Dr. Wang is a lecturer (tenure-track) in the School of Public Health at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang earned her masters and doctorate degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on psychosocial development and health behaviors in adolescents and young adults. More specifically, she is interested in understanding factors that influence young people’s behaviors related to substance use (i.e. tobacco, alcohol, and other substance use), problematic screen use (i.e. internet use, gaming, social media use), and physical activity, and in how personal (i.e. mental health), familial, and social factors would influence the initiation, development, and prevention of these risk behaviors. Dr. Wang has published 14 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 11 of which are first-authored. She also serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals in the field, such as Computers in Human Behavior, and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Courses that she currently teaches include Introduction to Preventive Medicine, Theories in Health Education, and Introduction to substance misuse.


  1. Qian Wang*; Smoking Outcome Expectancies in Chinese Young Adults. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2022 Jul 17:1-12. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2022.2101405.

  2. Qian Wang*; Exposure to Secondhand Smoke at Home and Psychological Distress among College Students in China: The Role of Parental Attachment, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2021 Jul 26:1-10. Doi: 10.1080/02791072.2021.1953641.

  3. Qian Wang*; Tobacco use and sleep loss over worry among adolescents aged 12-15 years: A population-based study of 38 countries, Journal of Global Health, 2020, 10(2): 020427.

  4. Qian Wang*; Underweight, overweight and tobacco use among adolescents aged 12-15 years: Evidence from 23 low- and middle-income countries, Tobacco Induced Diseases, 2021, 19:37. Doi: 10.18332/tid/133932.

  5. Qian Wang*; High-intensity binge drinking is associated with cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use among US adults aged 40-64 years: Findings from the 2017 BRFSS survey, Tobacco Induced Diseases, 2020, 18: 54. Doi: 10.18332/tid/122603.

  6. Qian Wang*; Yujie Liu; Komi Mati; Bully victimization is a correlate of sleep loss over worry (SLOW) among adolescents in four South-East Asian countries, Sleep Medicine, 2020, 69: 179-188. Doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2020.01.022.

  7. Qian Wang*; Yujie Liu; Baohong Wang; Yang An; Haolin Wang; Yaya Zhang; Komi Mati; Problematic internet use and subjective sleep quality among college students in China: Results from a pilot study, Journal of American College Health, 2020, 14: 1-9. Doi: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1756831.

  8. Qian Wang*; Komi Mati; Yong Cai*; The link between problematic internet use, problematic gaming, and psychological distress: does sleep quality matter? BMC Psychiatry, 2021, 21(1): 103. Doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03105-5.

  9. Qian Wang; Ruijie Chang; Ying Wang; Xueqin Jiang; Shuxian Zhang; Qiuming Shen; Zixin Wang; Tiecheng Ma; Joseph T F Lau*; Yong Cai*; Correlates of alcohol and illicit drug use before commercial sex among transgender women with a history of sex work in China, Sexual Health, 2020, 17(1): 45-52. Doi: 10.1071/SH18194.