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Monica Li-Sha Wang, Sc.D.


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthScD05/2012Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthMS05/2009Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tufts UniversityBA05/2007Community Health; Child Development
Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award
Early Career Investigator Award
Excellence in Teaching Award
Junior Faculty Research Poster Award, 1st Place
Dissertation Award
Teaching Assistance Award
2009 - 2010
Doctoral Student Award

Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her work focuses on addressing racial/ethnic and social inequities in obesity and chronic diseases through community-engaged interventions and pursuing cross-sector collaborations to implement and disseminate programs and policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity. One of her recent studies focuses on empowering youth to reduce sugary drink intake and obesity risk in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She has generated over $4 million in federal and foundation funding for her program of research and published over 50 manuscripts, book chapters, and policy documents. As an expert in curriculum development and online education, Dr. Wang has developed and taught graduate courses (traditional and hybrid) at Harvard and Boston University since 2010. She has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Investigator Award and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award. At the national level, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and as the Society's Chair of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee.

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  1. R01DK120713 (WANG, MONICA L.) Feb 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2025
    Preventing Childhood Obesity Through Youth Empowerment: A Cluster RCT of the H2GO! Program
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. K01DK102447 (WANG, MONICA L.) Sep 15, 2014 - Jul 31, 2020
    A culturally-tailored narrative intervention to target disparities in obesity
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.