Judy Huei-yu Wang, PhD

Behavioral Scientist

Judy Heui-yu Wang, Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor of Oncology and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program which is part of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.  

Dr. Wang’s research area focuses on culture, psychology, and behavioral medicine. She has received research awards from non-profit foundations and National Cancer Institute to investigate the impact of culture on cancer screening and survivorship experiences among Asian Americans. For example, she conducted mixed-methods research to study ethnic and cultural differences in patient-physician communication, stress-coping processes, and quality of life. She utilized community-based participatory research principles to develop culturally appropriate intervention programs to promote Chinese American immigrants’ health care outcomes, and tested those intervention programs through randomized controlled trials. She has led development of intervention programs that include patient- and physician-based cancer screening interventions, an acupressure intervention for reduction of fatigue, and web-based communication education programs. Her research also extends to treatment decision making, soy intake and treatment-related side effects, as well as primary care practice for Hepatitis C infection.

In addition to her research activities, Dr. Wang teaches courses on cancer education and field work, cancer screening and survivorship, behavioral intervention research, and evidence-based medical research. Her research interests include biological, psychosocial, and behavioral impacts on health disparities, cancer prevention, and cancer survivorship, as well as integrative (i.e. mind-body) medicine for symptom management and palliative care.