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Wang May

Title(s)Professor, Community Health Sciences
Phone(310) 206-5306
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    Assessing Impact of Federal Nutrition Programs on Health Outcomes
    NIH/NICHD R03HD096087May 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The impact of natural experiments on child obesity: A systems science approach
    NIH/NICHD R01HD072296Sep 16, 2013 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Social and Family Environments and Child Obesity in Diverse Neighborhoods
    NIH/NICHD K18HD068976Sep 21, 2010 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Agent-Based Model of Individual-level Food Choice and Physical Activity Behavior
    NIH/NIDDK RC1DK086038Sep 25, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BODY COMPOSITION ASSOCIATIONS WITH DIET AND ETHNICITY
    NIH/NIDDK F32DK009003Jun 10, 1994
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Chaparro MP, Crespi CM, Anderson CE, Wang MC, Whaley SE. The 2009 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food package change and children's growth trajectories and obesity in Los Angeles County. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 May 01; 109(5):1414-1421. PMID: 31011750.
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    2. Nianogo RA, Wang MC, Basurto-Davila R, Nobari TZ, Prelip M, Arah OA, Whaley SE. Economic evaluation of California prenatal participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to prevent preterm birth. Prev Med. 2019 Jul; 124:42-49. PMID: 30998955.
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    3. Chaparro MP, Anderson CE, Crespi CM, Whaley SE, Wang MC. The effect of the 2009 WIC food package change on childhood obesity varies by gender and initial weight status in Los Angeles County. Pediatr Obes. 2019 Apr 03; e12526. PMID: 30942561.
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    4. Nobari TZ, Whaley SE, Blumenberg E, Prelip ML, Wang MC. Severe housing-cost burden and obesity among preschool-aged low-income children in Los Angeles County. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Mar; 13:139-145. PMID: 30591855.
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    5. Gee GC, de Castro AB, Crespi CM, Wang MC, Llave K, Brindle E, Lee NR, Kabamalan MMM, Hing AK. Health of Philippine Emigrants Study (HoPES): study design and rationale. BMC Public Health. 2018 Jun 20; 18(1):771. PMID: 29925337.
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    6. Nobari TZ, Whaley SE, Prelip ML, Crespi CM, Wang MC. Trends in Socioeconomic Disparities in Obesity Prevalence among Low-Income Children Aged 2-4 Years in Los Angeles County, 2003-2014. Child Obes. 2018 May/Jun; 14(4):248-258. PMID: 29741920.
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    7. Nobari TZ, Whaley SE, Crespi CM, Prelip ML, Wang MC. Widening socio-economic disparities in early childhood obesity in Los Angeles County after the Great Recession. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Aug; 21(12):2301-2310. PMID: 29607794.
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    8. Wang MC, Crespi CM, Jiang LH, Nobari T, Roper-Fingerhut H, Rauzon S, Robles B, Blocklin M, Davoudi M, Kuo T, MacLeod KE, Seto E, Whaley S, Prelip M. Developing an index of dose of exposure to early childhood obesity community interventions. Prev Med. 2018 06; 111:135-141. PMID: 29501476.
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    9. Caldwell JT, Ford CL, Wallace SP, Wang MC, Takahashi LM. Racial and ethnic residential segregation and access to health care in rural areas. Health Place. 2017 01; 43:104-112. PMID: 28012312.
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    10. Robles B, Montes CE, Nobari TZ, Wang MC, Kuo T. Dietary Behaviors among Public Health Center Clients with Electronic Benefit Transfer Access at Farmers' Markets. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 01; 117(1):58-68. PMID: 27618576.
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    11. Caldwell JT, Ford CL, Wallace SP, Wang MC, Takahashi LM. Intersection of Living in a Rural Versus Urban Area and Race/Ethnicity in Explaining Access to Health Care in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2016 08; 106(8):1463-9. PMID: 27310341.
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    12. Nianogo RA, Wang MC, Wang A, Nobari TZ, Crespi CM, Whaley SE, Arah OA. Projecting the impact of hypothetical early life interventions on adiposity in children living in low-income households. Pediatr Obes. 2017 10; 12(5):398-405. PMID: 27283011.
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    13. Gee GC, de Castro AB, Wang MC, Crespi CM, Morey BN, Fujishiro K. Feasibility of conducting a longitudinal, transnational study of filipino migrants to the United States: a dual-cohort design. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May; 26(2):488-504. PMID: 25913346.
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    14. Chaparro MP, Whaley SE, Crespi CM, Koleilat M, Nobari TZ, Seto E, Wang MC. Response to Letter to the Editor by Joe Brew, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015 Aug; 69(8):817. PMID: 25617449; PMCID: PMC4553415.
    15. Crespi CM, Wang MC, Seto E, Mare R, Gee G. Associations of family and neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics with longitudinal adiposity patterns in a biracial cohort of adolescent girls. Biodemography Soc Biol. 2015; 61(1):81-97. PMID: 25879263; PMCID: PMC4400869.
    16. Chaparro MP, Whaley SE, Crespi CM, Koleilat M, Nobari TZ, Seto E, Wang MC. Influences of the neighbourhood food environment on adiposity of low-income preschool-aged children in Los Angeles County: a longitudinal study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2014 Nov; 68(11):1027-33. PMID: 25012991.
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    17. Robles B, Kuo T, Leighs M, Wang MC, Simon P. Using population reach as a proxy metric for intervention impact to prioritize selection of obesity prevention strategies in Los Angeles County, 2010-2012. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jul; 104(7):e14-9. PMID: 24832416; PMCID: PMC4056238.
    18. Shih M, Du Y, Lightstone AS, Simon PA, Wang MC. Stemming the tide: rising diabetes prevalence and ethnic subgroup variation among Asians in Los Angeles County. Prev Med. 2014 Jun; 63:90-5. PMID: 24657547.
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    19. Hua J, Seto E, Li Y, Wang MC. Development and evaluation of a food environment survey in three urban environments of Kunming, China. BMC Public Health. 2014 Mar 06; 14:235. PMID: 24602326.
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    20. Decker AL, Hubbard A, Crespi CM, Seto EY, Wang MC. Semiparametric Estimation of the Impacts of Longitudinal Interventions on Adolescent Obesity using Targeted Maximum-Likelihood: Accessible Estimation with the ltmle Package. J Causal Inference. 2014 Mar; 2(1):95-108. PMID: 26046009.
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    21. Wang MC, Naidoo N, Ferzacca S, Reddy G, Van Dam RM. The role of women in food provision and food choice decision-making in Singapore: a case study. Ecol Food Nutr. 2014; 53(6):658-77. PMID: 25357270; PMCID: PMC4465593.
    22. Langellier BA, Chaparro MP, Wang MC, Koleilat M, Whaley SE. The new food package and breastfeeding outcomes among women, infants, and children participants in Los Angeles County. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104 Suppl 1:S112-8. PMID: 24354843.
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    23. Hsu W, Markey MK, Wang MD. Biomedical imaging informatics in the era of precision medicine: progress, challenges, and opportunities. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec; 20(6):1010-3. PMID: 24114330; PMCID: PMC3822124.
    24. Nobari TZ, Wang MC, Chaparro MP, Crespi CM, Koleilat M, Whaley SE. Immigrant enclaves and obesity in preschool-aged children in Los Angeles County. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Sep; 92:1-8. PMID: 23849273; PMCID: PMC3752392.
    25. Crespi CM, Alfonso VH, Whaley SE, Wang MC. Validity of child anthropometric measurements in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Pediatr Res. 2012 Mar; 71(3):286-92. PMID: 22337260; PMCID: PMC3282987.
    26. Wang MC, Crespi CM. The influence of childhood and adolescent environmental exposure to a westernized environment on the relation between body mass index and adiposity in young Asian American women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 May; 93(5):1168S-74S. PMID: 21389179; PMCID: PMC3076662.
    27. Wang MC, Rauzon S, Studer N, Martin AC, Craig L, Merlo C, Fung K, Kursunoglu D, Shannguan M, Crawford P. Exposure to a comprehensive school intervention increases vegetable consumption. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Jul; 47(1):74-82. PMID: 20547295.
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    28. Shabbir S, Kwan D, Wang MC, Shih M, Simon PA. Asians and Pacific Islanders and the growing childhood obesity epidemic. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(2):129-35. PMID: 20503892.
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    29. Braithwaite D, Moore DH, Lustig RH, Epel ES, Ong KK, Rehkopf DH, Wang MC, Miller SM, Hiatt RA. Socioeconomic status in relation to early menarche among black and white girls. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Jul; 20(5):713-20. PMID: 19107561.
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    30. Wang MC, Cubbin C, Ahn D, Winkleby MA. Changes in neighbourhood food store environment, food behaviour and body mass index, 1981--1990. Public Health Nutr. 2008 Sep; 11(9):963-70. PMID: 17894915.
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    31. Wang MC, Kim S, Gonzalez AA, MacLeod KE, Winkleby MA. Socioeconomic and food-related physical characteristics of the neighbourhood environment are associated with body mass index. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007 Jun; 61(6):491-8. PMID: 17496257.
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    32. Ritchie LD, Spector P, Stevens MJ, Schmidt MM, Schreiber GB, Striegel-Moore RH, Wang MC, Crawford PB. Dietary patterns in adolescence are related to adiposity in young adulthood in black and white females. J Nutr. 2007 Feb; 137(2):399-406. PMID: 17237318.
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    33. Wang MC, Gonzalez AA, Ritchie LD, Winkleby MA. The neighborhood food environment: sources of historical data on retail food stores. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006 Jul 17; 3:15. PMID: 16846518.
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    34. Wang MC, Dixon LB. Socioeconomic influences on bone health in postmenopausal women: findings from NHANES III, 1988-1994. Osteoporos Int. 2006 Jan; 17(1):91-8. PMID: 15883659.
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    35. Wang MC, Crawford PB, Hudes M, Van Loan M, Siemering K, Bachrach LK. Diet in midpuberty and sedentary activity in prepuberty predict peak bone mass. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Feb; 77(2):495-503. PMID: 12540413.
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    36. Fielding KT, Backrach LK, Hudes ML, Crawford PB, Wang MC. Ethnic differences in bone mass of young women vary with method of assessment. J Clin Densitom. 2002; 5(3):229-38. PMID: 12357060.
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