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Yan Wang - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Yan Wang

Assistant Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Yan Wang's research is focused on assessing/intervening substance use and health outcomes by leveraging mobile technologies.


Yan Wang's research is focused on assessing/intervening substance use and health outcomes by leveraging mobile technologies. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Ecological momentary assessment

Alcohol Abuse

Medical Cannabis

Alcohol use/misuse

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors

Articles (3)

Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Naltrexone Among Women Living With HIV: Correlations Between Reductions in Self-Reported Alcohol Use and Changes in Phosphatidylethanol

Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research

Veronica Richards, et al.


Direct biomarkers such as phosphatidylethanol (PEth) have the capability to detect heavy alcohol use, but it is unclear how strongly self-reported reduction in alcohol use correlates with reduction in PEth. We sought to explore the strength of correlation between reductions in self-reported alcohol use and change in PEth among a sample of women living with HIV (WLWH) who participated in a clinical trial to reduce heavy alcohol use.

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Binge Drinking among U.S. High School Students in Grade 12: Cusp Catastrophe Modeling of National Survey Data

Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences

Xinguang Chen, et al.


Findings from cusp catastrophe modeling of binge drinking among college students in the United States (U.S.) and high school students in other countries (i.e., Japan) have advanced our understanding of alcohol abuse. No reported study has used the same method to investigate binge drinking among U.S. high school students, a high-risk population for alcohol abuse. In this study, we analyzed data for 12th graders (n = 1122) from the 2015 Monitoring the Future (MFT) Study with cusp catastrophe models.

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Social capital, migration stress, depression and sexual risk behaviors among rural-to-urban migrants in China: a moderated mediation modeling analysis

Anxiety, Stress and Coping

Bin Yu, et al.


Few studies have examined the complex relationship of migration stress and depression with sexual risk behaviors among migrants. The relationship between migration stress and sexual risk behaviors may be mediated by depression, and the mediation process may be modified by social capital. The study aims to investigate this moderated mediation mechanism among rural-to-urban migrants.

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