Faculty Highlight – Dr. Hongmei Wang teaches two courses: Quantitative Methods in Health Services Research, a required course for the PhD students in Health Services Research and Administration, and Health Economics, a concentration course for MPH students in Health Policy. In addition, she directs independent study courses on Economic Evaluation with PhD students from the UNMC College of Nursing and provides guest lectures on Economic Evaluation for other courses at UNMC. She also offers training at state and regional meetings. Dr. Wang serves as both an academic advisor and a capstone committee advisor for MPH students and as a committee member for doctoral students.
Dr. Wang’s research interests focus on socioeconomic determinants of health and economic evaluation of health care programs and medical intervention strategies. She is particularly interested in examining how individual choices, organizational schemes, and sociocultural structures collectively influence population health and health care systems. Dr. Wang has been working on projects exploring the protective effects of social capital on health outcomes and health-related behaviors. Recently, she has been evaluating and examining the effects of community intervention strategies on promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and reducing obesity. She currently works with colleagues from the UNMC College of Public Health (COPH) Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health and the UNMC COPH Department of Epidemiology to evaluate Nebraska Department of health and Human Services Cancer Screening programs, Douglas County community obesity interventions, school-based health centers, and Nebraska Juvenile service delivery projects.
Dr. Wang serves as a member of the Curriculum Committee, Community Engagement Coordinating Council, and Sparks Pre-professional/Undergraduate Student Scholarship in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Selection Committee.
Hongmei Wang, PhD, is an assistant professor in the UNMC COPH Department of Health Services Research and Administration