Taking Action on Asian Women's Health Disparities: Still Holding Up Half the Sky: Not Asked, Not Counted, Under-Represented and Forgotten

August 09, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. CT
McCormick Place, Level 1–West Building, Room W186c
2301 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Office of Data Sharing (ODS) Deputy Director Dr. Vivian Ota Wang will present "Taking Action on Asian Women's Health Disparities: Still Holding Up Half the Sky: Not Asked, Not Counted, Under-Represented and Forgotten" at the 2019 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.

APA 2019 is where scientists, educators, practitioners, and applied psychologists from around the world come together to explore the most compelling issues in the discipline.

Vivian Ota Wang, Ph.D.

Dr. Vivian Ota Wang serves as the deputy director of the Office of Data Sharing at CBIIT. In this role, Dr. Ota Wang applies her expertise in data sharing, racial identity, ethics, and community engagement to data access and sharing. Dr. Ota Wang was previously involved with the National Human Genome Research Institute, NCI, and trans-NIH data sharing policy development, implementation, management, and oversight activities. She is focused on increasing efficiency and consistency of data access and sharing processes within NCI, dbGaP, and other NIH data repositories; ethical, legal, and social issues; and health disparities, advocacy, and outreach related to data sharing. Prior to joining NIH, she held tenure-track faculty positions at Rutgers, Arizona State, and Vanderbilt Universities where her research program focused on racial identity issues related to research ethics and research participant protections, program development and evaluation; and community and public engagement in psychology, genomics, and public health. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado College, a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Colorado, and a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University. She is a fellow of the American Medical Association (American College of Medical Genetics) and the American Psychological Association (Divisions 17 & 45), a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics and American Board of Genetic Counseling, a clinical laboratory specialist in cytogenetics, and a licensed psychologist.

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