Frances L Wang, PhD

Frances L Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Education & Training

Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University
Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University
Clinical Psychology, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Developmental Alcohol Research, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Alcohol use disorder; Genetics; Adolescent development
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Wang FL, Klei L, Devlin B, Molina BSG & Chassin L. Heritable composite phenotypes defined by combinations of conduct problem, depression, and temperament features: Contributions to risk for alcohol problems. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol, in press.
  2. Wang FL, Pedersen SL, Devlin B, Gnagy E, Pelham WE & Molina BSG. (in press). Heterogeneous trajectories of problematic alcohol use, depressive symptoms, and their co-occurrence in young adults with and without childhood ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10802-020-00675-y
  3. Wang FL, Galan CA, Lemery-Chalfant K, Wilson W & Shaw DS. (2020). Evidence for two genetically-distinct pathways to co-occurring internalizing and externalizing problems in adolescence that are characterized by negative affectivity or behavioral inhibition. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/abn0000525.
  4. Wang FL, Hicks B, Zhou H, Gelertner J, Kranzler H & Zucker RA. Polygenic risk score for problematic alcohol use predicts heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder symptoms in young adulthood after accounting for adolescent alcohol use and parental alcohol use disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 July; 248, 109909.
  5. Wang FL, Pedersen SL, Kennedy TM, Gnagy E, Pelham WE Molina BSG. Persistent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder predicts socially-oriented, but not physical/physiologically-oriented alcohol problems in early adulthood. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 Aug; 45, 1693-1706.

Clinical Interests

Substance use disorders

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Undergraduate/medical student education; Resident education