Dongwen Wang, Ph.D.

Dongwen Wang, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 630
Rochester, NY 14642

Lab Information

Biomedical Informatics Research & Development (BIRD) Center

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Research Bio

Dr. Dongwen Wang is a formally trained informatician. His research has been focusing on use of informatics approach to facilitate the translation of biomedical research into clinical practice. This involves modeling of biomedical knowledge and representation of them in computer-interpretable formats, management of biomedical data and knowledge within the context of clinical workflow, development of online resources for clinical education, and delivery of behavioral interventions to improve processes and outcomes of clinical practice and biomedical research. His work has been applied to address a wide variety of problems, such as improvement of immunization rate, support of post-CABG critical pathway, screening of patients with major depression, assistance of diabetic foot-care, management of HIV/AIDS patients, enhancement of visit compliance in ambulatory mental health care, and facilitation of subject recruitment and retention for multi-center clinical trials.

Dr. Wang is an active member of the biomedical informatics research community. He has published papers in various informatics journals and given talks at national and international conferences. He has participated in reviewing research grants and papers, organizing academic conferences, and developing techincal standards. His research is funded by both government and industry sponsors.

Awards & Honors (National)

Grant Review Panelist, Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences (NRCS) Study Section, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), NIH 2014 - Present
Grant Review Panelist, Skin Diseases Research Core Center (SKRCC) P30 Program, NIAMS/NIH 2014
Grant Review Panelist, Communication and Dissemination Program, PCORI 2013 - Present
Grant Review Panelist, Rheumatic Disease Core Center (RDCC) P30 Program, NIAMS/NIH 2012
Grant Reviewer, Health Services Research (HSR), Ministry of Health, Singapore 2010
Grant Review Panelist, National Resource Center for Health Information Technology, AHRA 2009
Grant Reviewer, Elise Richter Program, Austrian Science Fund (FWF) 2008
Grant Reviewer, Development of a Flexible Decision Support System for the Management of Psychiatric Diseases, NIMH/NIH 2003
Medinfo2001 Student Paper Scholarship | American Medical Informatics Association 2001

Awards & Honors (Local)

Grant Reviewer, University of Cincinnati CTSA Methodologic Research Program, University of Cincinnati 2011
Graduate Research Fellowship | Columbia University 1997 - 2003
Academic Scholarship | Huazhong University of Science & Technology 1986 - 1990

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 29 available »

2014 Aug
Le XH, Doll T, Barbosu M, Luque A, Wang D. "Evaluation of an Enhanced Role-Based Access Control model to manage information access in collaborative processes for a statewide clinical education program." Journal of biomedical informatics. 2014 Aug; 50:184-95. Epub 2013 Nov 25.
Wang D; Le XH; Luque A. "Development of digital repositories of multimedia learning modules and interactive case simulation tools for a statewide clinical education program". Proc 6th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health-Care (KR4HC-2014). 2014; : 145-51.
Le XH, Luque A, Wang D. "Assessing the usage of a guideline-driven interactive case simulation tool for insomnia screening and treatment in an HIV clinical education program". Medinfo. 2013; 14.
Shprecher D, Noyes K, Biglan K, Wang D, Dorsey R, Kurlan R, Adams MJ. "Willingness of Parkinson's disease patients to participate in research using Internet-based technology." Telemedicine and E-Health. 2012; 18(9): 684-7.
Le XH, Doll T, Barbosu M, Luque A, Wang D. "An enhancement of the role-based access control model to facilitate information access management in context of team collaboration and workflow". J Biomed Inform. 2012; 45(6): 1084-107.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Biomedical Informatics | Columbia University2003
M.Phil | Biomedical Informatics | Columbia University2000
B E | Computer Science | China-Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology1990