Virginia Wang, PhD

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor in Medicine
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Campus mail 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-1793
Email address virginia.wang@duke.edu

Dr. Virginia Wang is an Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences and Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and Core Faculty in the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. She is also a Core Investigator in the Health Services Research Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation at the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Dr. Wang received her PhD in Health Policy and Management, with a focus on organizational behavior. Her research examines organizational influences and policy on the provision of health services, provider strategy and performance, care coordination, and outcomes for patients with complex chronic disease.

Dr. Wang’s research has been supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health.

Areas of expertise:  health services research, organizational behavior, health policy, implementation and program evaluation

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2008

Publications

O’Hare, Ann M., Catherine R. Butler, Ryan J. Laundry, Whitney Showalter, Jeffrey Todd-Stenberg, Pam Green, Paul L. Hebert, et al. “Implications of Cross-System Use Among US Veterans With Advanced Kidney Disease in the Era of the MISSION Act: A Qualitative Study of Health Care Records.” Jama Intern Med, May 16, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1379.

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35576068
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Golla, Vishnukamal, Nancy M. Allen Lapointe, Mina Silberberg, Virginia Wang, Trevor A. Lentz, Deborah R. Kaye, Corinna Sorenson, Robert Saunders, and Brystana G. Kaufman. “Improving health equity for older people with serious illness through value based payment reform.” J Am Geriatr Soc, April 27, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17815.

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Bowling, C Barrett, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Battista Smith, Heather E. Whitson, Nicole DePasquale, Virginia Wang, Matthew L. Maciejewski, and Maren K. Olsen. “Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Social Distancing Among Older Adults With Kidney Disease.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 77, no. 4 (April 1, 2022): e133–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab211.

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Bruening, Rebecca A., Nina Sperber, Virginia Wang, Elizabeth Mahanna, Ashley Choate, Matthew Tucker, Leah L. Zullig, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Kelli D. Allen, and Susan N. Hastings. “Self-Organization of Interprofessional Staff to Improve Mobility of Hospitalized Patients with STRIDE: a Complexity Science-Informed Qualitative Study.” J Gen Intern Med, March 22, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-022-07482-9.

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35319083
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Thorsness, Rebecca, Virginia Wang, Rachel E. Patzer, Kelsey Drewry, Vincent Mor, Momotazur Rahman, and Amal N. Trivedi. “Association of Social Risk Factors With Home Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Rates in Dialysis Facilities.” Jama 326, no. 22 (December 14, 2021): 2323–25. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.18372.

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Hughes, Jaime M., John T. Bartle, Ashley L. Choate, Elizabeth P. Mahanna, Cassie L. Meyer, Matthew C. Tucker, Virginia Wang, Kelli D. Allen, Courtney H. Van Houtven, and Susan Nicole Hastings. “Walking All over COVID-19: The Rapid Development of STRIDE in Your Room, an Innovative Approach to Enhance a Hospital-Based Walking Program during the Pandemic.” Geriatrics (Basel) 6, no. 4 (November 10, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics6040109.

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Sloan, Caroline E., Cynthia J. Coffman, Linda L. Sanders, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Shoou-Yih D. Lee, Richard A. Hirth, and Virginia Wang. “Trends in Regional Supply of Peritoneal Dialysis in an Era of Health Reform, 2006 to 2013.” Med Care Res Rev 78, no. 3 (June 2021): 281–90. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558720910633.

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Shaw, B. I., M. L. Samoylova, V. Wang, Risoli T. Jr, S. Peskoe, K. Caddell, and L. M. McElroy. “The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Insurance Status, Waitlist, and Transplant Outcomes in Liver Transplantation.” In American Journal of Transplantation, 21:349–349, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

Boucher, N. A., L. L. Zullig, M. Shepherd-Banigan, K. P. Decosimo, J. Dadolf, A. Choate, E. P. Mahanna, et al. “Replicating an effective VA program to train and support family caregivers: a hybrid type III effectiveness-implementation design.” Bmc Health Serv Res 21, no. 1 (May 6, 2021): 430. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06448-7.

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