The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Addiction Researcher Frances Wang, PhD, to the Faculty

We are thrilled to announce that Frances Wang, PhD, has joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. 

Dr. Wang earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Arizona State University and completed her clinical internship at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. She remained in Pittsburgh for postdoctoral training in the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)-funded Developmental Alcohol Research Training T32 program under the mentorship of Brooke Molina, PhD, and Bernie Devlin, PhD

Dr. Wang’s research focuses on genetic and environmental factors involved in the developmental progression to alcohol use disorder (AUD). During her postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Molina, Dr. Wang investigated the influence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in childhood on AUD. Under the mentorship of Dr. Devlin, she gained exposure to statistical genetics. Dr. Wang is currently principal investigator (PI) of a NIAAA-funded K award focused on the intersection of genetics and the development of AUDs by investigating the development of genetically based pathways underlying problematic alcohol use. 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Wang to the faculty!