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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, Department of Biostatistics
Center for Integrative Medicine
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

cardiac function, communication/speech/hearing, diabetes, epidemiology, fitness/physical, neurosciences/behavior, obesity, prevention, statistics/mathematics, surgery/trauma/burns/trauma

Contact Information

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

Email: wlang@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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

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,. Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(1):131-140.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jakicic JM, Egan CM, Fabricatore AN, Gaussoin SA, Glasser SP, Hesson LA, Knowler WC, Lang W, Regensteiner JG, Ribisl PM, Ryan DH. 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. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(5):1297-1303.

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

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,. FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(12):1545-1552.

Sandberg JC, Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Altizer KP, Quandt SA, Nguyen HT, Bell RA, Lang W, Arcury TA. Older adults' use of care strategies in response to general and upper respiratory symptoms. J Appl Gerontol. 2013;():.

Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Sandberg JC, Neiberg RH, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA. Use of complementary therapies for health promotion among older adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2013;():.

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

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,. Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the Look AHEAD trial. Clin Trials. 2012;9(1):80-89.

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

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

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,. One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(4):783-793.

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,. 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. J Bone Miner Res. 2012;27(3):619-627.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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,. Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in type 2 diabetes: findings from the Look AHEAD study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011;31(7):1689-1695.

Belalcazar LM, Haffner SM, Lang W, Hoogeveen RC, Balasubramanyam A, Schwenke DC, Pi-Sunyer FX, Tracy RP, Ballantyne CM. 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]. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl 1):A15103.

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

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

Nguyen HT, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Walkup M, Arcury TA. Effects of complementary therapy on health in a national U.S. sample of older adults. J Altern Complement Med. 2010;16(7):701-706.

Goodpaster BH, DeLany JP, Otto AD, Kuller L, Vockley J, South-Paul JE, Thomas SB, Brown J, McTigue K, Lang W, et al. Effects of diet and physical activity interventions on weight loss and cardiometabolic risk factors in severely obese adults: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2010;304(16):1795-1802.

Jakicic JM, Gregg E, Knowler W, Kelley DE, Lang W, Miller GD, Pi-Sunyer FX, Rejeski WJ, Ribisl P, Walkup MP, et al. Activity patterns of obese adults with type 2 diabetes in the look AHEAD study. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42(11):1995-2005.

Arcury TA, Neiberg R, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Lang W, Nguyen H, Quandt S. Using daily diaries to document use of complementary and other therapies for specific symptoms among rural older adults: study design and illustrative results [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2010;50(Suppl 1):198.

Williamson DA, Rejeski J, Lang W, Van Dorsten B, Fabricatore AN, Toledo K. Impact of a weight management program on health-related quality of life in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(2):163-171.

Espeland MA, Bray GA, Neiberg R, Rejeski WJ, Knowler WC, Lang W, Cheskin LJ, Williamson D, Lewis B, Wing R. Describing patterns of weight changes using principal components analysis: results from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) Research Group. Ann Epidemiol. 2009;19(10):701-710.


Carroll CL, Lang W, Snively B, Feldman SR, Callen J, Jorizzo JL. Development and validation of the dermatomyositis skin severity index. Br J Dermatol. 2008;158(2):345-350.

Whitt-Glover MC, Hogan PE, Lang W, Heil DP. Pilot study of a faith-based physical activity program among sedentary blacks. Prev Chronic Dis. 2008;5(2):article 51.

Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Neiberg R, Lang W, Bell RA, Arcury TA. Age-related differences in the conventional health care-complementary and alternative medicine link. Am J Health Behav. 2008;32(6):650-663.

Jakicic JM, Marcus BH, Lang W, Janney C. Effect of exercise on 24-month weight loss maintenance in overweight women. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(14):1550-1559.

Arcury T, Altizer K, Grzywacz J, Stoller E, Chapman C, Bell R, Lang W, Quandt S. CAM and health self-management among rural older adults: a typology [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2008;48(Special Issue 3):615.

Grzywacz JG, Kuerken CK, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Bell RA, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. Age, ethnicity, and use of complementary and alternative medicine in health self-management. J Health Soc Behav. 2007;48(1):84-98.

Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Bell RA, Neiberg RH, Lang W, Quandt SA. Herbal remedy use as health self-management among older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2007;62B(2):S142-S149.

Ribisl PM, Lang W, Jaramillo SA, Jakicic JM, Stewart KJ, Bahnson J, Bright R, Curtis JF, Crow RS, Soberman JE. Exercise capacity and cardiovascular/metabolic characteristics of overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes: the Look AHEAD Study. Diabetes Care. 2007;30(10):2679-2684.

Phelan S, Roberts M, Lang W, Wing RR. Empirical evaluation of physical activity recommendations for weight control in women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39(10):1832-1836.

Wing RR, Jakicic J, Nieberg R, Lang W, Blair SN, Cooper L, Hill JO, Johnson KC, Lewis CE. Fitness, fatness, and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes: Look AHEAD study. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39(12):2107-2116.

Rejeski WJ, Lang W, Neiberg RH, Van Dorsten B, Foster GD, Maciejewski ML, Rubin R, Williamson DF. Correlates of health-related quality of life in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes. Obesity. 2006;14(5):870-873.

Bell RA, Suerken CK, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults with diabetes in the United States. Altern Ther Health Med. 2006;12(5):16-22.

Espeland MA, Bahnson J, Wagenknecht, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Lang W, Bertoni A, Vitolins M, Miller G, Ribisl P, Dotson K, Hodges A, Hogan P, et al. The Look AHEAD Study: a description of the lifestyle intervention and the evidence supporting it. Obesity. 2006;14(5):737-752.

Bell RA, Suerken CK, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. CAM use among older adults age 65 or older with hypertension in the United States: general use and disease treatment. J Altern Complement Med. 2006;12(9):903-909.

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