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Wei Lang, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Wei Lang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1006 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: wlang@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • B.S., Non Medical School-China, 1989
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2000

Memberships

  • Obesity Society
  • Am Statistical Assoc
  • Biometric Society
  • Institute Of Mathematical Stat
Wei Lang, Ph.D.

Wei Lang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biostatistical Sciences
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

Complementary Therapies; Weight Loss; Obesity; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Exercise
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1006 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: wlang@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Physical activity states of preschool-aged Latino children in farmworker families: predictive factors and relationship with BMI percentile. Ip EH, Saldana S, Trejo G, Marshall SA, Suerken CK, Lang W, Arcury TA, Quandt SA.. J Phys Act Health. 2016;13(7):726-732.

Innovative self-regulation strategies to reduce weight gain in young adults: the Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) randomized clinical trial. Wing RR, Tate DF, Espeland MA, Lewis CE, LaRose JG, Gorin AA, Bahnson J, Perdue LH, Hatley KE, Ferguson E, Garcia KR, Lang W.. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(6):755-762.

The effect of self-efficacy on behavior and weight in a behavioral weight-loss intervention. Nezami BT, Lang W, Jakicic JM, Davis KK, Polzien K, Rickman AD, Hatley KE, Tate DF.. Health Psychol. 2016;35(7):714-722.

Older adults' use of care strategies in response to general and upper respiratory symptoms. Sandberg JC, Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Altizer KP, Quandt SA, Nguyen HT, Bell RA, Lang W, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(3):NP41-61.

Use of complementary therapies for health promotion among older adults. Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Sandberg JC, Neiberg RH, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(5):552-572.

Time-based physical activity interventions for weight loss: a randomized trial. Jakicic JM, Rickman AD, Lang W, Davis KK, Gibbs BB, Neiberg R, Marcus MD.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015;47(5):1061-1069.

Work safety climate, personal protection use, and injuries among Latino residential roofers. Arcury TA, Summers P, Rushing J, Grzywacz JG, Mora DC, Quandt SA, Lang W, Mills TH III.. Am J Ind Med. 2015;58(1):69-76.

Improving adiponectin levels in individuals with diabetes and obesity: insights from Look AHEAD. Belalcazar LM, Lang W, Haffner SM, Schwenke DC, Kriska A, Balasubramanyam A, Hoogeveen RC, Pi-Sunyer FX, Tracy RP, Ballantyne CM, Espeland MA, et al.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(8):1544-1550.

Three-year outcomes of bariatric surgery vs lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes mellitus treatment: a randomized clinical trial. Courcoulas AP, Belle SH, Neiberg RH, Pierson SK, Eagleton JK, Kalarchian MA, DeLany JP, Lang W, Jakicic JM.. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(10):931-940.

Racial differences in weight loss among adults in a behavioral weight loss intervention: role of diet and physical activity. Davis KK, Tate DF, Lang W, Neiberg RH, Polzien K, Rickman AD, Erickson K, Jakicic JM.. J Phys Act Health. 2015;12(12):1558-1566.

Self-reported sleep difficulties and self-care strategies among rural older adults. Sandberg JC, Suerken CK, Quandt SA, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Lang W, Nguyen HT, Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA.. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2014;19(1):36-42.

Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Fitzpatrick SL, Jeffery R, Johnson KC, Roche CC, Van Dorsten B, Gee M, Dotson K, Walkup MP, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht LE, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni AG, Lang W, Lawlor MS, Lefkowitz D, Miller GD, Reynolds PS, Ribisl PM,.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(1):131-140.

Relationship between nonprescribed therapy use for illness prevention and health promotion and health-related quality of life. Altizer KP, Nguyen HT, Neiberg RH, Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. J Appl Gerontol. 2014;33(4):456-473.

Surgical vs medical treatments for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized clinical trial. Courcoulas AP, Goodpaster BH, Eagleton JK, Belle SH, Kalarchian MA, Lang W, Toledo FG, Jakicic JM.. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):707-715.

The impact of mindful eating behaviors on weight loss in overweight and obese adults [abstract]. Davis KK, Tate D, Gibbs BB, Lang W, Polzien K, Erickson K, Rickman AD, Jakicic J.. Ann Behav Med. 2014;47(Suppl 1):S231.

Weight loss and maintenance in participants with and without children in a behavioral weight loss intervention [abstract]. Nezami BT, Davis K, Polzien K, Erickson KE, Rickman AD, Lang W, Jakicic JM, Tate DF.. Ann Behav Med. 2014;47(Suppl 1):S267.

Dose and pattern of objectively measured physical activity: association with long-term weight loss [abstract]. Jakicic JM, Tate DF, Davis KK, Polzien K, Erickson KE, Rickman AD, Neiberg R, Lang W.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(5 Suppl 1):16.

Fiber intake and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 in type 2 diabetes: Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial findings at baseline and year 1. Belalcazar LM, Anderson AM, Lang W, Schwenke DC, Haffner SM, Yatsuya H, Rushing J, Vitolins MZ, Reeves R, Pi-Sunyer FX, Tracy RP, Ballantyne CM, Espeland M, et al.. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(11):1800-1810.

Objective physical activity and weight loss in adults: the step-up randomized clinical trial. Jakicic JM, Tate DF, Lang W, Davis KK, Polzien K, Neiberg RH, Rickman AD, Erickson K.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(11):2284-2292.

Feasibility of interactive voice response methods in health behavior research with immigrant Latinos. Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Marin A, Summers P, Lang W, Mills T, Evia C, Rushing J, Arcury TA.. Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(2):238-247.

Patterns of complementary therapy use for symptom management for older rural adults with diabetes. Bell RA, Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Neiberg R, Altizer KP, Lang W, Arcury TA.. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2013;18(2):93-99.

Medical skepticism and complementary therapy use among older rural African-Americans and Whites. Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Neiberg R, Lang W, Nguyen H, Altizer KP, Arcury TA.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(2):777-787.

Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: the Look AHEAD study. Miller GD, Jakicic JM, Rejeski WJ, Whit-Glover MC, Lang W, Walkup MP, Hodges ML.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21(1):32-44.

Four-year change in cardiorespiratory fitness and influence on glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes in a randomized trial: the Look AHEAD Trial. Jakicic JM, Egan CM, Fabricatore AN, Gaussoin SA, Glasser SP, Hesson LA, Knowler WC, Lang W, Regensteiner JG, Ribisl PM, Ryan DH.. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(5):1297-1303.

Lifestyle intervention and/or statins for the reduction of C-reactive protein in type 2 diabetes: from the Look AHEAD study. Belalcazar LM, Haffner SM, Lang W, Hoogeveen RC, Rushing J, Schwenke DC, Tracy RP, Pi-Sunyer FX, Kriska AM, Ballantyne CM.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21(5):944-950.

FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. McCaffery JM, Papandonatos GD, Huggins GS, Peter I, Kahn SE, Knowler WC, Hudnall GE, Lipkin EW, Kitabchi AE, Wagenknecht LE, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A,.. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(12):1545-1552.

Measuring differential beliefs in complementary therapy research: an exploration of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Beliefs Inventory (CAMBI). Grzywacz JG, Neiberg R, Quandt SA, Lang W, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. Complement Ther Med. 2012;20(1-2):54-60.

Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the Look AHEAD trial. Mount DL, Davis C, Kennedy B, Raatz S, Dotson K, Gary-Webb TL, Thomas S, Johnson KC, Espeland MA, Bahnson J, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Lang W, Bertoni A, Vitolins M, Miller G, Ribisl P, Hodges A,.. Clin Trials. 2012;9(1):80-89.

Older adults' self-management of daily symptoms: complementary therapies, self-care, and medical care. Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Nguyen H, Altizer K, Stoller EP, Bell RA, Quandt SA.. J Aging Health. 2012;24(4):569-597.

Daily symptom management practices for arthritis used by older adults. Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Altizer K, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. J Aging Health. 2012;24(4):598-615.

One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study. Faulconbridge LF, Wadden TA, Rubin RR, Wing RR, Walkup MP, Fabricatore AN, Coday M, Van Dorsten B, Mount DL, Ewing LJ, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D,.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(4):783-793.

Effect of 1 year of an intentional weight loss intervention on bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes: results from the Look AHEAD randomized trial. Schwartz AV, Johnson KC, Kahn SE, Shepherd JA, Nevitt MC, Peters AL, Walkup MP, Hodges A, Williams CC, Bray GA, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS,.. J Bone Miner Res. 2012;27(3):619-627.

A stepped-care behavioral weight loss intervention: 18-month results of an RCT [abstract]. Tate DF, Davis K, Polzien K, Erickson KE, Rickman AD, Lang W, Jakicic JM.. Ann Behav Med. 2012;43(Suppl 1):S137.

Effect of a stepped-care intervention approach on weight loss in adults: a randomized clinical trial. Jakicic JM, Tate DF, Lang W, Davis KK, Polzien K, Rickman AD, Erickson K, Neiberg RH, Finkelstein EA.. JAMA. 2012;307(24):2617-2626.

Employer provision of personal protective equipment to Latino workers in North Carolina residential construction. Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Mills T, Marin A, Summers P, Lang W, Evia C, Arcury TA.. New Solut. 2012;22(2):175-190.

Patterns of complementary therapy use among rural older adults with diabetes [abstract]. Bell R, Quandt S, Grzywacz J, Neiberg R, Lang W, Arcury T.. Diabetes. 2012;61(Suppl 1):A585.

Work safety climate and safety practices among immigrant Latino residential construction workers. Arcury TA, Mills T, Marin AJ, Summers P, Quandt SA, Rushing J, Lang W, Grzywacz JG.. Am J Ind Med. 2012;55(8):736-745.

The relationship between cognitive function and non-prescribed therapy use in older adults. Nguyen HT, Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Altizer K, Stoller EP, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. Aging Ment Health. 2012;16(5):648-658.

Occupational injury and work organization among immigrant Latino residential construction workers. Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Marin A, Summers P, Lang W, Mills T, Evia C, Rushing J, Donadio K, Arcury TA.. Am J Ind Med. 2012;55(8):698-706.

Adiponectin and the mediation of HDL-cholesterol change with improved lifestyle: the Look AHEAD Study. Belalcazar LM, Lang W, Haffner SM, Hoogeveen RC, Pi-Sunyer FX, Schwenke DC, Balasubramanyam A, Tracy RP, Kriska AP, Ballantyne CM.. J Lipid Res. 2012;53(12):2726-2733.

Lifestyle intervention improves heart rate recovery from exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes: results from the Look AHEAD study. Ribisl PM, Gaussoin SA, Lang W, Bahnson J, Connelly SA, Horton ES, Jakicic JM, Killean T, Kitzman DW, Knowler WC, Stewart KJ.. J Obes. 2012;2012():309196.

Daily use of complementary and other therapies for symptoms among older adults: study design and illustrative results. Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Nguyen HT, Altizer K, Stoller EP, Bell RA, Quandt SA.. J Aging Health. 2011;23(1):52-69.

Intensive lifestyle intervention improves physical function among obese adults with knee pain: findings from the Look AHEAD trial. Foy CG, Lewis CE, Hairston KG, Miller GD, Lang W, Jakicic JM, Rejeski WJ, Ribisl PM, Walkup MP, Wagenknecht LE.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(1):83-93.

The effect of physical activity on 18-month weight change in overweight adults. Jakicic JM, Otto AD, Lang W, Semler L, Winters C, Polzien K, Mohr KI.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(1):100-109.

Occurrence and co-occurrence of types of complementary and alternative medicine use by age, gender, ethnicity, and education among adults in the United States: the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Neiberg RH, Aickin M, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA, Bell RA, Arcury TA.. J Altern Complement Med. 2011;17(4):363-370.

Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. Wing RR, Lang W, Wadden TA, Safford M, Knowler WC, Bertoni AG, Hill JO, Brancati FL, Peters A, Wagenknecht L.. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(7):1481-1486.

Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in type 2 diabetes: findings from the Look AHEAD study. Belalcazar LM, Ballantyne CM, Lang W, Rushing J, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Ribisl P, Vitolins M, Booth M, Dotson KM, Hodges A, Williams CC,.. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011;31(7):1689-1695.

Total adiponectin and its high molecular weight oligomer are associated with the increase in HDL-cholesterol observed with improved lifestyle in obese diabetic persons: findings from the Look Ahead (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study [abstract]. Belalcazar LM, Haffner SM, Lang W, Hoogeveen RC, Balasubramanyam A, Schwenke DC, Pi-Sunyer FX, Tracy RP, Ballantyne CM.. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl 1):A15103.

'Exercise dependence'--a problem or natural result of high activity?. Phelan S, Bond DS, Lang W, Jordan D, Wing RR.. Am J Health Behav. 2011;35(6):726-733.

A lifestyle activity intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Berry MJ, Rejeski WJ, Miller ME, Adair NE, Lang W, Foy CG, Katula JA.. Respir Med. 2010;104(6):829-839.

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Assistant Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

Wei Lang, Ph.D.

Wei Lang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biostatistical Sciences
Translational Science Institute

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