Katie Wang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | Pachankis Lab

Biography

Katie Wang is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University in 2014 and completed postdoctoral training at Yale's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. Katie's research broadly focuses on the experience of stigma from the targets' perspective. in one line of research, Katie draws upon theories in experimental social psychology to examine how individual differences interact with contextual factors to shape the process of perceiving and responding to prejudice and discrimination. In another line of research, Katie examines the role of stigma as a risk factor for adverse mental and behavioral health outcomes, with a specific focus on both members of the LGBT community and psychiatric populations. She is also interested in identifying coping and emotion regulation resources that can mitigate the adverse impact of stigma on health.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University, Social Psychology (2014)

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