YuanYuan Wang


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Dr Wang is a clinical epidemiologist in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Monash University, with 18 years of experience in epidemiological research of musculoskeletal conditions. She has been a recipient of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) PhD Scholarship (2005-2006) and Fellowships including Public Health Training Fellowship (2007-2010), Career Development Fellowship (2014-2017), and Translating Research Into Practice Fellowship (2019-2020). Dr Wang has completed Bachelor (1993) and Master (1998) degrees in Medicine with comprehensive clinical training and worked as a radiologist for over seven years in China. She completed a PhD at Swinburne University of Technology in 2007, looking at factors affecting knee cartilage and bone in healthy individuals and those with knee osteoarthritis.

Dr Wang’s work has contributed to better understanding of the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis that inform novel treatment for osteoarthritis. She has published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and is on the editorial board of PLOS ONE and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. She is a member of Osteoarthritis Research Society International and Australia Chinese Association of Biomedical Sciences.

December 2019 update:

The Altmetric top 100 globally: Dr Wang’s BMJ paper (BMJ. 2019;364:l42) was the 50th most discussed scientific report (of 2.7 million papers) globally of any field in 2019 (https://www.altmetric.com/top100/2019/). 

Best of JAMA Network 2019. JAMA Most Viewed Articles. Her paper informed the debate in the second of the most viewed articles (web address): Does Skipping Breakfast Lead to Weight Loss or Weight Gain? JAMA | Medical News & Perspectives | May 1, 2019.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, PhD, Factors affecting knee cartilage and bone healthy subjects and those with knee osteoarthritis, Swinburne University of Technology

Award Date: 19 Jan 2007

Medicine, Master of Medicine, Correlation between CT and pathology for differentiation of benign nodules and lung cancer , Dalian Medical University

Award Date: 4 May 1998

Medicine, MBBS, N/A, by course, Peking University

Award Date: 18 Jun 1993

Research area keywords

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Epidemiology
  • Low Back Pain
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • diet and health
  • Clinical trials
  • Treatment
  • Prevention
  • Joint replacement

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