Dongqing Wang

Research Fellow

Department of Global Health and Population

Research Areas

Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the determinants of maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries, with a primary focus on nutritional factors and nutritional interventions. A primary domain of Dr. Wang’s research is the distributions, determinants, and consequences of gestational weight gain. He is the Project Director of the Gestational Weight Gain Pooling Project, a data pooling effort using previous randomized controlled trials and observational cohort studies to address knowledge gaps related to gestational weight gain in low- and middle-income countries. Another key area of Dr. Wang’s research is the impacts of maternal nutrient and food supplementation on the health of the mother and the child. Through his work on maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on infant growth and morbidity, Dr. Wang was recognized as an “Emerging Leader in Nutrition Science” by the American Society for Nutrition in 2021. He is currently supported by the Thrasher Research Fund to examine the impacts of prenatal and postnatal maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on breast milk micronutrient status. Finally, Dr. Wang is interested in adolescent nutrition and school-based interventions to address the double burden of adolescent malnutrition. He is the co-Investigator of several nutrition interventional studies among in-school adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Epidemiological Science from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Wang is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health at George Mason University.


2019     Ph.D., Epidemiological Science, University of Michigan

2016     M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan

2014     Bachelor of Medicine, Peking University