Yang Wang, PhD
PhD, Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
MA, Health Economics and Policy, Shandong University, China
BA, Health Service Management, Anhui Medical University, China
Dr. Yang Wang’s research primarily focuses on disparities of vulnerable populations in health status, behavior, health care utilization and quality, immigration population in particular. For examples, he applied a variety of multivariate statistical techniques to analyze large-scale databases to (1) characterize the disparities in visual impairment and optometry service use between US-born citizens and immigrants; and (2) explore the trends and geographic distributions of preventable hospitalizations and emergency department visits across immigration status. The research highlights policy-modified options to ultimately improve health and access to care in underserved communities. His broad research also includes social determinants of E-cigarette use, children’s health care in school-based health centers, the effect of paid sick leave on preventive service use, and economic impacts of health care professionals. As a faculty member in the Zilber School of Public Health, Dr. Wang’s teaching interests are public health administration, public health economics, and economic evaluation of public health programs.