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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 among diverse marginalized populations. 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 examines the health inequities facing people with disabilities, including a mixed-method study on the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the disability community.

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 - Present

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