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Haocen Wang

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

  • Preventive health behavior promotion; cancer prevention; public health genomics; qualitative methods; health measurement development

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity
  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

School of Nursing Research Area(s)

  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Health Promotion and Population Health


Dr. Wang’s research work centers on addressing evidence gaps in vulnerable populations’ health promotion and disease prevention through integrating knowledge from nursing science, preventive medicine, and precision medicine. Her current research interest is in developing personalized, community-based interventions to support cancer prevention behaviors among vulnerable populations by using innovative strategies and by collaborating with community health workers. She has expertise in survey design, measurement development, community-based research, and a variety of qualitative methods.


  • PhD, 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, 2014, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • BS, 2011, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Current Courses

  • NURS 222 - Population Health
  • NURS 510 - Research and Evidence Based Practice