Dr. Wang, a professor and the holder of the Hugh Roy Cullen Professorship in Nursing, will guide faculty and student research within the School of Nursing. She brings expertise on the use of health care technology in inter-professional research, education and collaborative practice, especially in aging, chronic illness management and primary care.
In her previous position at UTHealth Houston, Dr. Wang held the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship in Nursing and directed the Center of Excellence in Mobile and Connected Health in the UTHealth Consortium on Aging. She will continue as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston.
While at UTHealth Houston, Dr. Wang received several honors and awards including fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar award, the 2016 Excellence in Nursing Award from the Good Samaritan Foundation, the TEDMED research scholar and the 2016 Macy Faculty Scholar from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Dr. Wang has served on The University of Texas System Diabetes Blue Ribbon Advisory Board as well as on the UTHealth Houston Center on Inter-Professional Collaboration Advisory Council.
Dr. Wang has more than 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations at local, national and international scientific meetings. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Aging, a new sister publication of JMIR (a top-ranked informatics journal) that focuses on technological solutions and big data analytics in aging.
Her work has been funded by such groups as the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.