Youfa Wang, MD
- Professor - Adjunct
- Health, Behavior and Society (Affiliated)
- Division: Human Nutrition
Center & Institute Affiliations
- Center for Global Health
- Center for Human Nutrition
- The Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC)
University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Farber Hall, Room 270
Buffalo, New York 14214-8001
Personal website: http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/ih/nutrition/youfaCV909.pdf
MD, Beijing Medical University, 1992
PhD, University of North Carolina, 2001
MS, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, 1995
Honors and Awards
2012 Johns Hopkins University Leadership Development Program. Participation is by invitation only based on nominations from Deans. 2012 Outstanding alumni, Peking University Health Science Center 2010 Dannon Institute Academic Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute (aimed to train future leaders in the nutrition field) 2005 The Dannon Institute’s Nutrition Leadership Institute 2001 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
- Nutritional epidemiology
- childhood obesity (assessment, global trends, causes, health consequences, prevention)
- sexual maturation
- chronic disease
- health disparities
- global health
- analysis of national survey and longitudinal data
- systems science
Peer-reviewed papers selected from over 70 publications
Wang Y. Cross-national comparison of childhood obesity: the epidemic and the relationships between obesity and socioeconomic status. International Journal of Epidemiology. 30:1129-36, 2001.
Wang Y, Adair L. How does maturity adjustment influence the estimates of obesity prevalence in adolescents from different countries using an international reference? International Journal of Obesity. 25: 550-8, 2001.
Wang Y. Is obesity associated with early sexual maturation? A comparison of the association in American boys verse girls. Pediatrics 110:903-910, 2002.
Wang Y, Monteiro C, Popkin BM. Trends of obesity and underweight in older children and adolescents in the United States, Brazil, China and Russia. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 75:971-7, 2002.