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youfa wang

Youfa Wang, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Contact Information

816 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028
Phone: 716-829-5383
Fax: 716-829-2979
Email: youfawan@buffalo.edu

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Research Interests: nutritional epidemiology, child nutrition and growth, childhood obesity (assessment, global trends, causes, health consequences, prevention), non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs), health disparities, lifestyles, global health, analysis of national survey and longitudinal data, application of systems science methods in public health

Summary

Youfa Wang joined the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in November 2013 as professor.

Previously, Wang was an associate professor in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments at the Department of Epidemiology and Department of Health, Behavior and Society, and in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity. He is an adjunct professor at Peking University School of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, and Fudan University School of Public Health in China.

Wang’s research focuses on nutritional epidemiology, child nutrition and growth, childhood obesity (assessment, global trends, causes, health consequences, prevention), chronic diseases, health disparities, lifestyles, global health, analysis of national survey and longitudinal data, and application of systems science-based methodologies in public health research.

Professional Affiliations

  • African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN)
  • American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASN)
  • China Health Policy and Management Society
  • International Association for the Study of Obesity
  • North America Chinese Society for Nutrition
  • Society for International Nutrition Research
  • The Obesity Society (TOS)

revised: 2014.08.19