Department of Global Health
Peigang Wang(Professor)
Date:2017-10-24  Clicks:

Peigang Wang, PhD


School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University, Hubei, P.R.China

Office Address:

Department of Social medicine, School of Public Health, Wuhan University

115 Donghu Road, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, P.R.China, 430071;




2012-2013: Post-doc, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit

2006-2009: Ph.D, Department of Sociology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

2008-2009: Joint Ph.D Program, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago

2004-2006: Master of Law, Department of Sociology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

2000-2004: Bachelor of Law, Department of Sociology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Postgraduate & other training:

2011: Global Health Diplomacy Executive Education Training Course, The Ministry of Health, Beijing

Faculty Appointments:

2015 ~ present: Professor, Dept of Social Medicine and Health Service Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

2014 ~ 2015: Associate professor, Dept of Social Medicine and Health Service Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

2013 ~ present: Deputy director, Editorial department, Global Health Journal

2013 ~ present: Deputy director, Center for quality of life studies, Wuhan University

2009 ~ 2013: Lecturer, Dept of Social Medicine and Health Service Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Concurrent Academic Posts

1. Association director, Wuhan University Global Health Institute ---- key research center for humanity and social science in Hubei province

2. Editorial director,Global Health Research and Policy

3. Member, International Society for Quality of Life Research

4. Member, Population Society of China

Anonymous Reviewer for Academic Journals

1. Society

2. Evaluationthe Health Professions

3. Social Indicators Research

4. PLOS One

5. Asia-pacific Journal of Public Health

6. Prevention Science

7. International Journal of Intercultural Relations

8. Community Mental Health Journal

9. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

10. Social Science Journal

11. Substance Use and Misuse

12. International Journal for Equity in Health


Peer-Reviewed Original Research in Refereed Journals

(*, corresponding author)

1. Zhi Li;Peigang Wang(*); Ge Gao; Chunling Xu, Xinguang Chen. Age-period-cohort analysis of infectious disease mortality in urban-rural China, 1990-2010.International Journal for Equity in Health.2016, 15:55. SSCI

2. Kayne McCarthy · Long-Biao Cai · Fang-Rong Xu · Pei-Gang Wang · Hong-Liang Xue · Yong-Ling Ye · Shang-Zhi Xiong · Zhao-Min Liu · Qi-Qiang He. Urban-Rural Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: A Cross-Sectional Study of Schoolchildren in Wuhan, China.PloS One, 2015, 10(9): e0137615

3. Peigang Wang; Cen Chen; Ronghua Yang; Yan Wu. 2015. Psychometric Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life among Rural-to-urban Migrants in China.Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.13:155.DOI 10.1186/s12955-015-0350-1(SSCI, IF=2.12)

4. Chunhui Li, Chuanhua Yu,Peigang Wang. 2015. An age-period-cohort analysis of female breast cancer mortality from 1990–2009 in China.International Journal for Equity in Health.14:76.

5. Yong-ling Ye,Pei-gang Wang(Co-first Author), Geng-cong Qu, Shuai Yuan, Philayrath Phongsavan & Qi-qiang He. Associations between multiple health risk behaviors and mental health among Chinese college students.Psychology, Health & Medicine.2016, 21(3):377-85. DOI:10.1080/13548506.2015.1070955 SSCI

6. Peigang Wang(*), Chunling Xu.2015.Research on the Comprehensive Evaluation of China’s Environmental Health, 2003–2010.Social Indicators Research,122(3): 709-721.

DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0715-6 SSCI

7. Xinguang Chen,Peigang Wang(*), Rhiana Wegner, Jie Gong, Xiaoyi Fang, Linda kaljee. 2015.Measuring Social Capital Investment: Scale Development and Examination of Links to Social Capital and Perceived Stress.Social Indicators Research,120(3):669-687.

DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0611-0(SSCI,IF=1.452)

8. Peigang Wang, Xinguang Chen, Jie Gong, Angela J. Jacques-Tiura.2014. Reliability and Validity of Personal Social Capital Scale 16 and Personal Social Capital Scale 8: Two Short Instruments for Survey Studies.Social Indicators Research, 119(2):1133-1148.

DOI 10.1007/s11205-013-0540-3(SSCI, IF=1.452)

9. Peigang Wang, Chunling Xu, Chuanhua Yu.2014. Age-Period-Cohort Analysis on the Cancer Mortality in rural China:1990-2010.International Journal for Equity in Health, 2014,13:1.(SSCI, IF=1.84)

10. Ying Liang,Peigang Wang(*). 2014. Influence of prudential value on the subjective well-being of Chinese urban-rural residents.Social Indicators Research, 118(3): 1249-1267.

DOI 10.1007/s11205-013-0471-z(SSCI,IF=1.452)

11. Peigang Wang, Xiao Wang, Min Fang, Tyler J VanderWeele.2013.Factors influencing the decision to participate in medical premarital examinations in Hubei Province, Mid-China.BMC Public Health2013 13:217. DOI:10.1186/1471-2458-13-217 (SCI, IF=1.997)

12. Zhi Li,Peigang Wang(*). Comprehensive Evaluation of the Objective Quality of Life of Chinese Residents: 2006 to 2009.Social Indicators Research,2013, 113(3):1075-1090 DOI 10.1007/s11205-012-0128-3SSCI,IF=1.131)

13. Peigang Wang,Ming Fang, Xiao Wang, Tyler J. VanderWeele. 2012. Levels of Satisfaction and Factors Influencing Satisfaction for Medical Premarital Examinations in Hubei Middle China.Asia-pacific Journal of Public Health. 2015, 27(2) NP2531–NP2541.

DOI: 10.1177/1010539512442954(SSCI,IF=1.111)

14. Peigang Wang, Jie Gong, Su-qing Wang, Evelyn O. Talbott, Bo Zhang, Qi-qiang He. 2011. Relationship of Body Fat and Cardiorespiratory Fitness with Cardiovascular Risk in Chinese Children.PLoS ONE6(11): e27896(SCI,IF=4.4)

15. Dan Cui,Peigang Wang, Quan Wang. 2010.A Three-Pronged Approach to the Care of Elders with Alzheimer’s Disease.Aging international.35(2):142-152.

16. Peigang Wangand Tyler J. VanderWeele.2011. Empirical Research on Factors Related to the Subjective Well-being of Chinese Urban Residents.Social Indicators Research.101(3): 447-459.

DOI 10.1007/s11205-010-9663-y(SSCI,IF=0.998)

17. Peigang Wang, Xinguang Chen. 2015. Social Capital, Social Cohesion and Health Attainment—Taking Example for Rural-to-urban Migrants.Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences). 29(3): 81-88.

18. PeigangWang, Zhang Feng. July 22th, 2013. Analysis on influencing factors of ways of medical costs of payment among internal migrants.China Population News. Edition of 003.

19. Peigang Wang. 2013. The Discussion of the Cultivation Mode and Path of Compound Talents of Global Health.Medicine and Society. 26(7): 92-94.

20. Xinguang Chen,Peigang Wang. 2014. Dynamic changes of social transformation and the national health in China. Chinese Journal of Population Science (2): 63-73.

21. Zhuanghai Shen, Falin Zhang,Peigang Wanget al. 2012. Innovation in Philosophy and Social Sciences in Chinese Higher Education: Ideas and Approaches—A Survey Based on Fifty Universities in China.Social Sciences in China. (8): 89-106.

22. PeigangWang,Zhi Li. 2012. Research on the Evaluation of Happiness Index among Rural residents: Based on Principle Component Analysis.Study and Practice. (7): 91-98.

23. Peigang Wang.2011. Discussion on development history and future orientation of researches on quality of life in China. (11): 87-91.

——Arguments extracted byXinhua Digest, 2012 (6).

24. Peigang Wang.Experience and deliberation: historical path of researches on subjective quality of life.ChineseSocial Sciences Weekly. February 15th, 2011. Edition of 11.

25. PeigangWang. 2010. The Structure of Subjective Well-Being: Diagnosis of the Dual Classification Schema of Affective and Cognitive.Chinese Journal of Sociology. 30(4): 143-162.

26. Dan Cui &PeigangWang.2010. Differentiating and Analyzing the “Quality of Life” and Related Concepts. (5): 94-98.

27. PeigangWang, Guangyong Li. 2010. Quality of Living in the View of Harmonious Society: Social Requirement and Policy Response.Social Science Research. (2): 137-141.

28. Peigang Wang.2008. Research on dynamic cognitive logic of the gap in wealth among current social classes.Social Science Research. (6): 115-122.

——Full reprintedby duplicated materials by people’s universitySociology, 2009 (2).

Main Academic Monographs (including co-writing and translated works):

1. Writer: chiro Kawachi, Soshi Takao & S.V.Subramanian . Translator:Peigang Wang.Global Perspectives on Social Capital and Health. Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press. August, 2017.

2. Writer: Ichiro Kawachi, S.V.Subramanian & Danniel Kim. Translator:Peigang Wang.Social Capital and Health. Social Sciences Academic Press. June, 2016.

3. Writer: Joes W.R.Twisk. Translators: Xinguang Chen, Bin Yu &Peigang Wang.Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis for Epidemiology(Cambridge University Press). People’s Medical Publishing House. September, 2016.

4. Zhuanghai Shen,Peigang Wang& Liguo Duan. 2016. Panel Studies on Education of Chinese College Students in Ideology and Politics 2015. Beijing Normal University Press. (850,000 words).

5. Zhuanghai Shen,PeigangWang& Liguo Duan. 2015. Panel Studies on Education of Chinese College Students in Ideology and Politics 2014. Beijing Normal University Press. (690,000 words).

6.Peigang Wang. 2013. Health care system in Taiwan (chapter 18), contained in The International Health Care.People's Medical Publishing House.

Invited Lectures

1. Jan.1th,2015, Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of Wuhan University, Content: Reporting skills on projects supported by National Social Science Foundation in 2015

2. May.31th,2013, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Content: Social capital measurement in health and behavioral research

3. Feb.15th,2013, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Content: Age-Period-Cohort Analysis on the Mortality in Urban China:1990-2010.

4. Feb.8th,2013, Center for Quantitative Research in University of Michigan, Content: Age-Period-Cohort Analysis on the Mortality in Urban China:1990-2010.

5. Mar.2th and 3th,2012, Institute of Population Research of Peking University, Department of Sociology, Content: Life style, occupational status and subjective quality of life

Research projects in recent years

1. 2016-2017, research on core values of Chinese undergraduates (science), key project commissioned by China Association for Science and Technology, 400, 000 yuan, Co-investigator: Zhuanghai Shen,Peigang Wang.

2. 2016-2018, head of the team building-"population and health" academic development of young scholars in Humanities and social sciences, Wuhan University, 300,000 yuan, Principal Investigator.

3. 2015-2018, Youth Talents Project of CPC's Organization Department, 600,000 yuan, Principal Investigator.

4. 2015-2016,Wuhan University Independent research project in 2015, reliability and validity study of SF-36 in the evaluation of floating population health, Principal Investigator.

5. 2014-2015, Wuhan University commissioned Independent research project in 2014, contribution study SSCI and A&HCI journal author, Principal Investigator.

6. 2014-2015, Wuhan University 351 Talent project in 2014(the introduction and training of high-level talents): evaluation research on Chinese health based on Age-Period-Cohort Model, Principal Investigator.

7. 2013-2014, Social Science Foundation of Hubei province in 2013: research on the influencing mechanism of mental health of floating population in Hubei province,Principal Investigator (Grant No. 2013176)

8. 2013-2014, the latter part of the project supported by the second batch of the National Social Science Foundation in 2012: study on the quality of life from the perspective of social change, Principal Investigator (Grant No. 2012FSH002)

9. 2012-2013, Wuhan University annual high-level international journal papers training project in 2012: Levels of satisfaction and factors influencing satisfaction for medical premarital examinations in Hubei Middle China,Principal Investigator ( Grant No. 2012GSP066)

10. 2012-2013, Wuhan University independent research project in 2012(humanities and social sciences): A study on the health of floating population from the perspective of equalization of basic public services, Principal Investigator (Grant No. 2012YB072)

11. 2012-2012,Social Science Foundation of Hubei province in 2011: the investigation report on basic situation of traditional Chinese medicine, Principal Investigator (Grant No. 2011LS028)

12. 2012-2012, Hubei province population development strategy project in 2012: Investigation research on mental health of young floating population in Hubei province, Principal Investigator (Grant No. Hubei Population Research 2012-2-8)

13. 2011-2011, supported by Hubei province young doctor Chenguang program in 2011: The 43th Asia-Pacific Consortium Conference

14. 2011-2012, Wuhan Social Science Foundation key project in 2011: research on “Happiness Wuhan” evaluation index system, Principal Investigator (Grant NO. 11003)

15. 2011-2011, Hubei province population development strategy project in 2011: Research on the effect mechanism of premarital checkup on the birth defects under the background of multiple marriage examination model,Principal Investigator (Grant No. Hubei province Population Research 2011-2-5)

16. 2011-2012, Hubei province Health Department special research program: research on the propaganda, recruitment mode on blood donation and voluntary donors team construction,Principal Investigator (Grant NO.CGX2010-3)

17. 2011-2012, Ministry of Education Humanities and Social sciences project youth fund: A study on the factors influencing subjective life quality of Chinese urban residents, Principle Investigator (Grant NO. 10YJC840069)

18. 2009-2010, Social Science Foundation of Hubei province: empirical research on the factors influencing subjective life quality----take Chinese urban citizens for example,Principle Investigator(Grant NO. [2010]123)

19. 2010-2011, Wuhan University humanity and social science independent project: empirical research on the factors influencing subjective life quality----take Chinese urban citizens for example, Principle Investigator


On-job postgraduate (graduation in 2015): Xuan Gong, Hubei General Hospital