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Katie Wang, PhD

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Katie Wang, PhD



Katie Wang, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program. Dr. Wang's research broadly focuses on the role of stigma as a psychosocial determinant of mental and behavioral health inequities among diverse marginalized populations, with a specific emphasis on people with disabilities and individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Some of her recent and ongoing projects include an investigation of mental illness stigma as a risk factor for substance use among adults with depression (funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse), a longitudinal study examining the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disabilities, and a mixed-methods study to develop and validate a questionnaire measure of daily intersectional stigma experiences among Black people with disabilities (funded by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities). Dr. Wang utilizes a wide range of methodologies in her research, including surveys, experiments, psychophysiological measures, ecological momentary assessment, and qualitative interviews.

Education & Training

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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Rising StarAssociation for Psychological Science2021

Professional Service

American Psychological AssociationCommittee for Disability Issues in Psychology2020 - 2022

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