Ying Wang, Ph.D.

Academic Appointment Title:
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

Position Title:
Chief of the Informatics Unit
N.Y.S. Congenital Malformations Registry
Center for Environmental Health, N.Y.S. D.O.H.

Contact Information:
Phone Number:  (518)-402-7716
Fax Number:      (518)-402-7723
Email Address:   wxy01@health.state.ny.us 

Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry
University at Albany, State University of New York, 1989
M.P.H., Environmental Epidemiology, 1996

Research Interests:
Environmental public health tracking and surveillance with focus on surveillance and research to identify environmental and genetic risk factors for major birth defects that affect about 3 in 100 babies and are a leading cause of infant mortality in the United States.   Conduct multi-state collaborative birth defect research projects including survival analysis of children with birth defects and the effect of environmental and parental risk factors on birth defect prevalence. 

Select Publications:
Wang Y, Hu J, Druschel CM, Kirby RS. 25-year Survival of Children with Birth Defects in New York State: A Population-based Study. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2011.

Wang Y, Caggana M, Sango-Jordan M, Sun M, Druschel CM. Long-term follow-up of children with confirmed newborn screening disorders using record linkage. Genet Med. 2011;13:881-6.

Parker, S. E., Mai, C. T., Canfield, M. A., Rickard, R., Wang, Y., Meyer, R. E., Anderson, P., Mason, C. A., Collins, J. S., Kirby, R. S. and Correa, A.  Updated national birth prevalence estimates for selected birth defects in the United States, 2004–2006. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010; 88:1008-16.

Wang Y, Hu J, Druschel CM. A Retrospective Cohort Study of Mortality Among Children with Birth Defects in New York State, 1983-2006. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010; 88:1023-31.

Wang Y, Le LH, Wang X,  Tao Z, Druschel CM, Cross PK, Hwang, SA. Development of web-based geocoding applications for the population-based birth defects surveillance system in New York State.  J Registry Management. 2010; 37:16-21.

Wang Y, O’Leary LA,  Rickard RS,  Mason CA, for the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. Geocoding Capacity of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs: Results from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network Geocoding Survey. J Registry Management. 2010; 37:22-26.

Wang Y, Cross PK, Druschel CM. Hospital Discharge Data: Can It Serve as The Sole Source of Case Ascertainment for Population-Based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs? J Public Health Manag Pract. 2010; 16:245-251.

Parker SE, Mai CT, Strickland MJ, Olney RS, Rickard RS, Marengo L, Wang Y, Hashmi SS, Meyer RE, National Birth Defects Prevention Network. Multistate study of the epidemiology of clubfoot. Birth Defects Res Part A, 2009, 85:897-904.

Steen PM, Wang Y, Tao Z, Cross PK, Druschel CM. Implementing a Web-based Case Reporting and Communication System Among Hospitals Reporting to the Birth Defects Registry in New York State. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008; 14:E11-E16.

Wang Y, Tao Z, Cross PK, Le LH, Steen PK, Babcock GD, Druschel CM, Hwang SA. Development of a Web-based Integrated Birth Defects Surveillance System in New York State. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008; 14:E1-10.