Yingning Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health & Aging
+1 415 502-5200

Dr. Wang is a health economist with research interest in economic analysis of tobacco use behaviors and economic evaluation of tobacco control policies. She is interested in understanding tobacco use behaviors including poly use of tobacco products, the transitions of tobacco use status, the switch between different tobacco products, evaluating the impacts of economics and health policies in vulnerable subgroups and in the general population as a whole, estimating the economic costs of secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use including emerging tobacco products such as cigars, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. She is specialized in economic and statistical modeling using secondary large population data.

Publications: 

Healthcare Utilization of Menthol and Non-menthol Cigarette Smokers.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Wang Y, Watkins SL, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Effects of cigarette prices on intention to quit, quit attempts, and successful cessation among African American smokers.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Keeler C, Max W, Yerger VB, Yao T, Wang Y, Ong MK, Sung HY

Smoking Behavior in Low- and High-Income Adults Immediately Following California Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax Increase.

American Journal of Public Health

Keeler C, Max W, Yao T, Wang Y, Zhang X, Sung HY

Healthcare Costs of Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home for U.S. Children.

American journal of preventive medicine

Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W

Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Smokeless Tobacco Use among US Adults.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Wang Y, Sung HY, Lightwood J, Chaffee BW, Yao T, Max W

Polytobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence Symptoms Among US Adults, 2012-2014.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Infrequent and Frequent Nondaily Smokers and Daily Smokers: Their Characteristics and Other Tobacco Use Patterns.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Cigar Smoking Among US Adults, 2000-2015.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Healthcare costs attributable to secondhand smoke exposure at home for U.S. adults.

Preventive medicine

Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W

Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S.

PloS one

Yao T, Max W, Sung HY, Glantz SA, Goldberg RL, Wang JB, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Cataldo J

Responsiveness to cigarette prices by different racial/ethnic groups of US adults.

Tobacco control

Yao T, Ong MK, Max W, Keeler C, Wang Y, Yerger VB, Sung HY

Polytobacco Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, Chewing Tobacco, and Snuff Among US Adults.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W