Dr. Kaipeng Wang
Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Texas State University School of Social Work. He is primarily interested in understanding how various social factors influence individuals’ health and mental health. Using a social determinants of health framework, Dr. Wang aims to understand how different social determinants, e.g., food insecurity, discrimination, and acculturation, contribute to health and mental health disparities across the life span among immigrants and ethnic minorities, particularly among older adults. To pursue his academic inquiries, Dr. Wang primarily utilizes advanced quantitative methods including but are not limited to multi-level modeling, longitudinal data analysis, structural equation modeling, and spatial statistics. Dr. Wang completed his MSW at the University of South Carolina and a PhD in social work at Boston College.