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Katie Wang, PhD

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Katie Wang, PhD



Katie Wang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program. Dr. Wang's research broadly focuses on the role of stigma as a psychosocial determinant of mental and behavioral health disparities among diverse marginalized populations. She received a K01 mentored scientist career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate the associations among mental illness stigma, emotion dysfunction (i.e., intense, prolonged negative affect and/or difficulties in regulating one's emotions), and substance use among adults with depression. She is also involved in a number of projects that examine the health inequities facing people with disabilities, including a longitudinal study on the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disabilities. Dr. Wang utilizes a wide range of methodologies in her research, including surveys, experiments, psychophysiological measures, ecological momentary assessment, and qualitative interviews.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University, Social Psychology (2014)
  • BA
    Rice University, Psychology and Statistics (2009)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Rising StarAssociation for Psychological Science2021

Professional Service

American Psychological AssociationCommittee for Disability Issues in Psychology2020 - Present

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