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Huarong Wang.

Associate Professor and Visiting ScholarThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Campbell Hall 202D

Research Interests: Road traffic safety and impact mechanism for children and adolescents


  • B.S., Hunan University of Science and Technology, China, Educational Psychology
  • M.A., Nanjing Normal University, China, Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Ph.D., Nanjing Normal University, China, Developmental and Educational Psychology

I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Xiangtan city, Hunan province, China, in 2003 under the supervision of Proffessor Mengxi Chen (educational psychology in primary and secondary schools), and a Master’s degree in 2006 and Ph.D. in 2015 from Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing city, Jiangsu province, China, under Dr. Dingliang Tan (child development, psychology and education).


My research interest lies in studying the development of children’s pedestrian skills and its impact on child pedestrian safety. Current research projects include:

  1. Study of cognitive factors such as visual perception and risk perception that influence children’s pedestrian behavior.
  2. The influence of personality factors on the decision-making of children in pedestrian settings.
  3. Exploration of effective methods to educate children in traffic safety.

I am currently a visiting scholar in the UAB Psychology Department, conducting research and collaborating on child pedestrian safety topics in the UAB Youth Safety Lab under Dr. David Schwebel.