Jing Wang, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
1 North Grand Boulevard, Saint Louis
MO 63103, USA



• (2004) PhD, Statistics, North Carolina State University, USA
• (1996) MS, Statistics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
• (1993) BS, Mathematics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China


• (2011-Present) Associate Professor, Departmentof Biotatistics, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, USA
• (2010-2011) Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, USA
• (2004-2010) Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, USA
• (2000-2003) Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, USA
• (1996-1999) Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Jinan University, China

Research Interest

Her research interest includes: Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian statistics, Hierarchical/Multilevel modeling, Generalized linear models, Nonparametric analysis, Statistical computing, and Multivariate statistics.

Scientific Activities


• (2004) Best Contributed Paper Award at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), Toronto, CA, USA
• (1999) Outstanding Instructor Award, Dept. of Mathematics, Jinan University, China
• (1990-1992) Outstanding Student Award, Dept. of Mathematics, Northeast Normal University, China


• American Statistical Association (ASA)
• American Public Health Association (APHA)


1. Dong GH, Wang J, Zeng XW, et al. Interactions Between Air Pollution and Obesity on Blood Pressure and Hypertension in Chinese Children. Epidemiology. 2015; 26(5): 740-747. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000336
2. Ma YN, Wang J, Lee YL, et al. Association of urine CC16 and lung function and asthma in Chinese children. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2015; 36(4): 59-64. doi: 10.2500/aap.2015.36.3853
3. Vaughna MG, Salas-Wrightb CP, Qian ZM, Wang J.Evidence of a refugee paradox for antisocial behavior and violence in the United States. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 2015; 26(5): 624-631. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2015.1049194
4. Liu YQ, Qian Z, Wang J, et al. Breastfeeding modifies the effects of environment tobacco smoke exposure on respiratory diseases and symptoms in Chinese children: the Seven Northeast Cities Study. Indoor Air. doi: 10.1111/ina.12240
5. Ma YN, Qian Z, Wang J, et al. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure, urine CC-16 levels, and asthma outcomes among Chinese children. Allergy. 2015; 70(3): 295-301. doi: doi: 10.1111/all.12559.
6. Huang MM, Qian Z, Wang J, et al. Validation of the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children and prevalence of parent-reported sleep disorder symptoms in Chinese children. Sleep Medicine. 2014; 15(8): 923-928. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.03.023
7. Qian Z, Dong GH, Ren WH, et al. Effect of pet ownership on respiratory responses to air pollution in Chinese children: The Seven Northeastern Cities (SNEC) study. Atmospheric Environment. 2014; 87: 47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.01.010
8. Dong GH, Qian Z, Wang J, et al. Home renovation, family history of atopy, and respiratory symptoms and asthma among children living in China. American Journal of Public Health. 2014; 104(10): 1920-1927. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301438
9. Elder K, Gilbert K, Johns M, et al. Disparities in Confidence to Manage Chronic Diseases in Men. AIMS Public Health. 2014; 1(3): 123-136.
10. Dong GH, Qian Z, Liu M, et al. Ambient air pollution and the prevalence of obesity in Chinese children: The Seven Northeastern Cities Study. Obesity. 2014; 22(3): 795-800. doi: 10.1002/oby.20198
11. Wang D, Qian Z, Wang J, et al. Gender-specific differences in associations of overweight and obesity with asthma and asthma-related symptoms in 30 056 children: result from 25 districts of Northeastern China. J Asthma. 2014; 51(5): 508-514. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2014.892963
12. Yang S, Zhang B, Zhao J, et al. Progress on the Maternal Mortality Ratio Reduction in Wuhan, China in 2001-2012. PLOS ONE. 2014; 9(2): e89510. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089510
13. Dong G, Zheng Q, Trevathan E, Zeng XW, Vaughn M, Wang J. Air Pollution associated hypertension and increased blood pressure may be reduced by breastfeeding in Chinese children. Int J Cardiol. 2014; 176(3): 956-961. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.08.099.
14. Elder K, Meret-Hanke L, Dean C, Wiltshire J, Gilbert KL, Wang J. How Do African American Men Rate Their Health Care?: An Analysis of the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans 2003-2006. Am J Mens Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988314532824
15. Mostello D, Chang JJ, Bai F, et al. Breech presentation at delivery: a marker for congenital anomaly?. Journal of Perinatology. 2014; 34(1): 11-15. doi: doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.132
16. Cao Q, Wang J. Evaluation of Methods for Calibrating a Tree Taper Equation. For. Sci. 2014; 60. doi: 10.5849/forsci.14-008
17. Jirangrat W, Wang J, Sriwattana S. The split plot with repeated randomised complete block design can reduce psychological biases in consumer acceptance testing. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 2014; 49(4): 1106-1111. doi: 10.1111/ijfs.12406
18. Ma Y, Wang J. Predictive Equations Using Regression Analysis of Pulmonary Function for Healthy Children in Northeast China. PLOS ONE. 2013; 8(5). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063875
19. Rebmann T, Wang J, Reddick D, Swick Z, del Rosario JJ. Business Continuity and Pandemic Preparedness: U.S. Healthcare vs. Non-Healthcare Agencies. American Journal of Infection Control. 41(4): e27-e33. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.09.010
20. Zhang YH, Wang J, Dong GH, et al. Mechanism of perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS)-induced apoptosis in the immunocyte. J Immunotoxicol. 2013; 10(1): 49-58. doi: 10.3109/1547691X.2012.691123.
21. Deng W, Wang J, Liu M, et al. Body mass index compared with abdominal obesity indicators in relation to prehypertension and hypertension in adults: the CHPSNE Study. American Journal of Hypertension. 2013; 26(1): 58-67. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hps001
22. Rebmann T, Wang J, Reddick D, Swick Z, Minden-Birkenmaier C. Healthcare versus non-healthcare businesses experiences during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: financial impact, vaccination policies, and control measures implemented . American Journal of Infection Control. 2013; 41(6): e49-e54. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.09.012
23. Rebmann T, Carrico R, Wang J. Physiologic and other effects and compliance with long-term respirator use among medical intensive care unit nurses. Am J Infect Control. 2013; 41(12): 1218-1223. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.02.017
24. Dong GH, Wang J, Liu M, Wang D, Lee YL, Zhao YD. Allergic predisposition modifies the effects of pet exposure on respiratory disease in boys and girls: the seven northeast cities of china (SNECC) study. Environmental Health. 2012; 11: 50. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-11-50
25. Wang H, Wang J, Liu M, et al. Epidemiology of general obesity, abdominal obesity and related risk factors in urban adults from 33 communities of northeast china: the CHPSNE study. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12: 967. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-967
26. Dong GH, Qian Z, Wang J, et al. Associations between ambient air pollution and prevalence of stroke and cardiovascular diseases in 33 Chinese communities. Atmospheric Environment. 2013; 77: 968-973. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.06.034
27. Zhao Y, Qian ZM, Wang J, et al. Does obesity amplify the association between ambient air pollution and increased blood pressure and hypertension in adults? Findings from the 33 Communities Chinese Health Study. Int J Cardiol. 2013; 168(5): e148-e150. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.08.071
28. Dong GH, Qian ZM, Liu MM, et al. Breastfeeding as a modifier of the respiratory effects of air pollution in children. Epidemiology. 2013; 24(3): 387-394. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3182877eb8
29. Dong GH, Qian Z, Xaverius P, et al. Association Between Long-Term Air Pollution and Increased Blood Pressure and Hypertension in China. Hypertension. 2013; 61(3): 578-584. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.00003.
30. Dong GH, Qian Z, Liu M, et al. Obesity Enhanced Respiratory Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution in Chinese Children: the Seven Northeastern Cities (SNEC) Study. International Journal of Obesity. 2013; 37(1): 94-100. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.125
31. Dong GH, Qian Z, Wang J, et al. Residential characteristics and household risk factors and respiratory diseases in Chinese women: The Seven Northeast Cities (SNEC) Study. Science of The Total Environment. 2013; 463-464C: 389-394. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv
32. Elder K, Meret-hanke L, Dean C, et al. Disparities in confidence to manage health. International Journal of Mens Health. 2013; 12(3): 260-275.
33. Wang J. Bayesian quantile regression for parametric nonlinear mixed effects models. Statistical Methods & Applications. 2012; 21(3): 279-295. doi: 10.1007/s10260-012-0190-7
34. Zanovec M, Wang J, ONeil C. Development and Comparison of Two Field-Based Body Fat Prediction Equations: NHANES 1999-2004. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2012; 5(3): 223-231.
35. Dong GH, Wang J, Liu M, Wang D, Zheng L, Jin Y. Induction of p53-mediated apoptosis in splenocytes and thymocytes of C57BL/6 mice exposed to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 2012; 264(2): 292-299. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2012.08.010
36. Quang C,Wang J. Calibrating fixed- and mixed-effects taper equations. Forest Ecology and Management. 2011; 262(4): 671-673. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.04.039
37. Zanovec M, Wang J. West K, Tuuri G. Quantitative Ultrasound Normative Reference Data for Community-Dwelling White and Black Females in the United States. Journal of Clinical Densitometry: Assessment of Skeletal Health. 2012; 14(2): 116-121.
38. Schowalter T, Fonte S, Geaghan J, Wang J. Effects of manipulated herbivore inputs on nutrient flux and decomposition in a tropical rainforest in puerto rico. Oecologia. 2011; 167(4): 1141-1149. doi: 10.1007/s00442-011-2056-3
39. Huang F, Ghimire M, Leonard B, et al. F2 screening for resistance to pyramided Bacillus thuringiensis maize in Louisiana and Mississippi populations of Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Pest Management Science. 2011; 67(10): 1269-1276. doi: 10.1002/ps.2182.
40. Wang J. Dirichlet Processes in nonlinear mixed effects models. Communication in Statistics-Simulation and Computation. 2010; 39(3): 539-556. doi: 10.1080/03610910903511745
41. Wang J. Gibbs sampling in DP-based nonlinear mixed effects models. Journal of Applied Statistics. 2010; 37(2): 325-340. doi: 10.1080/02664760903117721
42. Wang J. A non-parametric approach using Dirichlet Presses for hierarchical generalized linear mixed models. Journal of Data Science. 2010; 8: 43-59.
43. Kelley M, Palcic J, Vigna J, et al. The effects of parenting behavior on childrens mental health after hurricane katrina: preliminary findings. Helping families and communities recover from disaster. doi: 10.1037/12054-003
44. Abadie A, Christy A, Jones J, Wang J, Lima M. Longitudinal survey of female faculty in biological and agriculture engineering. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 2009; 52(4): 1397-1405. doi: 10.13031/2013.27763
45. Spell A, Kelley M, Wang J, et al. The moderating effects of maternal psychopathology on childrens adjustment post-hurricane Katrina. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2008; 37(3): 553-563. doi: 10.1080/15374410802148210
46. Wang J. EM algorithms for nonlinear mixed effects models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 2007; 51(6): 3244-3256. doi: 10.1016/j.csda.2006.11.022
47. Habib E, Nuttle W, Rivera-Monroy V, et al. Assessing effects of data limitations on salinity forecasting in Barataria basin, Louisiana, with a Bayesian analysis. Journal of Coastal Research. 2007; 23(3): 749-763. doi: 10.2112/06-0723.1
48. Wang J, Genton M. The multivariate skew-slash distribution. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. 2006; 136: 209-220. doi: 10.1016/j.jspi.2004.06.023