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  • Dr. Peizhong Peter Wang, M.D., Ph.D


Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s; Adjunct Professor, Tianjin Medical University, China; Visiting Professor, Wenzhou Medical College, Zhejiang, China


Division of Community Health and Humanities; Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland; School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China

Research Interests:

Cancer Epidemiology, Aging, Disability, Health Survey, and Statistical Modeling.

Dr. Wang graduated in Medicine from Tianjin Medical University and received his PhD in Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. His main areas of research include epidemiology of cancer, musculoskeletal diseases and disability, immigrant health, and statistical modeling.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Wang is a BHCRI Senior Scientist and has served as a CRTP supervisor.


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Room 2850, Health Science Centre, 300 Prince Philips Drive, St. John’s, NL, A1B3V6.


Sun ZY, L Liu,  Zhao J, Roebothan B, Buehler S, Wang PP. Association of selected micronutrient intakes with colorectal cancer risk: results from a large population-based case-control study in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.  BMC Nutrition, (Revision submitted, February 2012, PI).

Sikdar KC, Dowden J, Alaghehbandan R, MacDonald D, Wang PP, Gadag V. Adverse Drug Reactions in Elderly Hospitalized Patients: A 12-year Population-based Retrospective Cohort Study. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2011. (Accepted, Dec 2011)

Zhao JH,  Zhu Y, Wang PP, Robson P, Halfyard B, West R, Buehler S, Sun ZY, Squires J,  Roebothan B, Campbell P, McLaughlin J, Parfrey P.  Association between Alcohol Intake and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Overall and by Cigarette Smoking and Obesity, BMC Public Health 2012, 12:94 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-94 (PI).

Sang ZN, Wang PP, Yao ZX, Shen J, Halfyard B, Tan L, Zhao N, Tang Y, Gao S, Tan J, Liu JY, Chen ZP, Zhang WQ. The exploration of the safe iodine intake level in euthyroid Chinese adults: a randomized double-blind trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2012, 95(2):367-73.

Liu JJ, Zhang S, Hao X, Xie J, Zhao J, Wang J, Liu L, Wang PP, and Zhang J. Breast-Conserving Surgery versus modified radical mastectomy: socioeconomic status determines who receives what – results from case-control study in China. Cancer Epidemiol, 2012; 36(1):89-93 (Co-corresponding)

Qi XY, Sun J, Wang J, Wang PP, Jia ZL, Wu TY, Wang JH, Murphy M, and  Xu WL  Latent autoimmune diabetes and the associated factors -- a population based epidemiological study in China, Diabetes Care, 2011:34:66-70

Sun ZY,  Wang PP, Roebothan B, Buehler S, Zhao J, Zhu Y, Cotterchio M, Younghusband B, Dicks E., Mclaughlin J and Parfrey J. Calcium and Vitamin D and risk of Colorectal Cancer: results from a large population-based case-control study in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. Can J Public Health, 2011; 102:382-9. (PI)

Myles A, Mugford G, Zhao J, Krahn M, and Wang PP. Physicians’ attitudes and practice towards treating injection drug users with hepatitis C – results from a national specialist survey in Canada.  Can J Gastroenterol, 2011; 25:135-139. (PI)

Zhao JH, Halfyard H, West, Buehler S, Roebothan, Buehler, Sun ZY, Cotterchio M, Younghusband, Squires J, McLaughlin J, Parfrey P, Wang PP.  Tobacco Smoking and Colorectal Cancer: A population-based Case-Control Study in Newfoundland and Labrador. Can J Public Health, 2010; 101:281-289. (PI)

Sikdar KC, Wang PP, MacDonald D, and Gadag VG. Diabetes and Its Impact on Health-related Quality of Life: A Life Table Analysis, Qual Life Res, 2010; 19:781-7.



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