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Katie Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

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Katie Wang, PhD



Dr. Wang's research broadly focuses on the role of stigma as a psychosocial determinant of mental and behavioral health disparities. She received a K01 mentored scientist career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate the associations among mental illness stigma, emotion dysfunction (i.e., intense, prolonged negative affect and/or difficulties in regulating one's emotions), and substance use among adults with depression. Some methodological approaches utilized to accomplish this research include psychophysiological assessments (e.g., heart rate variability, salivary cortisol) and ecological momentary assessment (e.g., daily diaries). Dr. Wang is also involved in a number of projects that seek to understand and address the impact of stigma on the well-being of sexual minorities and people with disabilities.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University, Social Psychology (2014)
  • BA
    Rice University, Psychology and Statistics (2009)

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