Ying Wang, PhD

Senior Epidemiologist

Ying Wang, PhD is a senior epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society. Wang is responsible for leading the development of a multidisciplinary area of research−metabolomics for the Epidemiology Research Program.

Wang’s research focuses on diet, physical activity, and biomarkers of lifestyle factors in relation to cancer incidence and survival. Wang’s expertise in basic nutritional sciences and dietary assessment, together with advanced analytical skills significantly contributed to the development of a food frequency questionnaire for Society’s newest prospective cohort study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3. Wang is a leader in the studies of dietary flavonoids and cancer. Her recent study on dietary flavonoids and prostate cancer risk, for the first time, suggested that higher intake of total flavonoids and proanthocyanidins might be associated with lower risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Wang’s current research is to identify biomarkers related to lifestyle factors using state-of-the-art metabolomics technologies, to understand mechanisms by which lifestyle factors may affect cancer risk.

Prior to joining the American Cancer Society in 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology, Wang had unique training in dietary assessment using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey during her doctoral studies. Wang was promoted to senior epidemiologist in 2015.

Wang has first- and co-authored on 17 peer-reviewed articles, 2 review articles and 1 book chapter during 6 years of her PhD and postdoctoral training.

• Postdoctoral Fellow, American Cancer Society, 2015
• PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2012
• MS, Statistics, University of Connecticut, 2012
• BS, Bioengineering, China Agricultural University, 2009