeng M, Wang KS. Genetic variants in the fat mass and obesity- associated (FTO) gene are associated with alcohol dependence in two Caucasian samples. Genetic/Molecular and Pharmacological Epidemiology. The 140th APHA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Wang L, Wang XS, Li XN, Huang MH, Guo HJ, Liu XF, Wang KS, Alamian A. Investigation of the residents' health literacy status and its risk factors in Jiangsu Province of China. Health Literacy and Health Education Initiatives. The 140th APHA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Southerland J, Wang L, Richards K, Pack R, Slawson D. Associations of Weight Misperception with Health-Related Quality of Life among Young Adults Attending a University in Northeast Tennessee. The 2012 Appalachian Student Research Forum.

Wang L, Wu TJ, Anderson JL, Dalton WT, Liu XF. Breastfeeding and the development of childhood obesity from grades 1 through 6. Obesity and Nutrition. Epidemiology. American Public Health Association. Washington DC, 2011.

Wang L, Wu TJ. Effects of maternal depression on the development of childhood obesity. Greg Alexander Outstanding student paper session: Maternal and Child Health Research and Implications. American Public Health Association. Denver, 2010.

Wang L, Wu TJ, Anderson JL, Florence LE. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Maternal Depression during the First Three Years of Child-Rearing. Greg Alexander Outstanding student paper session: Maternal and Child Health Research and Implications. American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, 2009.


Personal Interests

Basketball, table tennis, swimming, Chess.