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.