Judy Huei-yu Wang

Title

Tenure Line -- Associate Professor
Associate Professor

Department

Population Sciences
General profile

Phone

+1 202-687-6306

Location

Harris Building

Bio

Dr. Wang began her appointment at Georgetown in 2003, she has investigated the impact of culture on cancer screening and survivorship experiences among Asian Americans. Her research provided empirical evidence on cultural influence on health behaviors. Supported by the Livestrong Foundation and National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) R21 grants, she conducted mixed-methods research to investigate cultural differences in patient-physician communication, stress-coping processes, and quality of life between Chinese and White breast cancer survivors. This cross-cultural research led to two new NCI-sponsored intervention studies on improving disparities in experiencing fatigue, poor patient-doctor communication, and functional status among Chinese immigrant breast cancer survivors. Utilizing community-based participatory research principles, she led a multidisciplinary team to develop the first theory-based, culturally targeted video to increase mammography use among Chinese immigrants. Conducting two NCI-sponsored R01-level intervention trials, she contributed to train primary care physicians’ communication with Chinese immigrants and promote these immigrants’ adherence to cancer screening guidelines. Her research also extends to treatment decision making, diet and cancer treatment-related symptoms, as well as Hepatitis C infection and primary care practice. In addition, Dr. Wang teaches medical and graduate students about evidence-based medical research and behavioral medicine.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2002) Educational Testing Service, Princeton, U.S.A,
  • Ph.D. (2001) University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A., Educational Psychology
  • M.A. (1996) University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A., Human Development
  • B.A. (1992) National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan , Chinese Literature