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Min Qi Wang, PhD
Professor
SPH 2373
mqw@umd.edu
301.405.6652


Education

Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1987
M.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1981

Courses Taught

HLTH 652: Quantitative Research Methods I in Public Health
HLTH 653: Quantitative Methods II in Public Health

Research Focus

My current interest has been in the applications of bioinformatics to the public health field. Health information technology and Informatics underlie the academic investigation and practitioner application of computing and communications technology to healthcare, health education, and biomedical research. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required for optimizing the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine.

Selected Publications (within last 10 years)

Ma, G. X., Wang, M.Q., Toubbeh, J.I., Tan, Y., Shive, S., & Wu, D. Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening among Four Ethnic Groups. North American Journal of Medicine and Science. In press.

Ma, G. X, Shive , S. E., Gao, W., Tan Y., & Wang, M. Q. (2011). Socio-cultural Factors Associated with Prostate Cancer Screening among Chinese American Men: A Structural Model. Am J Health Behav. In press.

Horowitz, A.M., Wang, M.Q., & Kleinman, D.V. Opinions of Maryland Adults Regarding Communication Practices of Dentists and Staff. Journal of Health Communication, In press.

Beck, K., Wang, M.Q., &. Yan, F. Hurried driver dispositions: their relationship to risky traffic behaviors. American Journal of Health Behavior, In press.

Kressin, N.R., Manze, M., Russell, S.L., Katz, R.V., Claudio, C., Green, B.L, & Wang, M.Q. Belief in AIDS Origin Conspiracy Theory and Willingness to Participate in Biomedical Research -Findings in Whites, Blacks and Hispanics in 7 Cities Across Two Surveys. HIV Clinical Trials, in press.

Kressin, N.R., Manze, M., Russell, S.L., Katz, R.V., Claudio, C., Green, B.L, & Wang, M.Q. Self-Reported Willingness to Have Cancer Screening: Do the Effects of Sociodemographic Factors Persist After Accounting for Barriers and Facilitators? Journal of the National Medical Association, in press.

Ma, G. X., Zhi, J.X., Shive, S, Fang, C. & Wang, M.Q. Structural Equation Modeling Analysis Associated with Breast Cancer Screening among Chinese American Women. International Journal of Women's Health. in press.

Katz, R.V., Jean-Charles, G., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., Claudio, C., Wang, M.Q., Russell, S.L., & Outlaw, J. Detailed Knowledge about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Blacks, Whites and Puerto Rican Hispanics using Open-ended Recall and Recognition Probes. Southern Medical Journal, in press.

Katz, R.V., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., Claudio, C., Wang, M.Q., & Russell, S.L. Exploring the 'Legacy' of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: a follow-up study from the Tuskegee Legacy Project. Journal of the National Medical Association, in press.

Howard, D.E., Wang, M.Q., & Yan, F. Psychosocial Factors Associated with Reports of Physical Dating Violence among U.S. Adolescent Males. Adolescence, in press.

Holt, S., Williams, B., Clark, E., & Wang, M.Q. (2011). Social, religious, and spiritual capital and physical/emotional functioning in a national sample of African Americans. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. Article first published online: 21 AUG 2011, DOI: 10.1002/casp.1116.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.1116/full.

Ma, G.X., Lee, S., Wang, M.Q., Tan, Y., Gao, W., Ma, S.X., Lai, P., & Toubbeh, J.I. (2011). The Role of Sociocultural Factors in Hepatitis B Screening Among Asian Americans. Southern Medical Journal, 104(7), 466-472. DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31821f8ab0

Wang, M.Q., Braggio, J.T., Miller, J.L., Yan, A.F., & Debney, B., Mitchell, C.S. (2011). Use of GIS in Maryland Environmental Public Health. electronic Journal of Health Informatics, Vol 6(2): e15, 2-8.

Voorhees, C.C., Yan, A.F., Clifton, K.J., & Wang, M.Q. (2011). Neighborhood environment, self-efficacy and physical activity in urban adolescents. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35(6), 674-688.

Holt, C.L., Wang, M.Q., Caplan, L., Schulz, E., Blake, V., & Southward, V.L. (2011). Role of religious involvement and spirituality in functioning among African Americans with cancer: Testing a mediational model. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, DOI 10.1007/S10865-010-9310-8.

Russell, S.L., Katz, R.V., Wang, M.Q., Lee, R., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., & Claudio, C. (2011). Belief in AIDS Origin Conspiracy Theory and Willingness to Participate in Biomedical Research Studies - Findings in Whites, Blacks and Hispanics in Seven Cities across Two Surveys. HIV Clinical Trials, 12(1), 37-47.

Green, B.L., Li, L., Morris, J.F., Gluzman, R., Davis, Jenna, L., Wang, M.Q., & Katz, R.V. (2011). Detailed knowledge of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Who knows what? A framework for health promotion strategies. Health Education and Behavior, 38(3), 1-8.

Ma, G.X., Tan, Y., Shive, S.E., Wang, M.Q., & Siu, P. (2010). Hepatitis B Screening Compliance and Non-Compliance among Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and Cambodians. Clinical Medicine: Gastroenterology, 3:1-10. doi:10.4137/CGast.S3732.

Wang, M.Q., Bellamy, N.D., & Matthew, R. (2010). Mentoring and Family Strengthening Initiative (MFSI). Health Education and Behavior, 37, 773-775.

Atkinson, N.L. Massett, H.A., Mylks, C., McCormack, L., Kish Doto, J., Hesse, B.W., & Wang, M.Q. (2010). Assessing the impact of user-centered research on a clinical trial eHealth Tool via counterbalanced research design. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, 18, 24-31.

Ma, G.X., Shive, S.E., Wang, M.Q., & Tan, Y. (2009). Prevalence of cancer screening: A comprehensive study on cancer screening behavior and barriers in Asian Americans. American Journal of Health Behavior, 33(6), 650-660.

Katz, R.V., Jean-Charles, G., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., Claudio, C., Wang, M.Q., & Russell, S.L., & Outlaw, J. (2009). Identifying the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Implications of Results from Recall and Recognition Questions. BMC Public Health, 9:468 (December 2009).

Hanson, E.D., Srivatsan, S.R., Agrawal, S., Menon, K.S., Delmonico, M.J., Wang, M.Q., & Hurley, B.F. (2009). Effects of strength training on physical function: Influence of power, strength and body composition, strength training and physical function. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(9), 2425-2429.

Beck, K., Yan, F., & Wang, M.Q. (2009). A Comparison of Web-based and Telephone Surveys for Assessing Traffic Safety Concerns, Beliefs and Behaviors. Journal of Safety Research, 40, 377-381.

Ma, G.X., Toubbeh, J.I., Wang, M.Q., Shive, S.E., Cooper, L., & Pham, A. (2009). Factors associated with cervical cancer screening compliance and noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian women. Journal of the National Medical Association, 101:541-551.

Yan, F., Zhang, G., Wang, M.Q., Stoesen, C.A., & Harris, M. (2009). Weight Perception and Weight Control Practice in a Multiethnic Sample of US Adolescents. Southern Medical Journal, 102(4):354-60.

Beck, K., Yan, F., Wang, M.Q., Kerns, T.J., & Burch, C.A. (2009). The Relationship between Impaired Driving Crashes and Beliefs about Impaired Driving: Do residents in high crash rate counties have greater concerns about impaired driving? Traffic Injury Prevention, 10(2), 127-133.

Ma, G.X., Shive, S.E., Wang, M.Q., & Tan, Y. (2009). Cancer screening behavior and barriers in Asian Americans. American Journal of Health Behavior, 33(6), 650-660.

Reid, B.C., Psoter, W.J., Gebrian, B., & Wang, M.Q. (2008). Delayed mortality effects of Hurricane Gilbert in Haiti. International Journal of Disaster Medicine, 4(4), 165-68.

Russell, S.L., Katz, R., Kressin, N., Green, B., Wang, M.Q., Claudio, C., & Tzvetkova, K. (2008). Beliefs of Women's Risk as Research Subjects and Relationship to Knowledge of DES and Thalidomide: Differences by Sex and by Race/Ethnicity. Journal of Women's Health, 18(2), 139-141.

Katz, R.V., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., Kegeles, S.S., Wang, M.Q., James, S.A., Russell, S.L., Claudio, C., & McCallum, J. (2008). The Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Its Impact on Willingness to Participate in Biomedical Research Studies. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 19(4), 1168-1180.

Chiu, Y.W., Wang, M.Q., Chuang, H.Y., Hsu, C.E., & Nkhoma, E.T. (2008). A new application of spatiotemporal analysis for detecting demographic variations in AIDS mortality: an example from Florida. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Science, 24(11):568-76.

Bellamy, N.D., Wang, M.Q., Matthew, R.F., & Yan, F. (2008). Structural Model Analysis of HIV Risk Behaviors Among Sexually Active Minority Adolescents. Journal of the National Medical Association, 100(8), 906-913.

Katz, R.V., Claudio, C., Kressin, N.R., Green, B.L., Wang, M.Q., & Russell, S.L. (2008) Willingness to Participate in Cancer Screenings: Blacks vs Whites vs Puerto Rican Hispanics in the 3-City Cancer Screening Study. Cancer Control, Oct 2008; 15(4)334-343.

Katz, R.V., Wang, M.Q., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., Claudio, C., & Russell, S.L. (2008). Participation in Biomedical Research Studies and Cancer Screenings: Perceptions of Risks to Minorities Compared to Whites in 7 U.S. Cities across 2 Surveys. Cancer Control, Oct 2008; 15(4):344-361

Chiu, Y.W., Hsu, C.E., Wang, M.Q., & Nkhoma, E.T. (2008). Examining geographic and temporal variations of AIDS mortality: evidence of racial disparities. Journal of the National Medical Association, 100:788-796.

Sale, E., Bellamy, N., Springer, F., & Wang, M.Q. (2008). Quality of provider-participant relationships and enhancement of adolescent social skills. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 10, 8-18.

Katz, R.V., Kegeles, S.S., Kressin, N.R., Green, B.L., James, S.A., Wang, M.Q., Russell, S.L., & Claudio, C. (2008). Awareness of the USPHS Syphilis Study at Tuskegee and the U.S. Presidential Apology and Their Influence on Minority Participation in Biomedical Research. American Journal of Public Health, 98, 1137-1147.

Ma, G.X., Shive, S.E., Toubbeh, J.I., Tan, Y., & Wang, M.Q. (2007). Factors Associated With Mammography Compliance and Non-Compliance Among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese And Cambodian Women. American Journal of Health Studies, 22(3), 233-243.

Chaney, E.H., Chaney, J.D., Wang, M.Q., & Eddy, J.M. (2007). Effect of lifestyle behaviors on mental health of American adults. Psychological Reports, 100(1), 294-302.

Wang, M.Q., Bellamy. N.D., Matthew, R.F., Chiu, Y.W., & Yan, F. (2007). A Latent Model Analysis of Substance Use and HIV Risk Behaviors Among High-risk Minority Adults. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 51(4), 35-62.

Howard, D. E, Wang, M.Q., & Yan, F. (2007). Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates of Forced Sexual Intercourse among U.S. High School Adolescents. Adolescence, 42(168), 629-643.

Beck, K., Yan, F., & Wang, M.Q. (2007). Cell Phone Users, Reported Crash Risk, Unsafe Driving Behaviors and Dispositions: A Survey of Motorists in Maryland. Journal of Safety Research, 38, 683-688.

Yan, A.F., Chiu, Y.W., Stoesen, C.A., & Wang, M.Q. (2007). STD/HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behaviors and Substance Use Among U.S. Rural Adolescents. Journal of the National Medical Association, 99(12), 1386-1394.

Park J-Y, Farrance, I.K., Fenty, N.M., Hagberg, J.M., Roth, SM, Mosser, D.M., Wang, M.Q., Jo, H.J., Okazaki, T., Brant, S.R., & Brown, M.D. (2007). NFKB1 promoter variation implicates shear-induced NOS3 gene expression and endothelial function in rehypertensives and stage I hypertensives. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 293: H2320-H2327.

Katz, R.V., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., Claudio, C., Wang, M.Q., & Russell, S.L. (2007). Willingness of Minorities to Participate in Biomedical Studies: confirmatory findings from a follow-up study using the Tuskegee Legacy Project. Journal of the National Medical Association, 99(9), 1050-1062.

Howard, D.E., Wang, M.Q., & Yan, F. (2007). Psychosocial Factors Associated with Reports of Physical Dating Violence among U.S. Adolescent Female. Adolescence, 42(166): 311-324.

Hsu, C.E., Liu, C.L., Juon, H.S., Chiu, Y.W., Bawa, J., Tillman, U., Li, M., Miller, J.A., & Wang, M.Q. (2007). Reducing Liver Cancer Disparities - A Community-based Hepatitis B Prevention Program for Asian American Communities in Maryland. Journal of the National Medical Association, 99(8), 900-907.

Reid, B.C., Psoter, W.J., Gebrian, B., & Wang, M.Q. (2007). The effect of an international embargo on malnutrition and childhood mortality in rural Haiti. International Journal of Health Services, 37(3), 501-513.

Chen, Z., Saxena, D., Caufield, P., Ge, Y., Wang, M.Q., & Li, Y. (2007). Development of species-specific primers for detection of Streptococcus mutans in mixed bacterial samples. FEMS Microbiology, 272, 154-162.

Claudio, C., Katz, R.V., Green, B.L, Kressin, N.R. Wang, M.Q., & Russell, S. L. (2007). Cancer-Screening Participation: Comparative Willingness of San Juan Puerto Ricans vs. New York City Puerto Ricans. Journal of the National Medical Association. 99(5), 542-549.

Wang, M.Q., Katz, R., Howard, E.D., Harris, M., & Yan, F. (2007). Bioethical issues in biostatistical consulting: Development of a survey instrument. Psychological Reports, 100, 191-194.

Bellamy, N., Sale, E., Wang, M.Q., Springer, F., & Rath, S. (2006). Spoken, but perhaps not heard: Youth perceptions on the relationships, with their adult mentors. The Journal of Youth Ministry, 5(1), 57-76.

Katz, R., Kegeles, S.S., Kressin, N.R., Green, B.L., Wang, M.Q.. Russell, S.L, & Claudio, C. (2006). The Tuskegee Legacy Project: Willingness of minorities to participate in biomedical research. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 17, 695-711.

Martinez-Taboas, A., Canino, G., Wang, M.Q., Garcia, P, & Bravo, M. (2006). Prevalence and victimization correlates of pathological dissociation in a community sample youths. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19(4), 439-448.

Bellamy, N., Matthew, R., & Wang, M.Q. (2006). Factor analysis to examine the psychometric properties of family functioning measures. Psychological Reports, 99(1), 267-273.

Beck, K., Wang, M.Q., & Mitchell, M.M. (2006). Concerns, dispositions and behaviors of aggressive drivers: What do self-identified aggressive drivers believe about traffic safety. Journal of Safety Research, 37, 159-165.

Matthew, R., Wang, M.Q., Bellamy, N., & Copeland, E. (2005). Test of efficacy of model family strengthening programs. American Journal of Health Studies, 20, 164-170.

Wang, M.Q., Matthew, R., Bellamy, N., & James, S. (2005). A structural model of the substance use pathways among minority youth. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29(6), 531-541.

Howard, E.D. & Wang, M.Q. (2005). Psychosocial correlates of U.S. adolescents who report a history of forced sexual intercourse. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36, 372-379.

Frary, C.D., Johnson, R.K., & Wang, M.Q. (2005). Food sources and intakes of caffeine in the diets of Americans. Journal of American Dietitian Association, 105(1), 110-113.

Kwon, H.T., Wang, M.Q., & Valmidiano, L.L (2005). Risk Behaviors Associated with Cigarette Use Among Asian American Adolescents. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 8, 11-17.

Roy, L. L. P., Smith, J. F., Bishop, P. A., Hallinan, C., Wang, M.Q., & Hunter, G. R. (2004). Prediction of maximal VO2 from a submaximal StairMaster test in young women. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18(1), 92-96.

Green, B. L, Lewis, R.K., Wang, M.Q., Person, S., & Rivers, B. (2004). Powerlessness, Destiny and Control: The Influence on Health Behaviors of African Americans. Journal of Community Health, 29 (1), 15-27.

Chaney, E.H., Eddy, J.M., Wang, M.Q., Dennison, D., & Chaney, J.D. (2004). The impact of a computerized dietary assessment on nutrition knowledge. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 7, 43-49.

Howard, E.D. & Wang, M.Q. (2004). The relationship between substance use and STD/HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among US adolescents. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education for Adolescents and Children, 6(2), 65-82.

Yancey, E.M., Wang, M.Q., Goodin, L., & Cockrell, T. (2004). HIV risk reduction among African-American women: A gender and culture focused intervention. Health Education and Behavior, 31(Suppl. 4), 7-8.

Wang, M.Q., Schumacher, J., Dear, S., Ogunlesi, D., & Cook, F. (2004). Illicit drug use and HIV Risk behaviors among young African-Americans. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 48(3), 7-15.

Bartee, T.R., Grandjean, B., Dunn, M.S., Perko, M.A., Eddy, J.M. & Wang, M.Q. (2004). Predictors of dietary supplement use among adolescent athletes, Pediatric Exercise Science, 16(3), 250-264.

Yancey, E.M., Goodin, L., & Wang, M.Q. (2004). Whose choice is it? Understanding HIV risk among African-American women. Preventing Chronic Disease, April, 1-2.

Howard, E.D. & Wang, M.Q. (2004). Multiple sexual partner behavior among sexually active US adolescent girls. American Journal of Health Behavior, 28(1), 3-12. 14977154

Fray, C., Johnson, R.K., & Wang, M.Q. (2004). Children and adolescents choices of foods and beverages high in added sugars are associated with intakes of key nutrients and food groups. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34(1), 56-63.

Howard, E.D. & Wang, M.Q. (2003). Psychosocial correlates associated with adolescent boys' reports of dating violence. Adolescence, 38(151), 519-534.

Dunn, M.S. & Wang, M.Q. (2003). Effects of physical activity on substance use among college students. American Journal of Health Studies, 18(2-3), 126-132.

Abdel-Ghany, M., & Wang, M.Q. (2003). Contemporaneous and intertemporal relationship between the consumption of licit and illicit substances by youth. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 24(3), 281-289.

Schumacher, J., Wang, M.Q., Dear, S., Marepally, S., & Cook, F. (2003). Perceived importance of condom use among African Americans using drugs. American Journal of Health Studies, 18(2-3), 82-91.

Howard, E.D. & Wang, M.Q. (2003). Risk profiles of adolescent girls who were victims of dating violence. Adolescence, 38(149), 1-14. PMID: 12803450

Yancey, E.M., Wang, M.Q., Goodin, L., & Cockrell, T. (2003). HIV/AIDS knowledge and HIV risks among African American women. Psychological Reports, 92, 991-996.

McGill, M.C, Smith, J.F., Wang, M.Q., & Bishop, P.A. (2002). Effect of subcutaneous fat on the validity of inclinometer measurement of lumbar flexion and extension. ASAHPERD Journal, 24(1), 9-12.

Gaskins, S., Beard, S. R., & Wang, M.Q. (2002). An HIV/AIDS education program for children in grades K-5. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education for Adolescents & Children. 5, 31-43.

Eisenmann, J. C., Bartee, R.T., & Wang, M.Q. (2002). Physical activity, television watching, and weight status in US youth: Results from the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Obesity Research, 10, 379-385.

Johnson, R. K., Frary, C., & Wang, M.Q. (2002). The nutritional consequences of flavored milk consumption in U.S. school-aged children and adolescents. Journal of American Dietitian Association, 102(6), 853-856.

Wang, M.Q., & Marepally, S. (2002). Impact of smoking on anxiety disorders in adolescents. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 2(4), 533-537. PMID: 19810950

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