Youfa Wang, MD PhD,MS
International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Nutritional epidemiology; childhood obesity (assessment, global trends, causes, health consequences, prevention); growth; sexual maturation; chronic disease; health disparities; lifestyles; global health; analysis of national survey and longitudinal data; systems science
Peer-reviewed papers selected from over 70 publications
Wang Y. Cross-national comparison of childhood obesity: the epidemic and the relationships between obesity and socioeconomic status. International Journal of Epidemiology. 30:1129-36, 2001.
Wang Y, Adair L. How does maturity adjustment influence the estimates of obesity prevalence in adolescents from different countries using an international reference? International Journal of Obesity. 25: 550-8, 2001.
Wang Y. Is obesity associated with early sexual maturation? A comparison of the association in American boys verse girls. Pediatrics 110:903-910, 2002.
Wang Y, Monteiro C, Popkin BM. Trends of obesity and underweight in older children and adolescents in the United States, Brazil, China and Russia. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 75:971-7, 2002.