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Jing Wang, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor

Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Multilevel Models
  • Bayesian
  • Survival Analysis
  • Machine Learning

Jing Wang, PhD is a Professor in the Division of Public Health. She obtained her PhD in Statistics from North Carolina State University. As a collaborative biostatistician, she has spent a tremendous amount of time providing statistical support in all phases of research projects (planning, analysis, and reporting) in various fields, including nursing, physiology, and public health. She has been funded as a coinvestigator by serval funding agencies including NIH, AHRQ, AICR. Her research area is statistical computing, with a specific focus on methodological development in areas of machine learning, longitudinal modeling, and survival analysis. Her current research focuses on artificial neural networks for prediction and classification for clustered data to fill the gap in the literature in this area. She also conducts secondary research using national survey databases (e.g., NHANES and BRFSS) to determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors for diseases. She has taught various statistical courses, including applied linear regression models, categorial data analysis, longitudinal and multilevel data analysis, psychometrics, and statistical data mining.

Selected Publications

  1. Seo Y, Wang J, Barnes D, Barshikar S (2021). Heart Failure and Disability in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the United States-1999 to 2018: Data From National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Clin Nurs Res, 31(4), 571-578.
  2. Liu Z, Wang J (2022). Associations of perceived role of exercise in cancer prevention with physical activity and sedentary behavior in older adults. Geriatr Nurs, 44, 199-205.
  3. Porter M, Wang J (2022). Personal Resources and Work Engagement: A Literature Review. [Review]. J Contin Educ Nurs, 53(3), 115-121.
  4. Feng J, Wang J, Jose M, Seo Y, Feng L, Ge S (2021). Association between Caffeine Intake and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2014 Database. Nurs Rep, 11(4), 901-912.
  5. Klacman A, Barnes D, Wang J (2021). The Effects of a Novel Quarterly Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Program on Hospital Basic Life Support Providers' Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Skill Performance. J Nurses Prof Dev, 37(3), 131-137.
  6. Gu X, Fu Y, Chen W, Tamplain PM, Zhang T, Wang J (2020). A Causal Pathway of Physical Activity to Motor Competence in Childhood:Evidence from a School-based Intervention. J Sports Sci, 39(4), 460-468.
  7. Gu X, Tamplain PM, Chen W, Zhang T, Keller MJ, Wang J (2021). A Mediation Analysis of the Association between Fundamental Motor Skills and Physical Activity during Middle Childhood. Children (Basel), 8(2).
  8. Swilley BR, Barnes DM, Wang J (2021). A Retrospective Study of Federal Employees' Outcomes Following A Smoking Cessation Intervention. J Natl Black Nurses Assoc, 31(2), 53-59.
  9. Ratnapradipa KL, Wang J, Berg-Weger M, Schootman AM (2018). Effects of Older Adult Driving Resumption on All-Cause Mortality. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 75(10), 2263-2267.
  10. Dillon GA, Lichter ZS, Alexander LM, Vianna LC, Wang J, Fadel PJ, Greaney JL (2020). Reproducibility of the neurocardiovascular responses to common laboratory-based sympathoexcitatory stimuli in young adults. J Appl Physiol (1985), 129(5), 1203-1213.
  11. Young BE, Kaur J, Vranish JR, Stephens BY, Barbosa TC, Cloud JN, Wang J, Keller DM, Fadel PJ (2020). Augmented resting beat-to-beat blood pressure variability in young, healthy, non-Hispanic black men. Exp Physiol, 105(7), 1102-1110.
  12. Tucker WJ, Thomas BP, Puzziferri N, Samuel TJ, Zaha VG, Lingvay I, Almandoz J, Wang J, Gonzales EA, Brothers RM, Nelson MD (2020). Impact of bariatric surgery on cerebral vascular reactivity and cognitive function: a non-randomized pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 6, 21.
  13. Zhang X, Gu X, Zhang T, Caola P, Wang J (2019). Are Movement Behaviors and Fundamental Motor Skills Associated With Fitness and Fatness in Early Childhood? Findings From the 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 32(1), 9-15.
  14. Gu X, Zhang T, Chu TLA, Wang J, Zhang X, Nelson L, Brown K (2019). Exploring Racial Disparities in Physical Activity and Quality of Life Through an Expectancy-Value Perspective. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 6(5), 973-980.
  15. Rosenberry R, Tucker WJ, Haykowsky MJ, Trojacek D, Chamseddine HH, Arena-Marshall CA, Zhu Y, Wang J, Kellawan JM, Tian F, Nelson MD (2019). Determinants of skeletal muscle oxygen consumption assessed by near-infrared diffuse correlation spectroscopy during incremental handgrip exercise. J Appl Physiol (1985), 127(3), 698-706.
  16. Wang J (2019). Weighted estimation for multivariate shared frailty models for complex surveys. Lifetime Data Anal, 25(3), 469-479.
  17. Tucker WJ, Rosenberry R, Trojacek D, Chamseddine HH, Arena-Marshall CA, Zhu Y, Wang J, Kellawan JM, Haykowsky MJ, Tian F, Nelson MD (2019). Studies into the determinants of skeletal muscle oxygen consumption: novel insight from near-infrared diffuse correlation spectroscopy. J Physiol, 597(11), 2887-2901.
  18. Torrico DD, Jirangrat W, Wang J, Chompreeda P, Sriwattana S, Prinyawiwatkul W (2018). Novel Modelling Approaches to Characterize and Quantify Carryover Effects on Sensory Acceptability. Foods, 7(11).
  19. Ratnapradipa KL, Wang J, Berg-Weger M, Schootman M (2018). Coming Out of "Retirement"-Predictors of Driving Resumption Among Older Drivers. Innov Aging, 2(3), igy030.
  20. Beaudry RI, Samuel TJ, Wang J, Tucker WJ, Haykowsky MJ, Nelson MD (2018). Exercise cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a feasibility study and meta-analysis. [Review]. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 315(4), R638-R645.
  21. Credeur DP, Reynolds LJ, Holwerda SW, Vranish JR, Young BE, Wang J, Thyfault JP, Fadel PJ (2018). Influence of physical inactivity on arterial compliance during a glucose challenge. Exp Physiol, 103(4), 483-494.
  22. Doucette ED, Salas J, Wang J, Scherrer JF (2017). Insurance coverage and diabetes quality indicators among patients with diabetes in the US general population. Prim Care Diabetes, 11(6), 515-521.
  23. Zhang B, Yang R, Liang SW, Wang J, Chang JJ, Hu K, Dong GH, Hu RH, Flick LH, Zhang YM, Zhang D, Li QJ, Zheng TZ, Xu SQ, Yang SP, Qian ZM (2017). Association between prenatal care utilization and risk of preterm birth among Chinese women. J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci, 37(4), 605-611.
  24. Dean CA, Arnold LD, Hauptman PJ, Wang J, Elder K (2017). Patient, Physician, and Practice Characteristics Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Preventive Care for Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 26(5), 491-499.
  25. Yang S, Yang R, Liang S, Wang J, Weaver NL, Hu K, Hu R, Trevathan E, Huang Z, Zhang Y, Yin T, Chang JJ, Zhao J, Shen L, Dong G, Zheng T, Xu S, Qian Z, Zhang B (2016). Symptoms of anxiety and depression during pregnancy and their association with low birth weight in Chinese women: a nested case control study. Arch Womens Ment Health, 20(2), 283-290.
  26. Boakye EA, Buchanan P, Wang J, Stringer L, Geneus C, Scherrer JF (2017). Self-Reported Lifetime Depression and Current Mental Distress Among Veterans Across Service Eras. Mil Med, 182(3), e1691-e1696.
  27. Howard SW, Zhang Z, Buchanan P, Armbrecht E, Williams C, Wilson G, Hutchinson J, Pearson L, Ellsworth S, Byler CM, Loux T, Wang J, Bernell S, Holekamp N (2017). The Effect of a Comprehensive Care Transition Model on Cost and Utilization for Medically Complex Children With Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Health Care, 31(6), 634-647.
  28. Zhang B, Yang S, Yang R, Wang J, Liang S, Hu R, Xian H, Hu K, Zhang Y, Weaver NL, Wei H, Vaughn MG, Peng H, Boutwell BB, Huang Z, Qian Z (2016). Maternal Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Small for Gestational Age Births in Chinese Women. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol, 30(6), 550-554.
  29. Yang R, Liang S, Flick LH, Yang S, Hu K, Wang J, Hu R, Huang Z, Dong G, Zhang Y, Shen L, Peng A, Zheng T, Xu S, Zhang B, Qian Z (2016). Relationship Between Common Mental Disorder Symptoms During Pregnancy and Preterm Birth Among Chinese Women in Wuhan. Matern Child Health J, 20(10), 2121-9.
  30. Liu YQ, Qian Z, Wang J, Lu T, Lin S, Zeng XW, Liu RQ, Zhu Y, Qin XD, Yuan P, Zhou Y, Li M, Hao YT, Dong GH (2015). Breastfeeding modifies the effects of environment tobacco smoke exposure on respiratory diseases and symptoms in Chinese children: the Seven Northeast Cities Study. Indoor Air, 26(4), 614-22.
  31. Rebmann T, Wang J, Wilson KD, Gilbertson PG, Wakefield M (2016). Parents' and staff's support for a childcare agency employee mandatory vaccination policy or agency certification program. Am J Infect Control, 44(7), 799-804.
  32. Qian Z, Liang S, Yang S, Trevathan E, Huang Z, Yang R, Wang J, Hu K, Zhang Y, Vaughn M, Shen L, Liu W, Li P, Ward P, Yang L, Zhang W, Chen W, Dong G, Zheng T, Xu S, Zhang B (2015). Ambient air pollution and preterm birth: A prospective birth cohort study in Wuhan, China. Int J Hyg Environ Health, 219(2), 195-203.
  33. Howard SW, Bernell SL, Wilmott J, Casim MF, Wang J, Pearson L, Byler CM, Zhang Z (2015). The Association between Medicare Advantage Market Penetration and Diabetes in the United States. Front Public Health, 3, 229.
  34. Dong GH, Wang J, Zeng XW, Chen L, Qin XD, Zhou Y, Li M, Yang M, Zhao Y, Ren WH, Hu QS (2015). Interactions Between Air Pollution and Obesity on Blood Pressure and Hypertension in Chinese Children. Epidemiology, 26(5), 740-7.
  35. Ma YN, Wang J, Lee YL, Ren WH, Lv XF, He QC, Dong GH (2015). Association of urine CC16 and lung function and asthma in Chinese children. Allergy Asthma Proc, 36(4), 59-64.
  36. Elder K, Meret-Hanke L, Dean C, Wiltshire J, Gilbert KL, Wang J, Shacham E, Barnidge E, Baker E, Wray R, Rice S, Johns M, Moore T (2014). How do African American men rate their health care? An analysis of the consumer assessment of health plans 2003-2006. Am J Mens Health, 9(3), 178-85.
  37. Ma YN, Qian Z, Wang J, Rodemich E, Lee YL, Lv XF, Liu YQ, Zhao Y, Huang MM, Liu Y, Sun J, He QC, Dong GH (2014). Environmental tobacco smoke exposure, urine CC-16 levels, and asthma outcomes among Chinese children. Allergy, 70(3), 295-301.
  38. Dong GH, Qian ZM, Trevathan E, Zeng XW, Vaughn MG, Wang J, Zhao Y, Liu YQ, Ren WH, Qin XD (2014). Air pollution associated hypertension and increased blood pressure may be reduced by breastfeeding in Chinese children: the Seven Northeastern Cities Chinese Children's Study. Int J Cardiol, 176(3), 956-61.
  39. Dong GH, Qian ZM, Wang J, Trevathan E, Liu MM, Wang D, Ren WH, Chen W, Simckes M, Zelicoff A (2013). Home renovation, family history of atopy, and respiratory symptoms and asthma among children living in China. Am J Public Health, 104(10), 1920-7.
  40. Elder K, Gilbert K, Hanke LM, Dean C, Rice S, Johns M, Piper C, Wiltshire J, Moore T, Wang J (2014). Disparities in Confidence to Manage Chronic Diseases in Men. AIMS Public Health, 1(3), 123-136.
  41. Huang MM, Qian Z, Wang J, Vaughn MG, Lee YL, Dong GH (2014). Validation of the sleep disturbance scale for children and prevalence of parent-reported sleep disorder symptoms in Chinese children. Sleep Med, 15(8), 923-8.
  42. Wang D, Qian Z, Wang J, Yang M, Lee YL, Liu F, Liu MM, Zhao Y, Liu YQ, Huang MM, Liu Y, Sun J, Liu YZ, Wu CC, Dong GH (2014). Gender-specific differences in associations of overweight and obesity with asthma and asthma-related symptoms in 30 056 children: result from 25 districts of Northeastern China. J Asthma, 51(5), 508-14.
  43. Yang S, Zhang B, Zhao J, Wang J, Flick L, Qian Z, Zhang D, Mei H (2014). Progress on the maternal mortality ratio reduction in Wuhan, China in 2001-2012. PLoS One, 9(2), e89510.
  44. Dong GH, Qian Z, Fu Q, Wang J, Trevathan E, Ma W, Liu MM, Wang D, Ren WH, Ong KH, Ferguson TF, Riley E, Simckes M (2013). A Multiple Indicators Multiple Cause (MIMIC) model of respiratory health and household factors in Chinese children: the seven Northeastern cities (SNEC) study. Matern Child Health J, 18(1), 129-137.
  45. Mostello D, Chang JJ, Bai F, Wang J, Guild C, Stamps K, Leet TL (2013). Breech presentation at delivery: a marker for congenital anomaly? J Perinatol, 34(1), 11-5.
  46. Rebmann T, Carrico R, Wang J (2013). Physiologic and other effects and compliance with long-term respirator use among medical intensive care unit nurses. Am J Infect Control, 41(12), 1218-23.
  47. Macones GA, Chang JJ, Stamilio DM, Odibo AO, Wang J, Cahill AG (2013). Prediction of cesarean delivery using the fetal-pelvic index. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 209(5), 431.e1-8.
  48. Zhao Y, Qian ZM, Wang J, Vaughn MG, Liu YQ, Ren WH, Dong GH (2013). Does obesity amplify the association between ambient air pollution and increased blood pressure and hypertension in adults? Findings from the 33 Communities Chinese Health Study. [Letter to the editor]. Int J Cardiol, 168(5), e148-50.
  49. Dong GH, Qian ZM, Wang J, Trevathan E, Ma W, Chen W, Xaverius PK, Buckner-Petty S, Ray A, Liu MM, Wang D, Ren WH, Emo B, Chang JJ (2013). Residential characteristics and household risk factors and respiratory diseases in Chinese women: the Seven Northeast Cities (SNEC) study. Sci Total Environ, 463-464, 389-94.
  50. Rebmann T, Wang J, Swick Z, Reddick D, Minden-Birkenmaier C (2013). Health care versus non-health care businesses' experiences during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: financial impact, vaccination policies, and control measures implemented. Am J Infect Control, 41(6), e49-54.
  51. Ma YN, Wang J, Dong GH, Liu MM, Wang D, Liu YQ, Zhao Y, Ren WH, Lee YL, Zhao YD, He QC (2013). Predictive equations using regression analysis of pulmonary function for healthy children in Northeast China. PLoS One, 8(5), e63875.
  52. Dong GH, Qian ZM, Liu MM, Wang D, Ren WH, Bawa S, Fu J, Wang J, Lewis R, Zelicoff A, Simckes M, Trevathan E (2013). Breastfeeding as a modifier of the respiratory effects of air pollution in children. Epidemiology, 24(3), 387-94.
  53. Rebmann T, Wang J, Swick Z, Reddick D, delRosario JL Jr (2013). Business continuity and pandemic preparedness: US health care versus non-health care agencies. Am J Infect Control, 41(4), e27-33.
  54. Dong GH, Qian ZM, Xaverius PK, Trevathan E, Maalouf S, Parker J, Yang L, Liu MM, Wang D, Ren WH, Ma W, Wang J, Zelicoff A, Fu Q, Simckes M (2013). Association between long-term air pollution and increased blood pressure and hypertension in China. Hypertension, 61(3), 578-84.
  55. Dong GH, Qian Z, Liu MM, Wang D, Ren WH, Fu Q, Wang J, Simckes M, Ferguson TF, Trevathan E (2012). Obesity enhanced respiratory health effects of ambient air pollution in Chinese children: the Seven Northeastern Cities study. Int J Obes (Lond), 37(1), 94-100.
  56. Zhang YH, Wang J, Dong GH, Liu MM, Wang D, Zheng L, Jin YH (2012). Mechanism of perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS)-induced apoptosis in the immunocyte. J Immunotoxicol, 10(1), 49-58.
  57. Deng WW, Wang J, Liu MM, Wang D, Zhao Y, Liu YQ, Wang H, Dong GH (2012). Body mass index compared with abdominal obesity indicators in relation to prehypertension and hypertension in adults: the CHPSNE study. Am J Hypertens, 26(1), 58-67.
  58. Wang H, Wang J, Liu MM, Wang D, Liu YQ, Zhao Y, Huang MM, Liu Y, Sun J, Dong GH (2012). Epidemiology of general obesity, abdominal obesity and related risk factors in urban adults from 33 communities of Northeast China: the CHPSNE study. BMC Public Health, 12, 967.
  59. Dong GH, Wang J, Zhang YH, Liu MM, Wang D, Zheng L, Jin YH (2012). Induction of p53-mediated apoptosis in splenocytes and thymocytes of C57BL/6 mice exposed to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, 264(2), 292-9.
  60. Schowalter TD, Fonte SJ, Geaghan J, Wang J (2011). Effects of manipulated herbivore inputs on nutrient flux and decomposition in a tropical rainforest in Puerto Rico. Oecologia, 167(4), 1141-9.
  61. Huang F, Ghimire MN, Leonard BR, Wang J, Daves C, Levy R, Cook D, Head GP, Yang Y, Temple J, Ferguson R (2011). F2 screening for resistance to pyramided Bacillus thuringiensis maize in Louisiana and Mississippi populations of Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Pest Manag Sci, 67(10), 1269-76.
  62. Zanovec M, Wang J, West KM 2nd, Tuuri G (2010). Quantitative ultrasound normative reference data for community-dwelling white and black females in the United States. J Clin Densitom, 14(2), 116-21.
  63. Spell AW, Kelley ML, Wang J, Self-Brown S, Davidson KL, Pellegrin A, Palcic JL, Meyer K, Paasch V, Baumeister A (2008). The moderating effects of maternal psychopathology on children's adjustment post-Hurricane Katrina. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol, 37(3), 553-63.