Youfa Wang, MD
- Professor - Adjunct
- Health, Behavior and Society (Affiliated)
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
PhD, University of North Carolina, 2001
MS, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, 1995
MD, Beijing Medical University, 1992
Honors and Awards
- 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.