Yanning Wang, M.S.

yanning wang

Contact Information

email: ynwang@ufl.edu

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S. in Epidemiology, University of Florida, USA, 2015
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, PRC, 2010
  • B.S. in Information Security Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, PRC, 2007

Entry Date into the POP Ph.D. program:  Fall, 2021

Research Interests

My research interests include evaluating the intended and unintended consequences of drug policy and its effects on population health, understanding inappropriate use of prescription drugs, and studying the long-term effectiveness and safety of biologics for inflammatory bowel disease.

Professional Experience

  • Data Management Analyst, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2015 – present
  • Graduate Student Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Florida College of Public Health & Health Professions, 2010 – 2015


  • Graduate Student Assistantship, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, 2010 – 2014
  • Bridging Public Health and Health Professions Student Collaboration Award, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, 2012
  • Outstanding Research Award, Public Health and Health Professions Fair, University of Florida, 2011


  • Dasgupta N, Wang Y, Bae J, Kinlaw AC, Chidgey BA, Cooper T, Delcher C. Inches, Centimeters, and Yards: Overlooked Definition Choices Inhibit Interpretation of Morphine Equivalence. Clin J Pain. 2021;37(8):565-574. doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000948
  • Anderson TL, Donnelly EA, Delcher C, Wang Y. Data Science Approaches in Criminal Justice and Public Health Research: Lessons Learned From Opioid Projects. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 2021;37(2):175-191. doi:10.1177/1043986221999858
  • Harris DR, Eisinger C, Wang Y, Delcher C. Challenges and Barriers in Applying Natural Language Processing to Medical Examiner Notes from Fatal Opioid Poisoning Cases. In: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). ; 2020:3727-3736. doi:10.1109/BigData50022.2020.9378443
  • Brown JR, Oh Gy, Wang Y, Slavova S, Delcher C, Dasgupta N, Freeman PR. Variation in Abuse-Deterrent Formulation Opioid Prescribing in California, Florida, and Kentucky in 2018. The Journal of Rural Health. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12496
  • Delcher C, Wang Y, Vega RS, et al. Carfentanil Outbreak – Florida, 2016-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(5):125-129. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6905a2

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