Abridged CV

VANIA WANG
Ellison Hall 5712
Department of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara
vaniawang [at] ucsb [dot] edu

EDUCATION
MPH | Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, UC Berkeley
BSc | Microbiology, University of Washington

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Slum and urban health
  • Spatial ontologies
  • Social network analysis
  • Exponential random graph models
  • Dynamic modeling of HIV transmission

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Developing mapping methods that utilize volunteered geographic information and agent-based stochastic simulation to map dynamic urban spaces in least developed countries
  • Exploring bridging as a potential for sustaining HIV epidemics by modeling sexual ties between men who have sex with men (MSM) and women in Seattle, Washington State
  • Population size estimation of men who have sex with men in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China, by using online respondent driven sampling methods