Associate Professor

Monica Wang

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management

mlwang@hsph.harvard.edu


Overview

Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her work focuses on addressing racial/ethnic and social inequities in obesity and chronic diseases through community-engaged interventions and pursuing cross-sector collaborations to implement and disseminate programs and policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity. One of her recent studies focuses on empowering youth to reduce sugary drink intake and obesity risk in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She has generated over $4 million in federal and foundation funding for her program of research and published over 50 manuscripts, book chapters, and policy documents. As an expert in curriculum development and online education, Dr. Wang has developed and taught graduate courses (traditional and hybrid) at Harvard and Boston University since 2010. She has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Investigator Award and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award. At the national level, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and as the Society's Chair of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee.

BA, 05/2007, Community Health; Child Development
Tufts University

MS, 05/2009, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

ScD, 05/2012, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Doctoral Student Award2009-2010
Glickenhaus Fund, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Teaching Assistance Award
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dissertation Award
Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital

Junior Faculty Research Poster Award, 1st Place
Boston University School of Public Health

Early Career Investigator Award
Society of Behavioral Medicine

Excellence in Teaching Award
Boston University School of Public Health

Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce


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