Rong Wang, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Neoplasms; Health Care

Public Health Interests

Cancer Epidemiology

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Research Summary

My primary research interest is in cancer epidemiology, including both cancer etiology and outcomes research. In the past few years, I have mainly focused on 

  1. Previous exposures, patterns of care, and outcomes in elderly patients with hematological malignancies
  2. Outcomes research on prostate cancer
  3. Selected etiological factors of childhood cancer

Selected Publications

  • Health Care Use by Older Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the End of Life Wang R, Zeidan AM, Halene S, et al. Health Care Use by Older Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the End of Life. J Clin Oncol. 2017;35(30):3417-3424..
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia After Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Wang R, Zeidan AM, Yu JB, et al. Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia After Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Prostate. 2017;77(5):437-445.
  • Parental Age and Risk of Pediatric Cancer in the Offspring: A Population-Based Record-Linkage Study in California Wang R, Metayer C, Morimoto L, et al. Parental Age and Risk of Pediatric Cancer in the Offspring: A Population-Based Record-Linkage Study in California. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(7):843-856.
  • Cesarean Section and Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a Population-Based, Record-Linkage Study in California Wang R, Wiemels JL, Metayer C, et al. Cesarean Section and Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a Population-Based, Record-Linkage Study in California. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185(2):96-105.
  • Understanding regional variation in Medicare expenditures for initial episodes of prostate cancer care Wang SY, Wang R, Yu JB, et al. Understanding regional variation in Medicare expenditures for initial episodes of prostate cancer care. Med Care. 2014;52(8):680-687.
  • The impact of hypomethylating agents on the cost of care and survival of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Wang R, Gross CP, Frick K, et al. The impact of hypomethylating agents on the cost of care and survival of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Leuk Res. 2012;36(11):1370-1375. PMCID: PMC3458648.
  • Neighborhood socioeconomic status influences the survival of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes in the United States. Wang R, Gross CP, Halene S, Ma X. Neighborhood socioeconomic status influences the survival of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes in the United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2009;20(8):1369-1376.
  • Occupational exposure to solvents and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Connecticut women Wang R, Zhang Y, Lan Q, et al. Occupational exposure to solvents and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Connecticut women. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169(2):176-185.

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Rong Wang, PhD
Office Location
55 Church Street, Ste 801
New Haven, CT 06510
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