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


Gooden, T, Wang, J, Zemedikun, D, Taylor, S, Greenfield, S, Manaseki-Holland, S, Nirantharakumar, K & Thomas, GN 2022, 'A matched cohort study investigating premature, accentuated and accelerated aging in people living with HIV', HIV Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/hiv.13375

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

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

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 2021, '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. 2021, jiab420, pp. 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab420

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

Haroon, S, Subramanian, A, Cooper, J, Anand, A, Gokhale, K, Byrne, N, Dhalla , S, Acosta-Mena , D, Taverner, T, Okoth, K, Wang, J, Chandan, J, Sainsbury, C, Zemedikun, D, Thomas, GN, Parekh, D, Marshall, T, Sapey, E, Adderley, N & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors and susceptibility to COVID-19 in patients with hypertension: a propensity score-matched cohort study in primary care', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 21, no. 1, 262. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-05951-w

Okoth, K, Wang, J, Zemedikun, D, Thomas, GN, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, N 2021, 'Risk of cardiovascular outcomes among women with endometriosis in the United Kingdom: a retrospective matched cohort study', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 2021, no. 00, pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16692

Gokhale, K, Mostafa, SA, Wang, J, Tahrani, A, Sainsbury, C, Toulis, K, Thomas, GN, Hassan-Smith, Z, Sapey, E, Gallier, S, Adderley, N, Narendran, P, Bellary, S, Taverner, T, Ghosh, S, Nirantharakumar, K & Hanif, W 2021, 'The clinical profile and associated mortality in people with and without diabetes with Coronavirus disease 2019 on admission to acute hospital services', Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. https://doi.org/10.1002/edm2.309

Wang, J, Shen, S, Price, M, Lu, J, Sumilo, D, Kuang, Y, Manolopoulos, K, Xia, H, Qiu, X, Cheng, KK & Nirantharakumar, K 2020, 'Glucose, insulin, and lipids in cord blood of neonates and their association with birthweight: differential metabolic risk of large-for-gestational-age and small-for-gestational-age babies', The Journal of pediatrics.

Sainsbury, C, Wang, J, Gokhale, K, Acosta-Mena , D, Dhalla , S, Byne , N, Chandan, J, Anand, A, Cooper, J, Okoth, K, Subramanian, A, Bangnash, M, Taverner, T, Hanif, W, Ghosh, S, Narendran, P, Cheng, KK, Marshall, T, Gkoutos, G, Toulis, K, Thomas, GN, Tahrani, A, Adderley, N, Haroon, S & Nirantharakumar, K 2020, 'Sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2 inhibitors and susceptibility to COVID-19: a population-based retrospective cohort study', Diabetes, obesity & metabolism, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 263-269. https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.14203

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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