Ying Wang, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology Research


Capitalizing on her expertise in basic science, statistics, and cancer epidemiology, Ying Wang is leading a multidisciplinary area of research metabolomics to better understand the role of biologic, lifestyle and environmental factors on cancer risk and survival, with a focus on prostate cancer. 


Wang’s primary research focuses on diet, physical activity, obesity and metabolic profiles in relation to prostate cancer incidence and survival. Wang leads/co-leads several analyses to identify metabolomic biomarkers of food intake, dietary patterns, adiposity, and other lifestyle and environmental factors, as well as cancer risk. She also contributes to the development of high-quality dietary assessment tools and uses dietary biomarkers to improve dietary analyses used in large cohort studies.


  • Postdoctoral fellow, American Cancer Society, 2013-2016
  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2012
  • MS, Statistics, University of Connecticut, 2012


For a full list of Wang’s publications, visit her Google Scholar page.