Jiahao Wang earned double bachelor’s degrees in medicine and economics, as well as a master’s degree in medicine, from Peking University in China. When he was a master’s student, he led several research projects to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and promote vaccine uptake among Chinese populations, as well as to inform national immunization programs through health economic evaluations.

His current research interests include the contextual (place-based) effects on health and human mobility (e.g., activity spaces). He is working with Dr. Genevieve Dunton to characterize and predict routine patterns of human behaviors and activities, especially health behaviors, using a time-geography framework and digital health technologies. He is also working with Dr. Daniel Hackman to examine the impact of neighborhoods on the health, wellbeing, and development of children and adolescents through the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study.

He is passionate about adopting interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies to solve public health problems and reduce health disparities.


2022 Master of Medicine, Social Medicine and Health Service Management, Peking University
2020 Bachelor of Medicine, Peking University
2020 Bachelor of Economics, Peking University

Major publications

  1. Wang J, Zhang H, Zhang H, Fang H. Public health impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in China: Comparison between private market provision and national immunization programs. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 2022 Dec 30;18(7):2090162.
  2. Wang J, Zhu H, Lai X, Zhang H, Huang Y, Feng H, Lyu Y, Jing R, Guo J, Fang H. From COVID-19 vaccination intention to actual vaccine uptake: A longitudinal study among Chinese adults after six months of a national vaccination campaign. Expert review of vaccines. 2022 Mar 4;21(3):385-95.
  3. Jing R, Fang H, Wang H, Wang J. The role of general attitudes and perceptions towards vaccination on the newly-developed vaccine: results from a survey on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in China. Frontiers in Psychology. 2022 May 31;13:841189.
  4. Wang J, Yuan B, Lu X, Liu X, Li L, Geng S, Zhang H, Lai X, Lyu Y, Feng H, Jing R. Willingness to accept COVID-19 vaccine among the elderly and the chronic disease population in China. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics. 2021 Dec 2;17(12):4873-88.
  5. Wang J, Lu X, Lai X, Lyu Y, Zhang H, Fenghuang Y, Jing R, Li L, Yu W, Fang H. The changing acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination in different epidemic phases in China: A longitudinal study. Vaccines. 2021 Feb 25;9(3):191.
  6. Wang J, Lyu Y, Zhang H, Jing R, Lai X, Feng H, Knoll MD, Fang H. Willingness to pay and financing preferences for COVID-19 vaccination in China. Vaccines. 2021 Apr 1;39(14):1968-76.
  7. Wang J, Jing R, Lai X, Zhang H, Lyu Y, Knoll MD, Fang H. Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination during the COVID-19 Pandemic in China. Vaccines. 2020 Aug 27;8(3):482.