Monica Wang, ScD
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Department||Community Health Sciences|
|Address||801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center|
Boston MA 02118
|2016||Boston University School of Public Health:
Excellence in Teaching Award|
|2016||Society of Behavioral Medicine:
Early Career Investigator Award|
|2014||Boston University School of Public Health:
Junior Faculty Research Poster Award, 1st Prize|
|2014||National Institutes of Health:
NIH Loan Repayment Program Awardee|
|2012||Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston Children's Hospital:
Harvard University Presidential Instructional Technology Fellowship|
|2010||-||2011||Albert Schweitzer Fellowship:
|2011||Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:
Doctoral Research Poster Honorable Mention|
|2010||Harvard T.H. School of Public Health:
Teaching Assistance Award|
|2009||-||2010||Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:
Doctoral Student Award, Glickenhaus Fund |
Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Instructor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Wang obtained her doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from Harvard. Her research interests include addressing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity and chronic diseases and the design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of culturally-tailored programs and policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity among underserved children and families. Dr. Wang is the Principal Investigator on a K-01 award from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage purchase and consumption among children and families.
Dr. Wang has served as an evaluation consultant for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning. In 2010, she was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to support her work to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth in collaboration with Sociedad Latina. She has taught graduate courses, including hybrid in-person and online courses, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston University School Public Health since 2010. Her research has been supported by NIH, CDC, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Grant, and the Ellen Feldberg Gordon Fund for Eating Disorders Research. She currently sits on the advisory committee of the Massachusetts legislative task force to reduce sugary drink consumption and promote water consumption.
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