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Alice (Fang) Yan MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Zilber School of Public Health
Division of Community & Behavioral Health Promotion

Milwaukee, WI
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

- 05/01/2001 MD, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, P.R. China
- 05/01/2009 PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2001 - 2003 Clinical Residency, Teaching Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, West China University of Medical Science, Chengdu, P.R. China

09/01/2009 - 06/01/2011 Assistant Professor (tenure track), College of Education and Human Development, Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
08/01/2011 - 12/31/2015 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
01/01/2016 - Present Associate Professor, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

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Certified Chronic Disease Self-Management Master Trainer
School of Medicine Patient Education Center, Stanford University
CDC-certified National DTTAC Lifestyle Coach
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Diabetes Translation Program

11/2006 Public Health Education Health Promotion Section (PHEHP) student research award finalist; PHEHP Student Abstract Contest winner., American Public Health Association
05/2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dissertation grant award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
07/2008 International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Participation Scholarship, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
03/2009 Outstanding Research Poster (First Prize), American Academy of Health Behavior
06/2010 Selected Fellow, The Built Environment Assessment, Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania
02/2011 Invited Reviewer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research Annual Conference
07/14/2012 - 07/21/2012 Selected NIH Fellow, Sixth Annual Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory,

Health Behavior and Policy Review
Editorial Board
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
International Journal of Public Health Informatics
Journal Review
American Journal of Health Studies
Journal of Adolescent Health
Journal of Informatics for Health and Social Care
American Journal of Public Health
Women’s Health Issues (WHI)
BMC Public Health
Journal of Urban Affairs
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Peer Review
Pathways Linking Poverty, Food Insecurity and HIV in Rural Malawi
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Weinhardt, Lance S.
2008 - 2015
Community Action and Community Capacity Building for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP)
Principal Investigator
Yan, Alice (Fang)
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
Bioethical Issues in Biostatistical Consulting (BIBC): A Phase I Study
Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Multiple Principal Investigator
Yan, Alice (with Wang, MQ)
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2016
Direct Funds:
Adaptive Physical Recreation in Wisconsin: A Strategic Approach to Community Resources and Patient-Identified Needs (Pilot award)
2015 Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin
Ng, Alexander
2015 - 2016
Direct Funds:
Promoting Physical Activity in African American Women Breast Cancer Survivors
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Yan, Alice
01/01/2016 - 12/30/2017
Direct Funds:

Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Yan AF, Chiu YW, Stoesen CA, Wang MQ. STD-/HIV-related sexual risk behaviors and substance use among U.S. rural adolescents. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Dec;99(12):1386-94. PMCID: PMC2575928
2. Bellamy ND, Wang MQ, Matthew RF, Leitao MP, Agee RA, Yan AF. Structural model analysis of HIV risk behaviors among sexually active minority adolescents. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Aug;100(8):914-24.
3. Beck KH, Yan AF, Wang MQ, Kerns TJ, Burch CA. The relationship between impaired driving crashes and beliefs about impaired driving: do residents in high crash rate counties have greater concerns about impaired driving? Traffic Inj Prev. 2009 Apr;10(2):127-33.
4. Ries AV, Voorhees CC, Roche KM, Gittelsohn J, Yan AF, Astone NM. A quantitative examination of park characteristics related to park use and physical activity among urban youth. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep;45(3 Suppl):S64-70.
5. Yan AF, Voorhees CC, Clifton K, Burnier C. "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. Prev Med. 2010 Jan;50 Suppl 1:S18-23.
6. Ries AV, Yan AF, Voorhees CC. The neighborhood recreational environment and physical activity among urban youth: an examination of public and private recreational facilities. J Community Health. 2011 Aug;36(4):640-9.
7. Yao WX, Cordova A, De Sola W, Hart C, Yan AF. The effect of variable practice on wheelchair propulsive efficiency and propulsive timing. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012 Jun;48(2):209-16.
8. Voorhees CC, Yan AF, Clifton KJ, Wang MQ. Neighborhood environment, self-efficacy, and physical activity in urban adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2011 Nov;35(6):674-88.
9. Beck KH, Wang MQ, Yan AF. Hurried driver dispositions: their relationship to risky traffic behaviors. Am J Health Behav. 2012 Jan;36(1):86-95.
10. Maybury C, Horowitz AM, Yan AF, Green KM, Wang MQ. Maryland dentists' knowledge of oral cancer prevention and early detection. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2012 Apr;40(4):341-50.
11. Yan AF, Voorhees CC, Beck KH, Wang MQ. A social ecological assessment of physical activity among urban adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2014 May;38(3):379-91.
12. 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. 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. Springerplus. 2014;3:296. PMCID: PMC4082534
13. Yan AF, Stevens P, Wang Y, Weinhardt L, Holt CL, O'Connor C, Feller T, Xie H, Luelloff S. mHealth text messaging for physical activity promotion in college students: a formative participatory approach. Am J Health Behav. 2015 May;39(3):395-408.
14. Beck HK, Fell J, Yan AF A comparison of drivers with high versus low perceived risk of being caught and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Traffic Injury Prevention. 2009;10(4):312–319
15. Beck KH, Fell JC, Yan AF. A comparison of drivers with high versus low perceived risk of being caught and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Traffic Inj Prev. 2009 Aug;10(4):312-9.
16. Beck KH, Yan AF, Wang MQ. A comparison of web-based and telephone surveys for assessing traffic safety concerns, beliefs, and behaviors. J Safety Res. 2009 Oct;40(5):377-81.
17. Yan FA, Howard DE, Beck KH, Shattuck T, Hallmark-Kerr M. Psychosocial correlates of physical dating violence victimization among Latino early adolescents. J Interpers Violence. 2010 May;25(5):808-31.
18. Yan AF, Zhang G, Wang MQ, Stoesen CA, Harris BM. Weight perception and weight control practice in a multiethnic sample of US adolescents. South Med J. 2009 Apr;102(4):354-60.
19. Yan FA, Beck KH, Howard D, Shattuck TD, Kerr MH. A structural model of alcohol use pathways among Latino youth. Am J Health Behav. 2008 Mar-Apr;32(2):209-19.
20. Howard DE, Wang MQ, Yan F. Psychosocial factors associated with reports of physical dating violence among U.S. adolescent females. Adolescence. 2007;42(166):311-24.
21. Wang MQ, Katz RV, Howard D, Harris BM, Yan F. Bioethical issues in biostatistical consulting: development of a survey. Psychol Rep. 2007 Feb;100(1):191-4. PMCID: PMC1906735
22. Howard DE, Wang MQ, Yan F. Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of forced sexual intercourse among U.S. high school adolescents. Adolescence. 2007;42(168):629-43.
23. Howard DE, Wang MQ, Yan F. Psychosocial factors associated with reports of physical dating violence victimization among U.S. adolescent males. Adolescence. 2008;43(171):449-60.
24. Beck KH, Yan F, Wang MQ. Cell phone users, reported crash risk, unsafe driving behaviors and dispositions: a survey of motorists in Maryland. J Safety Res. 2007;38(6):683-8.
25. Yan AF, Ge S, Yao W, Gao Z Developing and validating instrument to assess psychosocial influences on physical activity among a national sample of Chinese urban youth American Journal of Health Studies. 2013;28(2):84–91
26. O' Neill AH, Lee S, Yan AF, Voorhees CC Association between weather and physical activity in Baltimore teens Environment and Behavior. 2013;45(1):138–151
27. Yan AF, Voorhees CC, Zhang GY, Beck HK, Huang S, Wei H A multilevel investigation on the socio-demographic and urban neighborhood effects on out of school physical activity among inner city minority adolescents American Journal of Health Studies. 2011;26(3):121–130
28. 10) Wang, MQ, Braggio JT, Dabney BJ, Yan AF, Miller J, Mitchell CS Use of GIS in Maryland environmental public health. Electronic Journal of Health Informatics Electronic Journal of Health Informatics. 011;6(2): e15
29. Hsu CE, Zhang GY, Yan AF, Shang N, Le TD What made a successful Hepatitis B prevention program: Educational intervention, infection status, and missing responses of at-risk Asian Americans Journal of Community Health. 35(1):325–335
30. Voorhees CC, Yan F, Clifton K, Wang MQ How does neighborhood built environment influence physical activity in urban youth? Evaluating a structural model of walking behavior pathways among African American adolescents Obesity. 2008;16(1)S:82–83
31. Wang MQ, Matthew RF, Chiu YW, Yan AF, Bellamy ND Latent model analysis of substance use and HIV risk behaviors among high-risk minority adults Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 2007;51(4):35–62
32. Yan AF, Li KL, Chen SQ Study on pharmacodynamics and local toxicity of estriol pessary West China Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2001;16(4):254–256
33. Chen SJ, Liu WJ, Yan AF Chronic toxic effects of Zhenzhu Qishi pills in rats and the determination of Pb, Hg, As West China Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2001;16(5):348–349
34. Chen SQ, Yan AF, Xu DJ, Liu XY Study on pharmacodynamics and acute toxicity of buying huanwu tang granule West China Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2000;15(4):259–261
35. Wang MQ, Yan AF, Katz RV. Researcher Requests for Inappropriate Analysis and Reporting: A U.S. Survey of Consulting Biostatisticians. Ann Intern Med. 2018 10 16;169(8):554-558.
36. Yan AF, Wang Y, Ng AV. Physical activity and annual medical outlay in U.S. colorectal, breast and prostate cancer survivors. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Mar;9:118-123. PMCID: PMC5840848
37. Weinhardt LS, Galvao LW, Yan AF, Stevens P, Mwenyekonde TN, Ngui E, Emer L, Grande KM, Mkandawire-Valhmu L, Watkins SC. Mixed-Method Quasi-Experimental Study of Outcomes of a Large-Scale Multilevel Economic and Food Security Intervention on HIV Vulnerability in Rural Malawi. AIDS Behav. 2017 Mar;21(3):712-723. PMCID: PMC5306183
38. Wang MQ, Yan AF, Katz RV. Identifying bioethical issues in biostatistical consulting: findings from a US national pilot survey of biostatisticians. BMJ Open. 2017 Nov 16;7(11):e018491. PMCID: PMC5695368

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