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Yingning Wang, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Phone415-502-5200
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    Dr. Wang is a health economist with research interest in economic analysis of tobacco use behaviors and economic evaluation of tobacco control policies. She is interested in understanding tobacco use behaviors including poly use of tobacco products, the transitions of tobacco use status, the switch between different tobacco products, evaluating the impacts of economics and health policies in vulnerable subgroups and in the general population as a whole, estimating the economic costs of secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use including emerging tobacco products such as cigars, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. She is specialized in economic and statistical modeling using secondary large population data.

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    California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Economic Impact of Proposition 56 on Low-Income Californians
    TRDRP 28IR-0041Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    The Association between Reduced Cigarette Consumption and the Use of Other Tobacco Product
    FDA/NIH P0517556 (A127877)Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018

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    1. Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W. Healthcare Costs of Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home for U.S. Children. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Feb; 56(2):281-287. PMID: 30553690.
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    2. Max WB, Sung HY, Lightwood J, Wang Y, Yao T. Modelling the impact of a new tobacco product: review of Philip Morris International's Population Health Impact Model as applied to the IQOS heated tobacco product. Tob Control. 2018 11; 27(Suppl 1):s82-s86. PMID: 30275170.
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    3. Wang Y, Sung HY, Lightwood J, Chaffee BW, Yao T, Max W. Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Smokeless Tobacco Use Among US Adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Sep 25; 20(11):1359-1368. PMID: 29059335.
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    4. Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W. Polytobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence Symptoms Among US Adults, 2012-2014. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Aug 14; 20(suppl_1):S88-S98. PMID: 30125019.
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    5. Keeler C, Max W, Yerger VB, Yao T, Wang Y, Ong MK, Sung HY. Effects of cigarette prices on intention to quit, quit attempts, and successful cessation among African American smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Jul 18. PMID: 30032184.
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    6. Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W. Infrequent and Frequent Nondaily Smokers and Daily Smokers: Their Characteristics and Other Tobacco Use Patterns. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 May 03; 20(6):741-748. PMID: 28186549.
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    7. Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W. Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Cigar Smoking Among US Adults, 2000-2015. Public Health Rep. 2018 May/Jun; 133(3):329-337. PMID: 29688130.
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    8. Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W. Healthcare costs attributable to secondhand smoke exposure at home for U.S. adults. Prev Med. 2018 03; 108:41-46. PMID: 29288781.
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    9. Yao T, Max W, Sung HY, Glantz SA, Goldberg RL, Wang JB, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Cataldo J. Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0187399. PMID: 29112988.
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    10. Yao T, Ong MK, Max W, Keeler C, Wang Y, Yerger VB, Sung HY. Responsiveness to cigarette prices by different racial/ethnic groups of US adults. Tob Control. 2018 05; 27(3):301-309. PMID: 28747492.
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    11. Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W. Factors associated with short-term transitions of non-daily smokers: socio-demographic characteristics and other tobacco product use. Addiction. 2017 May; 112(5):864-872. PMID: 27886652.
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    12. Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W. Sociodemographic Differences Among U.S. Children and Adults Exposed to Secondhand Smoke at Home: National Health Interview Surveys 2000 and 2010. Public Health Rep. 2016 Mar-Apr; 131(2):357-66. PMID: 26957671; PMCID: PMC4765985 [Available on 03/01/17].
    13. Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W. Polytobacco Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, Chewing Tobacco, and Snuff Among US Adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 May; 18(5):817-26. PMID: 26136525.
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    14. Yan Dong, Li Gan, Yingning Wang.Residential Mobility, Neighborhood Effects, and Educational Attainment of Blacks and Whites. Econometric Review. 2014; 763-798.
    15. Wendy Max, Yingning Wang.Comments on Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Analysis. Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0189.