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Li Wang, PhD

Li Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Neoplasms
  • Child
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Survival
  • Health Expenditures
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Insurance
  • Epidemiology
  • Pediatrics

Recent Publications


Kist, MN, Svoboda, R, Maczuga, S, Wang, L, Foulke, GT & Helm, MF 2024, 'Annual tuberculosis screening in patients on biologics has questionable value', Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Kang, DW, Wang, L, Short, NJ, Ferrajoli, A, Wang, Y, Zhou, S & Shen, C 2024, 'Cost Effectiveness of Zanubrutinib Versus Ibrutinib in Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia', PharmacoEconomics, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 409-418.


Marin, ES, McCall-Hosenfeld, J, Weng, X & Wang, L 2023, 'Determinants of influenza vaccine uptake among pregnant women: Demographics and medical care access', International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 162, no. 1, pp. 125-132.
Weng, X, Chen, Q, Sathapathi, TK, Yin, X & Wang, L 2023, 'Impact of school operating scenarios on COVID-19 transmission under vaccination in the U.S. an agent-based simulation model', Scientific reports, vol. 13, no. 1, 12836.
Burse, NR, Weng, X, Wang, L, Cuffee, YL & Veldheer, S 2023, 'Influence of social and behavioral determinants on health-related quality of life among cancer survivors in the USA', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 31, no. 1, 67.
Kuzmik, A, Boltz, M, Kim, K, Ma, Y, Weng, X & Wang, L 2023, 'Physical Activity Level and Specific Type of Exercises Among US Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Findings From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 500-507.


Weng, X, Shen, C, Van Scoy, LJ, Boltz, M, Joshi, M & Wang, L 2022, 'A comparison of end-of-life care patterns between older patients with both cancer and Alzheimer's disease and related dementias versus those with only cancer', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 1111-1121.
Weng, X, Shen, C, Vasekar, M, Boltz, M, Joshi, M, Van Scoy, LJ & Wang, L 2023, 'Alzheimer's disease and related dementias is a risk factor for lower utilization of breast cancer screening and unstaged cancer diagnosis: Observational study from SEER-Medicare 2004–2016 data', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 14, no. 3, 101407.
Pichardo-Lowden, AR, Haidet, P, Umpierrez, GE, Lehman, EB, Quigley, FT, Wang, L, Rafferty, CM, Deflitch, CJ & Chinchilli, VM 2022, 'Clinical Decision Support for Glycemic Management Reduces Hospital Length of Stay', Diabetes care, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2526-2534.
Henning, AM, Thomas, NJ, Williams, DC, Shore, DM, Memmi, ME & Wang, L 2023, 'Effect of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19), a Nationwide Mass Casualty Disaster on Intensive Care Units: Clinical Outcomes and Associated Cost-of-Care', Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, vol. 17, no. 6, e249.
Benavides-Vasquez, J, Shen, C, McDonald, A & Wang, L 2023, 'Effect of residence in nonmetropolitan counties on stage and tumor size at diagnosis in patients with breast cancer: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results analysis', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 408-415.
Weng, X, Shen, C, Van Scoy, LJ, Boltz, M, Joshi, M & Wang, L 2022, 'End-of-Life Costs of Cancer Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in the U.S.', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 449-460.


Potiaumpai, M, Doerksen, SE, Chinchilli, VM, Wu, H, Wang, L, Lintz, R & Schmitz, KH 2022, 'Cost evaluation of an exercise oncology intervention: The exercise in all chemotherapy trial', Cancer Reports, vol. 5, no. 3, e1490.
Teye, SO, Yanosky, JD, Cuffee, Y, Weng, X, Luquis, R, Farace, E & Wang, L 2021, 'Exploring persistent racial/ethnic disparities in lead exposure among American children aged 1–5 years: results from NHANES 1999–2016', International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 723-730.
Ma, Y, Weng, X, Gao, X, Winkels, R, Cuffee, Y, Gupta, S & Wang, L 2022, 'Healthy Eating Index Scores Differ by Race/Ethnicity but Not Hypertension Awareness Status among US Adults with Hypertension: Findings from the 2011-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey', Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 122, no. 5, pp. 1000-1012.


Weng, X, George, DR, Jiang, B & Wang, L 2020, 'Association Between Subjective Cognitive Decline and Social and Emotional Support in US Adults', American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, vol. 35.
Teye, SO, Yanosky, JD, Cuffee, Y, Weng, X, Luquis, R, Farace, E & Wang, L 2020, 'Association between blood lead levels and blood pressure in American adults: results from NHANES 1999–2016', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 27, no. 36, pp. 45836-45843.
Ubesie, A, Wang, C, Wang, L, Farace, E, Jones, K & Cuffee, Y 2021, 'Examining Help-Seeking Intentions of African American College Students Diagnosed with Depression', Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 475-484.