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Alice F. Yan MD, PhD

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Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: General Internal Medicine
Program: Research

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS)


I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.
I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Cancer survivorship and quality of life
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Health disparities
  • Mixed method research, Qualitative research, quantitative research
  • Lifestyle behaviors (physical activity and healthy diet)
  • Publications (52)

  • Accessibility of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Programs and Variation by State, Race, and Ethnicity (Yan A, Chen Z, Wang M, Mendez CE, Egede LE) JAMA Network Open Yan A, Chen Z, Wang M, Mendez CE, Egede LE. Accessibility of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Programs and Variation by State, Race, and Ethnicity. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2128797. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28797 10/08/2021    
  • Mental distress and its associations with behavioral outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: a national survey of Chinese adults (Ma L, Gao L, Lau J Tak-fai, Atif R, Johnson BT, Yan AF; Shi Z, Ding Y, Nie P, Zheng J, Wang Y; Wang W, Xue Q. ) Public Health Ma L, Gao L, Lau J Tak-fai, Atif R, Johnson BT, Yan AF; Shi Z, Ding Y, Nie P, Zheng J, Wang Y; Wang W, Xue Q. Mental distress and its associations with behavioral outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national survey of Chinese adults. Public Health. 2021;198, 315-323. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.07.034 09/08/2021    
  • COVID-19, Diabetes, and Associated Health Outcomes in China: Results from a Nationwide Survey of 10 545 Adults. (Shi Z, Yan A, Zimmet P, Sun X, Cristina do Vale Moreira N, Cheskin LJ, Wang L, Qu W, Yan H, Hussain A, Wang Y) Horm Metab Res 2021 May;53(5):301-310 PMID: 33962477 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105628142 05/08/2021       1 Citation
  • Factors associated with the double burden of malnutrition at the household level: A scoping review (Edwin Guevara-Romero, Víctor Flórez-García, Leonard E Egede, Alice Yan) Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 04/10/2021    
  • Quantifying the Influence of Individual, Community, and Health System Factors on Quality of Life Among Inner-City African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes (Campbell JA, Yan AF, Walker RE, Weinhardt L, Wang Y, Walker RJ, Egede LE. ) The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care 02/28/2021    
  • Bidirectional relationships between weight stigma and pediatric obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis (Ma Lu, Chu Meng, Li Yixuan, Wu Yang, Yan AY, Johnson Blair T, Wang Youfa) Obesity Review Ma L, Chu M, Li Y, et al. Bidirectionalrelationships between weight stigma and pediatric obesity: Asystematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. 2021;1–12.https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.1317812 12/01/2020    
  • Dietary Supplements: Are Current Policies Adequate for Promoting Health? (Shi, Z.; Yan, AF ) Nutrients 2020, 12(11), 3449 11/11/2020    
  • Community-Based Participatory Research Interventions to Improve Diabetes Outcomes: A Systematic Review ( Jennifer A. Campbell, Alice Yan, Leonard E. Egede) The Diabetes Educator 10/14/2020    
  • Growing Burden of Hypertension in China: Causes, Challenges, and Opportunities (Zumin Shi, Xiaomin Sun, Alice F Yan, Youfa Wang) China CDC Weekly 10/01/2020    
  • Perceived risk, behavior changes and Health-related outcomes during COVID-19 pandemic: Findingsamong adults with and without diabetesin China. (Yan AF, Sun X, Zheng J, Mi B, Zuo H, Ruan G, Hussain A, Wang Y, Shi Z) Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2020 Sep;167:108350 PMID: 32710996 PMCID: PMC7375325 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088840306 07/28/2020       14 Citations
  • Navigator Role for Promoting Adaptive Sports and Recreation Participation in Individuals With Disabilities. (Iverson M, Ng AV, Yan AF, Zvara K, Bonk M, Falk-Palec D, Sylla C, Strickland M, Preston R, Braza DW) Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2021 06 01;100(6):592-598 PMID: 32675707 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85106470680 07/18/2020    
  • Relative Contribution of Individual, Community, and Health System Factors on Glycemic Control Among Inner-City African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. (Campbell JA, Yan A, Walker RE, Weinhardt L, Wang Y, Walker RJ, Egede LE) J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2021 04;8(2):402-414 PMID: 32588396 PMCID: PMC7759592 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85086855310 06/27/2020    
  • Double Burden of Malnutrition: Examining the Growth Profile and Coexistence of Undernutrition, Overweight, and Obesity among School-Aged Children and Adolescents in Urban and Rural Counties in Henan Province, China. (Zhou S, Ye B, Fu P, Li S, Yuan P, Yang L, Zhan X, Chao F, Zhang S, Wang MQ, Yan A) J Obes 2020;2020:2962138 PMID: 32148952 PMCID: PMC7054782 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85080974842 03/10/2020       6 Citations
  • Engaging young African American women breast cancer survivors: A novel storytelling approach to identify patient‐centred research priorities (Alice Yan, Sandra Millon-Underwood, Alonzo Walker, Caitlin Patten, Debra Nevels, Keith Dookeran, Rose Hennessy, Mary Jo Knobloch, Leonard Egede, Melinda Stolley ) Health Expectations 02/09/2020    
  • Functional Corticomuscular Signal Coupling Is Weakened during Voluntary Motor Action in Cancer-Related Fatigue. (Jiang C, Yang Q, Chen T, Siemionow V, Ranganathan VK, Yan AF, Yue GH) Neural Plast 2019;2019:2490750 PMID: 31346330 PMCID: PMC6617923 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070631644 07/28/2019       1 Citation
  • Culture, identity, strength and spirituality: A qualitative study to understand experiences of African American women breast cancer survivors and recommendations for intervention development. (Yan AF, Stevens P, Holt C, Walker A, Ng A, McManus P, Basen-Enguist K, Weinhardt LS, Underwood SM, Asan O, Wang MQ) Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2019 May;28(3):e13013 PMID: 30761637 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061576092 02/15/2019       6 Citations
  • Researcher Requests for Inappropriate Analysis and Reporting: A U.S. Survey of Consulting Biostatisticians. (Wang MQ, Yan AF, Katz RV) Ann Intern Med 2018 10 16;169(8):554-558 PMID: 30304365 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85055071322 10/12/2018       24 Citations
  • Physical activity and annual medical outlay in U.S. colorectal, breast and prostate cancer survivors. (Yan AF, Wang Y, Ng AV) Prev Med Rep 2018 Mar;9:118-123 PMID: 29527464 PMCID: PMC5840848 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85041489869 03/13/2018       6 Citations
  • Identifying bioethical issues in biostatistical consulting: findings from a US national pilot survey of biostatisticians. (Wang MQ, Yan AF, Katz RV) BMJ Open 2017 Nov 16;7(11):e018491 PMID: 29146653 PMCID: PMC5695368 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85049906671 11/18/2017       2 Citations
  • Mixed-Method Quasi-Experimental Study of Outcomes of a Large-Scale Multilevel Economic and Food Security Intervention on HIV Vulnerability in Rural Malawi. (Weinhardt LS, Galvao LW, Yan AF, Stevens P, Mwenyekonde TN, Ngui E, Emer L, Grande KM, Mkandawire-Valhmu L, Watkins SC) AIDS Behav 2017 Mar;21(3):712-723 PMID: 27350305 PMCID: PMC5306183 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84976320739 06/29/2016       15 Citations
  • Association between weather and physical activity in Baltimore teens (O' Neill AH, Lee S, Yan AF, Voorhees CC) Environment and Behavior 2013;45(1):138–151 10/06/2015    
  • A multilevel investigation on the socio-demographic and urban neighborhood effects on out of school physical activity among inner city minority adolescents (Yan AF, Voorhees CC, Zhang GY, Beck HK, Huang S, Wei H) American Journal of Health Studies 2011;26(3):121–130 10/06/2015    
  • Use of GIS in Maryland environmental public health. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics (10) Wang, MQ, Braggio JT, Dabney BJ, Yan AF, Miller J, Mitchell CS) Electronic Journal of Health Informatics 011;6(2): e15 10/06/2015    
  • What made a successful Hepatitis B prevention program: Educational intervention, infection status, and missing responses of at-risk Asian Americans (Hsu CE, Zhang GY, Yan AF, Shang N, Le TD) Journal of Community Health 35(1):325–335 10/06/2015    
  • How does neighborhood built environment influence physical activity in urban youth? Evaluating a structural model of walking behavior pathways among African American adolescents (Voorhees CC, Yan F, Clifton K, Wang MQ) Obesity 2008;16(1)S:82–83 10/06/2015    
  • Latent model analysis of substance use and HIV risk behaviors among high-risk minority adults (Wang MQ, Matthew RF, Chiu YW, Yan AF, Bellamy ND) Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 2007;51(4):35–62 10/06/2015    
  • Study on pharmacodynamics and local toxicity of estriol pessary (Yan AF, Li KL, Chen SQ) West China Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2001;16(4):254–256 10/06/2015    
  • Chronic toxic effects of Zhenzhu Qishi pills in rats and the determination of Pb, Hg, As (Chen SJ, Liu WJ, Yan AF) West China Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2001;16(5):348–349 10/06/2015    
  • Study on pharmacodynamics and acute toxicity of buying huanwu tang granule (Chen SQ, Yan AF, Xu DJ, Liu XY) West China Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2000;15(4):259–261 10/06/2015    
  • Developing and validating instrument to assess psychosocial influences on physical activity among a national sample of Chinese urban youth (Yan AF, Ge S, Yao W, Gao Z) American Journal of Health Studies 2013;28(2):84–91 10/05/2015    
  • mHealth text messaging for physical activity promotion in college students: a formative participatory approach. (Yan AF, Stevens P, Wang Y, Weinhardt L, Holt CL, O'Connor C, Feller T, Xie H, Luelloff S) Am J Health Behav 2015 May;39(3):395-408 PMID: 25741684 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84925444690 03/06/2015       14 Citations
  • Methods and protocol of a mixed method quasi-experiment to evaluate the effects of a structural economic and food security intervention on HIV vulnerability in rural Malawi: The SAGE4Health Study. (Weinhardt LS, Galvao LW, Mwenyekonde T, Grande KM, Stevens P, Yan AF, Mkandawire-Valhmu L, Masanjala W, Kibicho J, Ngui E, Emer L, Watkins SC) Springerplus 2014;3:296 PMID: 25019044 PMCID: PMC4082534 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84903955722 07/16/2014       7 Citations
  • A social ecological assessment of physical activity among urban adolescents. (Yan AF, Voorhees CC, Beck KH, Wang MQ) Am J Health Behav 2014 May;38(3):379-91 PMID: 24636034 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892576181 03/19/2014       17 Citations
  • Maryland dentists' knowledge of oral cancer prevention and early detection. (Maybury C, Horowitz AM, Yan AF, Green KM, Wang MQ) J Calif Dent Assoc 2012 Apr;40(4):341-50 PMID: 22679674 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84864879965 06/12/2012       13 Citations
  • Hurried driver dispositions: their relationship to risky traffic behaviors. (Beck KH, Wang MQ, Yan AF) Am J Health Behav 2012 Jan;36(1):86-95 PMID: 22251786 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84555197093 01/19/2012       9 Citations
  • Neighborhood environment, self-efficacy, and physical activity in urban adolescents. (Voorhees CC, Yan AF, Clifton KJ, Wang MQ) Am J Health Behav 2011 Nov;35(6):674-88 PMID: 22251759 01/19/2012    
  • The effect of variable practice on wheelchair propulsive efficiency and propulsive timing. (Yao WX, Cordova A, De Sola W, Hart C, Yan AF) Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2012 Jun;48(2):209-16 PMID: 22071502 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84864471811 11/11/2011       9 Citations
  • The neighborhood recreational environment and physical activity among urban youth: an examination of public and private recreational facilities. (Ries AV, Yan AF, Voorhees CC) J Community Health 2011 Aug;36(4):640-9 PMID: 21225329 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79961167134 01/13/2011       23 Citations
  • A comparison of web-based and telephone surveys for assessing traffic safety concerns, beliefs, and behaviors. (Beck KH, Yan AF, Wang MQ) J Safety Res 2009 Oct;40(5):377-81 PMID: 19932319 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70449642376 11/26/2009       16 Citations
  • "Do you see what I see?" - correlates of multidimensional measures of neighborhood types and perceived physical activity-related neighborhood barriers and facilitators for urban youth. (Yan AF, Voorhees CC, Clifton K, Burnier C) Prev Med 2010 Jan;50 Suppl 1:S18-23 PMID: 19799931 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-73149083943 10/06/2009       29 Citations
  • A quantitative examination of park characteristics related to park use and physical activity among urban youth. (Ries AV, Voorhees CC, Roche KM, Gittelsohn J, Yan AF, Astone NM) J Adolesc Health 2009 Sep;45(3 Suppl):S64-70 PMID: 19699439 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-68749113713 09/03/2009       113 Citations
  • Psychosocial correlates of physical dating violence victimization among Latino early adolescents. (Yan FA, Howard DE, Beck KH, Shattuck T, Hallmark-Kerr M) J Interpers Violence 2010 May;25(5):808-31 PMID: 19584406 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77950178329 07/09/2009       33 Citations
  • The relationship between impaired driving crashes and beliefs about impaired driving: do residents in high crash rate counties have greater concerns about impaired driving? (Beck KH, Yan AF, Wang MQ, Kerns TJ, Burch CA) Traffic Inj Prev 2009 Apr;10(2):127-33 PMID: 19333824 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-67650708887 04/01/2009       7 Citations
  • Weight perception and weight control practice in a multiethnic sample of US adolescents. (Yan AF, Zhang G, Wang MQ, Stoesen CA, Harris BM) South Med J 2009 Apr;102(4):354-60 PMID: 19279513 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-67651154336 03/13/2009       46 Citations
  • Psychosocial factors associated with reports of physical dating violence victimization among U.S. adolescent males. (Howard DE, Wang MQ, Yan F) Adolescence 2008;43(171):449-60 PMID: 19086663 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-55549100972 12/18/2008       36 Citations
  • Structural model analysis of HIV risk behaviors among sexually active minority adolescents. (Bellamy ND, Wang MQ, Matthew RF, Leitao MP, Agee RA, Yan AF) J Natl Med Assoc 2008 Aug;100(8):914-24 PMID: 18717142 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-50049103693 08/23/2008       4 Citations
  • STD-/HIV-related sexual risk behaviors and substance use among U.S. rural adolescents. (Yan AF, Chiu YW, Stoesen CA, Wang MQ) J Natl Med Assoc 2007 Dec;99(12):1386-94 PMID: 18229775 PMCID: PMC2575928 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-37349090458 01/31/2008       59 Citations
  • Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of forced sexual intercourse among U.S. high school adolescents. (Howard DE, Wang MQ, Yan F) Adolescence 2007;42(168):629-43 PMID: 18229501 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-38849103724 01/31/2008       33 Citations
  • Cell phone users, reported crash risk, unsafe driving behaviors and dispositions: a survey of motorists in Maryland. (Beck KH, Yan F, Wang MQ) J Safety Res 2007;38(6):683-8 PMID: 18054600 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-36849035549 12/07/2007       43 Citations
  • A structural model of alcohol use pathways among Latino youth. (Yan FA, Beck KH, Howard D, Shattuck TD, Kerr MH) Am J Health Behav 2008 Mar-Apr;32(2):209-19 PMID: 18052861 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-41749101947 12/07/2007       22 Citations
  • Psychosocial factors associated with reports of physical dating violence among U.S. adolescent females. (Howard DE, Wang MQ, Yan F) Adolescence 2007;42(166):311-24 PMID: 17849938 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34547932838 09/14/2007       96 Citations
  • Bioethical issues in biostatistical consulting: development of a survey. (Wang MQ, Katz RV, Howard D, Harris BM, Yan F) Psychol Rep 2007 Feb;100(1):191-4 PMID: 17451024 PMCID: PMC1906735 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34248579523 04/25/2007       4 Citations
  • Last update: 10/11/2021