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, 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
  2. 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.
  3. Wang FL, Chassin L, Bates JE, Dick D, Lansford J, Pettit GS & Dodge KA. (2018). Serotonin functioning and adolescents alcohol use: A genetically informed study examining mechanisms of risk. Development and Psychopathology, 30(1):213-233. doi: 10.1017/S095457941700058X
  4. Wang FL, Pandika D, Chassin L, Lee M & King K. (2016). Testing the relations among family disorganization, delay discounting and adolescent alcohol use: A genetically-informed study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(4), 846-856. doi: 10.1111/acer.12999
  5. Wang FL, Chassin L, Eisenberg N & Spinrad T. (2015). Effortful control and adolescent antisocial/aggressive behaviors and depressive symptoms: Co-occurrence and moderation by impulsivity. Child Development, 86(6), 1812-1829. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12406

Clinical Interests

Substance use disorders

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Undergraduate/medical student education; Resident education