Monica Wang, ScD, MS

Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Instructor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Her research interests include addressing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity and chronic diseases and the design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of culturally-tailored interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity among under-served children and families.

In 2011, she was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to support her work to reduce the sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth through media literacy, health literacy, and healthy communication training in collaboration with Sociedad Latina. Dr. Wang is the Principal Investigator on a K-01 award from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage purchase and consumption among children and families. Her research has been supported by the NIH, Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Grant, the Ellen Feldberg Gordon Fund for Eating Disorders Research, and the University of Massachusetts Worcester Prevention Research Center.