May Wang, DrPH

May C. Wang, DrPH

Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Community Health Sciences



Scientific Interests

Dr. May Wang is interested in the social, cultural and environmental determinants of nutrition, as well as pediatric obesity and bone health.

Highlighted Publications

Wang M, Heck K, Winkleby M, Cubbin C. Social disparities in dietary habits among women: Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Study. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Jun;19(9):1666-73. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015003225. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Ferzacca S, Naidoo N, Wang MC, Reddy G, van Dam RM. "Sometimes they'll tell me what they want": family and inter-generational food preferences in the food decisions of Singaporean women. Appetite. 2013 Oct;69:156-67. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.05.021. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

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. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.110.003475. Epub 2011 Mar 9.

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. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.12.014. Epub 2010 Feb 11.

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.