Wei Yang Nutrition Grad Program

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Wei Yang, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor; Executive Director, Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluation and Statistics



Dr. Yang is a Professor and Lead, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health at the School of Community Health Sciences. He is also serving as the Executive Director of the Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluation and Statistics (CSES). CSES has over 50 year combined history at UNR as a leader of research design and surveys. With the recent merger of three prior research centers: Nevada Center for Health Statistics and Informatics (NCHSI), Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA), and the Center for Program Evaluation (CPE), CSES provides academic researchers and organizations with more comprehensive expertise in research and survey design, program evaluation, and statistical analysis.

Before joining UNR in 2007, Dr. Yang had impressive careers as a Physician and Clinical Epidemiologist in Occupational Medicine, and the Nevada State Chief Biostatistician and Director of the State Center for Health Data and Research at Nevada State Department of Health and Human Services.


Population-based risk behavior surveillances, maternal and child health epidemiology, environmental epidemiology and applied statistical methodology for clinical and translational researches.


  • Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.S., University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.D., Nanjing Medical College, China