Dan Wang

Joined 2017


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Dr. Yan Ruth Xia & Dr. Maria Rosario de Guzman, advisors

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M.S., Child Youth and Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dan Wang is a doctoral candidate in CYAF. Her research focuses on child health and socioemotional development within contexts, such as family, neighborhood, poverty, and migration. Dan is equipped with both quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and skills to design research, assess models, and evaluate program efficacy. She is especially interested and skilled in quantitative methods to examine the relationships between context and child development. Dan’s training from her Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods minor and diverse research project experiences using multiple datasets allow her to analyze various data with both basic and advanced data analysis (e.g., analysis of variance, regression analysis, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling) to best answer research questions.

Why CYAF at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“CYAF offers numerous research and outreach opportunities for students, and I have been working closely with and learning from many brilliant faculty members and practitioners from Nebraska Extension and Center on Children, Families, and the Law. These research experiences and practice help broaden my professional knowledge, sharpen my transitional skills, and prepare for my future career goal in academia. The inclusive and supportive environment also makes my life and study enjoyable as an international student."


Dale and Henrietta Fleck Houghton Fellowship, 2020

Dorothea Lutjeharms Fellowship, 2019

Frances Runty Hutchinson Fellowship, 2018

Highlighted Publications & Presentations

  1. Wang, D., Choi, J. K., Shin, J., & Reddish, L. (2020) (in press). Longitudinal effects of Co-parenting for Successful Kids: Using mixed-effect models. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

  2. Wang, D., Choi, J. K., & Shin, J. (2020). Long-term Neighborhood Effects on Adolescent Outcomes: Mediated through Adverse Childhood Experiences and Parenting Stress. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 2160–2173.

  3. Wang, D., & Xia, Y. (2020). Couple Relationships in China. In Abela, A., Piscopo, S., & Vella, S. (Eds.) Couple relationships in a global context. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  4. Choi, J. K., Wang, D., Jennings, E., & Vonderohe, R. (2019). Poverty simulations for human services professionals: Impacts and implications. Journal of Extension. 57. 5.
  5. Choi, J. K., Wang, D., & Jackson, A. P. (2019). Adverse experiences in early childhood and their longitudinal impact on later behavioral problems. Child Abuse and Neglect. 98:104181.

  6. Choi, J. K., Wang, D., Reddish, L., & Brand, G. (2019). The efficacy of Co-Parenting for Successful Kids: A longitudinal pilot investigation. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 60(8) 630-644.

  7. Choi, J. K., Kelley, M. & Wang, D. (2018). Neighborhood characteristics, maternal parenting, and health and development of children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(3-4), 476-491.