Department of Health Services Research & Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2007–present Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
- 2006–07 Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Societal Medicine, UNMC
- PhD, Health Policy (Economics Concentration), Yale University, 2007
- MS, Health Policy and Management, Harvard University, 2000
- BA, Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, 1996
Dr. Wang’s research interests focus on socioeconomic determinants of health and economic evaluation of health care programs and medical intervention strategies. She is particularly interested in examining how individual choices, organizational schemes, and sociocultural structures collectively influence population health and health-related behaviors. Dr. Wang has collaborated with community partners to evaluate the effects of community intervention strategies on promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and reducing obesity. Recently, Dr. Wang has been studying multi-level factors that influence cancer screening rates and examining efforts in primary care setting and at the community-level to reduce risk factors for cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Wang also enjoys collaborating with colleagues and community partners to conduct cost studies and economic evaluation of medical and community interventions.
- Wang H, Qiu F, Boilesen E, Nayar P, Lander L, Watkins K, Watanabe-Galloway S. (2015) Rural-Urban Difference in Costs of End-of-life Care for Elderly Cancer Patients in the United States. Journal of Rural Health. Nov 20. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12160
- Young L, Kim J, Wang H, Chen L. (2015) Examining factors influencing colorectal cancer screening of rural Nebraskans using data from clinics participating in an accountable care organization: A study protocol. F1000Research. Jul 22;4:298. doi:10.12688/f1000research.6782.1.
- Gong, G., Wang, H., Xu, L. (2015) Individual Health Accounts and Income Redistribution: Evidence from China, Review of Development Economics, 19(4), 925-940. DOI:10.1111/rode.12179.
- Wang H, Kim J, Su D, Xu L, Chen L, Huang TT. (2014) Joint Influence of Individual Choices, Parenting Practices, and Physician Advice on Adolescent Obesity, Nebraska, 2008. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:E175.140210.
- Feyerherm, L., Tibbits, M., Wang, H., Schram, S., Balluff, M. (2014). Partners for a Healthy City: Implementing policies and Environmental Changes within Organizations to Promote Health. American Journal of Public Health. 104(7):1165-1168.
- Watanabe-Galloway S, Zhang W, Watkins K, Islam KM, Nayar P, Boilesen E, Lander L, Wang H, and Qiu F. (2014) Quality of End-Of-Life Care of among Medicare Beneficiaries with Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Rural Health. V30(4):397-405. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12074
- Nayar P, Qiu F,Watanabe-Galloway S, Boilesen E, Wang H, Lander L, Islam KM. (2014). Disparities in End of Life Care for Elderly Lung Cancer Patients. Journal of Community Health. 39(5):1012-1019. DOI:10.1007/s10900-014-9850-x
- Su, D., Huang, T., Anthony, R., Ramos, A., Toure, D., Wang, H. (2014). Parental Perception of Child Body Weight and Health Among Mexican-American Children with Acanthosis Nigricans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 16(5):874-81.DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9869-6
- Young, L., Zimmerman L., Pozehl B., Barnason S., Wang H. (2012). Cost-Effectiveness of a Symptom Management Intervention Improving Physical Activity in Older Women Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Nursing Economics, 30(2), 94-103.
- Wang, H., Schlesinger M., Wang H., and Hsiao W. (2009). The flip-side of social capital: The distinctive influences of trust and mistrust on health in rural China. Social Science & Medicine, 68(1):133-142
- Academy Health
- American Public Health Association
- American Society of Health Economics/International Health Economics Association
- Chinese Economists Association