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Dongwen Wang

Professor, Biomedical Informatics


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Dr. Dongwen Wang is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University. He got his PhD degree in biomedical informatics from Columbia University. Before coming to Arizona, Dr. Wang was previously on faculty at Columbia University and University of Rochester. He served in various leadership roles for biomedical informatics research, development, and education. Dr. Wang’s research is focusing on modeling and representation of biomedical knowledge in computer-interpretable format, management of biomedical data in specific context of workflow and team collaboration, development and dissemination of online resources, and delivery of technology-mediated behavioral interventions to facilitate knowledge translation, healthcare processes, and patient outcomes. His work has been applied to address real-world challenges such as improvement of childhood immunization rate, support of post-CABG critical pathway, screening of patients with major depression, assistance of diabetic foot-care, enhancement of visit compliance in ambulatory mental health care, facilitation of subject recruitment and retention for clinical research, and management of HIV/AIDS patients. These works have been published in various journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Wang is an active member of the biomedical informatics research community. He serves as domain experts for grant review, paper review, organization of academic conferences, and development of technical standards. His research is funded by the federal government, state, and industry sponsors. As an informatics educator, Dr. Wang has been engaging in informatics teaching and served as research advisor for a wide range of trainees, including undergraduate students, Master and PhD degree candidates, postdocs, and K grant awardees.

Research Activity

  • AHRQ. Disseminating Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines Through Integrated Technologies.
  • NYS DOH. Resource Center for Exellence - HIV/HepC/STD Clinical Education Initiative.
  • NYS DOH. Engagement and Retention Data Center - Linkage, Retention and Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence in HIV Primary Care Settings.
  • NYS DOH. HIV Clinical Education Initiative - Online HIV Clinical Education and Technology Center.
  • NIH. Biomedical Informatics Key Function, University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute.