Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang, MD, PhD

UGA Athletic Association Professor in Public Health & Department Head, Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang currently serves as University of Georgia (UGA) Athletic Association Endowed Professor in Public Health, Professor in Toxicology and Food Safety, and the Head of the Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, UGA. He graduated with an undergraduate diploma (MB) and the Master of Medicine Degree from Shanghai First Medical College in 1978 and 1981, respectively. He worked as acting division leader and assistant dean for research in Nanjing Railway Medical College in 1982-1985. He conducted postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986-1991. He obtained a Ph.D. in Pathology and Immunology from the Boston University in 1994, and worked as a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 1994-1995. He served as the research assistant professor in Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 1997-2000; associate professor (2000-2004), and professor (2005-2008) in Texas Tech University. Dr. Wang served as the Division Leader of Human Health Sciences in the Institute of Environmental and Human Health and Program Director for Cancer Prevention and Carcinogenesis in the Southwest Cancer Research and Treatment Center, Texas Tech University Health Science Center before joining UGA. Dr. Wang was the Georgia Distinguished Cancer Research Scholar in 2009-2015. He is an internationally recognized leader in food safety and food toxicology with a focus on foodborne toxicants. He served as the president of the Food Safety Special Section, Society of Toxicology, and served as the president of the American Association of Chinese in Toxicology. He also held a Chang Jiang Lecture Professor in Jiangnan University School of Food Science and Technology, China. His research interests include the development of molecular biomarkers for foodborne carcinogens, cancer chemoprevention with functional food components, and molecular epidemiology and toxicology. He has published over 300 research papers, review articles, and meeting abstracts. He served as an expert in many review panels of grant funding agencies, and served as the peer reviewer for more than 50 international journals.