Catharine Wang, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

PhD, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
MSc, University Waterloo



Dr. Wang is a Professor in the Community Health Sciences Department, and a Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor, at Boston University. She obtained her doctorate in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan and has expertise in mixed-methods research, intervention development, and program evaluation. Her research has spanned across several areas including health communication/digital health, health literacy, public health genomics, and cancer care implementation and delivery. Dr. Wang currently serves as a member of the National Cancer Institute's PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board.

Dr. Wang has over 20 years of experience in studying the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic advances. Her work exemplifies her commitment to mitigating health disparities via accessible information, interventions, and services. Dr. Wang has been the Principal Investigator on multiple grants examining various ELSI topic areas including (a) communication of genetic risk, (b) barriers to genetic literacy among underserved populations, and (c) adoption and use of genetic testing. Her ongoing research continues to examine how underrepresented and vulnerable populations comprehend and engage with population-based efforts to facilitate greater access to genetic information and services.

Dr. Wang currently teaches SB821: Intervention Strategies for Health Promotion.

Member
Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center


Member
Boston University
Genome Science Institute




Testing scalable communication modalities for returning breast cancer genetic research results to African American women
06/12/2020 - 01/31/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Catharine Wang, PhD
NIH/National Inst on Minority Health and Health Disparities
5R01MD014312-03

Implementing the moon: Getting genomic testing to the public
10/01/2019 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
University of Washington NIH NCI
1U01CA232795-01A1

Developing and Optimizing Best Practice Solutions for Implementation of Population Based Cancer Genetic Services in Federally Qualified Health Centers
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
University of Illinois Amer Cancer Society


Genetic Testing in the Safety-Net: Improving Equity in Prostate Cancer Treatment
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation DOD Army Med Resrch


Adoption of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing in Diverse Populations: Multilevel Approach
09/27/2016 - 05/31/2020 (Multi-PI)
PI: Catharine Wang, PhD
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
5R21HG009567-02

Using virtual counselors to overcome genetic literacy barriers: Project VICKY
05/16/2014 - 10/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
3R01HG007746-03S1

Education and outreach for Autism Spectrum Disorders: ASD Link
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016 (Subcontract PI)
Genetic Alliance HHS HRSA
U22MC04100

Communication of Genetic and Environmental Risks in Colorectal Cancer Prevention
09/01/2008 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5K07CA131103-05

Communicating Genetic Information for Obesity
12/24/2010 - 11/30/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
5R21HG006073-02

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program UL1
05/01/2008 - 04/30/2013 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David M. Center, MD
NIH/National Center for Health Research Resources
3UL1RR025771-04



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 Testing scalable communication modalities for returning breast cancer genetic research results to African American women 5R01MD014312-04
2022 Testing scalable communication modalities for returning breast cancer genetic research results to African American women 5R01MD014312-03
2021 Testing scalable communication modalities for returning breast cancer genetic research results to African American women 5R01MD014312-02
2020 Testing scalable communication modalities for returning breast cancer genetic research results to African American women 1R01MD014312-01A1
2018 Using virtual counselors to overcome genetic literacy barriers: Project VICKY 3R01HG007746-03S1 1
2017 Adoption of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in Diverse Populations: A Multilevel Approach 5R21HG009567-02
2016 Adoption of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in Diverse Populations: A Multilevel Approach 1R21HG009567-01
2016 Using virtual counselors to overcome genetic literacy barriers: Project VICKY 5R01HG007746-03 1
2015 Using virtual counselors to overcome genetic literacy barriers: Project VICKY 5R01HG007746-02 1
2014 Using virtual counselors to overcome genetic literacy barriers: Project VICKY 1R01HG007746-01 1
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  1. Franca K, Swenson KB, Wang C. Counseling in a different language: An analysis of experiences and resources in multilingual genetic counseling. J Genet Couns. 2024 Apr 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38594719
     
  2. Wagner IM, Xuan Z, Lu H, Wang C. Racial Disparities in Accessing Care along the Continuum of Cancer Genetic Service Delivery. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2024 Jan 09; 33(1):55-62.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37819271; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-23-0596;
     
  3. Delgado IS, Outterson A, Ramesh V, Amador Sanchez AG, Boza AC, Lopez-Pilarte D, Amador Velázquez JJ, Friedman DJ, Brooks DR, Scammell MK, Wang C. Ethical considerations for genetic research in low-income countries: perceptions of informed consent, data sharing, and expectations in Nicaragua. Eur J Hum Genet. 2023 Dec 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38052907; DOI: 10.1038/s41431-023-01505-7;
     
  4. Wang C, Bertrand KA, Trevino-Talbot M, Flynn M, Ruderman M, Cabral HJ, Bowen DJ, Hughes-Halbert C, Palmer JR. Ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) and challenges in the design of a randomized controlled trial to test the online return of cancer genetic research results to U.S. Black women. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Sep; 132:107309.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37516165; PMCID: PMC10544717; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107309;
     
  5. Gunn CM, Gignac G, Hardy B, Zayhowski K, Pankowska M, Loo S, Wang C. Characterizing Referrals for Prostate Cancer Genetic Services in a Safety-Net Hospital. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 Oct; 19(10):852-859.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37384869; DOI: 10.1200/OP.23.00055;
     
  6. Wang C, Lu H, Bowen DJ, Xuan Z. Implementing digital systems to facilitate genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes: An observational study of 4 clinical workflows. Genet Med. 2023 May; 25(5):100802. PMID: 36906849; DOI: 10.1016/j.gim.2023.100802;
     
  7. Gunn CM, Li EX, Gignac GA, Pankowska M, Loo S, Zayhowski K, Wang C. Delivering Genetic Testing for Patients with Prostate Cancer: Moving Beyond Provider Knowledge as a Barrier to Care. Cancer Control. 2023; 30:10732748221143884.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36946278; PMCID: PMC10037728; DOI: 10.1177/10732748221143884;
     
  8. Dusic EJ, Theoryn T, Wang C, Swisher EM, Bowen DJ. Barriers, interventions, and recommendations: Improving the genetic testing landscape. Front Digit Health. 2022; 4:961128. PMID: 36386046; PMCID: PMC9665160; DOI: 10.3389/fdgth.2022.961128;
     
  9. Dusic EJ, Bowen DJ, Bennett R, Cain KC, Theoryn T, Velasquez M, Swisher E, Brant JM, Shirts B, Wang C. Socioeconomic Status and Interest in Genetic Testing in a US-Based Sample. Healthcare (Basel). 2022 May 10; 10(5). PMID: 35628017; PMCID: PMC9141316; DOI: 10.3390/healthcare10050880;
     
  10. Ellison J, Wang C, Yarrington C, Connors P, Hanchate A. Insurance and geographic variations in non-invasive prenatal testing. Prenat Diagn. 2022 Jul; 42(8):1004-1007.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35484945; PMCID: PMC9296593; DOI: 10.1002/pd.6155;
     
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