Dr Jingya Wang

Dr Jingya Wang

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

IOEM Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Jingya is a research fellow working at the Institute of Applied Health Research.


  • PhD in epidemiology, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • MPH in Public Health, University of Birmingham, 2015
  • BSc in Health Laboratory Technology, Anhui Medical University, 2013


Jingya qualified with a BSc in Health Laboratory Technology in 2013. After completing her MPH at the University of Birmingham, she developed an interest in clinical epidemiology and research methods. In 2015, she was awarded the Li Siguang scholarship jointly by the University of Birmingham and China Scholarship Council for her Doctoral research at the University of Birmingham. Jingya completed her PhD in epidemiology at the University of Birmingham in 2019.


  • Public Health and Epidemiology small group undergraduate teaching MBChB
  • Practical Epidemiology and Statistics small group teaching postgraduate MPH
  • Health information and informatic small group teaching postgraduate MPH
  • Causality inference course development (team internal use only)


Research interests

Jingya's main research interests are:

  • Clinical epidemiology of endocrinology and cardiology
  • Causality inference
  • Pharmacoepidemiology


Current projects

Jingya is currently working across three different projects:

  • Global AF Reach Project
  • Optimal DM drug SR Project
  • Real World Evidence THIN-KINGROUP


Recent publications


Tan, L, Wang, Z, Okoth, K, Toulis, KA, Denniston, AK, Singh, BM, Crowe, FL, Sainsbury, C, Wang, J & Nirantharakumar, K 2024, 'Associations of antidiabetic drugs with diabetic retinopathy in people with type 2 diabetes: an umbrella review and meta-analysis', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 14, 1303238. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2023.1303238

Tan, L, Wang, J, Han, J, Sainsbury, C, Denniston, A, Crowe, F, Toulis, K, Nirantharakumar, K, Karamat, MA & Yao, M 2024, 'Socioeconomic Deprivation and the Risk of Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy (STDR): A Population-Based Cohort Study in the U.K.', Diabetes Care. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc23-1626

Wang, J, Nirantharakumar, K, Sainsbury, C, Moore, DJ, Sinclair, A, Thomas, GN, Hanif, W, Singh, M, Tan, L, Wang, Z, Simms-Williams, N, Yao, M, Gunathilaka, MN, Singh, P, Toulis, K, Tsapas, A, Coomar, D & Price, MJ 2024, 'The optimal second-line therapy for older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis using individual participant data (IPD)', Systematic Reviews, vol. 13, no. 1, 155. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-024-02558-5

Gooden, TE, Wang, J, Zemedikun, DT, Taylor, S, Greenfield, S, Manaseki-Holland, S, Nirantharakumar, K & Thomas, GN 2023, 'A matched cohort study investigating premature, accentuated and accelerated aging in people living with HIV', HIV Medicine, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 640-647. https://doi.org/10.1111/hiv.13375

Subramanian, A, Lee, SI, Hemali sudasinghe, SPB, Wambua, S, Phillips, K, Singh, M, Azcoaga-Lorenzo, A, Cockburn, N, Wang, J, Fagbamigbe, A, Usman, M, Damase-Michel, C, Yau, C, Kent, L, Mccowan, C, Oreilly, D, Santorelli, G, Hope, H, Kennedy, J, Mhereeg, M, Abel, KM, Eastwood, K, Black, M, Loane, M, Moss, N, Brophy, S, Brocklehurst, P, Dolk, H, Nelson-Piercy, C & Nirantharakumar, K 2023, 'Detection and evaluation of signals associated with exposure to individual and combination of medications in pregnancy: a signal detection study protocol', BMJ open, vol. 13, no. 10, e073162. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073162

Gooden, T, Wang, J, Goulart, AC, Varella, AC, Tai, M, Sheron, VA, Zhang, H, Zhong, J, Kumarendran, B, Nirantharakumar, K, Surenthirakumaran, R, Benseñor, IM, Guo, Y, Lip, G, Thomas, GN, Manaseki-Holland, S & Hao, W 2023, 'Generalisability of and lessons learned from a mixed-methods study conducted in three low- and middle-income countries to identify care pathways for atrial fibrillation', Global Health Action, vol. 16, no. 1, 2231763. https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2023.2231763

Wang, J, Kuang, Y, Shen, S, Price, MJ, Lu, J, Sattar, N, He, J, Pittavino, M, Xia, H, Thomas, GN, Qiu, X, Cheng, KK & Nirantharakumar, K 2022, 'Association of maternal lipid levels with birth weight and cord blood insulin: a Bayesian network analysis', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 12, e064122. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064122

Wang, Z, Hazlehurst, J, Subramanian, A, Tahrani, A, Hanif, W, Thomas, GN, Singh, P, Wang, J, Sainsbury, C, Nirantharakumar, K & Crowe, F 2022, 'Diabetic foot risk classification at the time of type 2 diabetes diagnosis and subsequent risk of mortality: a population-based cohort study', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 13, 888924. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2022.888924

Gooden, TE, Gardner, M, Wang, J, Jolly, K, Lane, DA, Benjamin, LA, Mwandumba, HC, Kandoole, V, Lwanga, IB, Taylor, S, Manaseki-Holland, S, Lip, GYH, Nirantharakumar, K & Thomas, GN 2022, 'Incidence of cardiometabolic diseases in people living with and without HIV in the UK: a population-based matched cohort study', The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 225, no. 8, jiab420, pp. 1348–1356. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab420

Gardner, MP, Wang, J, Hazlehurst, JM, Sainsbury, C, Blissett, J, Nirantharakumar, K, Thomas, N & Bellary, S 2022, 'Risk of progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes in a large UK adult cohort', Diabetic Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14996

Gooden, T, Gardner, M, Wang, J, Chandan, J, Beane, A, Haniffa, R, Taylor, S, Greenfield, S, Manaseki-Holland, S, Thomas, GN & Nirantharakumar, K 2022, 'The risk of mental illness in people living with HIV in the UK: a propensity-score matched cohort study', The Lancet HIV, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. e172-e181. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00319-2

Wang, J, Cooper, JM, Gokhale, K, Acosta-Mena, D, Dhalla, S, Byne, N, Chandan, JS, Anand, A, Okoth, K, Subramanian, A, Bangash, MN, Jackson, T, Zemedikun, D, Taverner, T, Hanif, W, Ghosh, S, Narendran, P, Toulis, KA, Tahrani, AA, Surenthirakumaran, R, Adderley, NJ, Haroon, S, Khunti, K, Sainsbury, C, Thomas, GN & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'Association of metformin with susceptibility to COVID-19 in people with type 2 diabetes', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 106, no. 5, dgab067, pp. 1255-1268. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab067

Chandan, J, Zemedikun, D, Thayakaran, R, Byrne, N, Dhalla , S, Acosta-Mena , D, Gokhale, K, Thomas, T, Sainsbury, C, Subramanian, A, Cooper, J, Anand, A, Okoth, K, Wang, J, Adderley, N, Taverner, T, Denniston, A, Lord, J, Thomas, GN, Buckley, C, Raza, K, Bhala, N, Nirantharakumar, K & Haroon, S 2021, 'Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and susceptibility to COVID‐19', Arthritis and Rheumatology, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 731-739. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.41593

Wang, J, Nirantharakumar, K, Gokhale, K, Tahrani, A, Taverner, T, Thomas, GN & Indranil, D 2021, 'Obesity without metabolic abnormality and incident CKD: a population-based British cohort study', American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 24-35.e1. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.05.008

Review article

Dretzke, J, Wang, J, Yao, M, Guan, N, Ling, M, Zhang, E, Mukherjee, D, Hall, J, Jowett, S, Mukherjee, R, Moore, DJ & Turner, AM 2022, 'Home non-invasive ventilation in COPD: a global systematic review', Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 237-251. https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0242

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