Guanghai Wang

Clinical Psychologist and Sleep Specialist
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., US
M.A. Clinical Psychology
Shenzhen University, China

Dr. Wang received his M.A. in applied psychology (mental health) from Shenzhen University. He went on to East China Normal University where he completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. During this time, he also did a stint in Washington, D.C. as a joint Ph.D. student studying pediatric sleep medicine.

Dr. Wang specializes in clinical psychology and sleep medicine, and is highly active in these fields. He is the secretary of the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Committee, as well as a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Shanghai Clinical Psychology, the Psychological Consultation Supervision Committee, and the Foreign Exchange Committee in the Chinese Medicine Association. In addition, he has published more than 30 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Wang is also an associate professor at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. In his previous capacity as a research assistant there, he investigated the relationship between sleep, socio-cognitive development, and mental health in children and adolescents, as well as influencing factors and mechanisms. This supplements his role at ELG, which is to provide sleep and psychological counseling services to children and families facing a wide range of sleep and mental health problems.

His studies, research, and clinical experience in the field of pediatric sleep medicine and clinical psychology enable him to provide professional, evidence-based assistance to children and families at ELG. Furthermore, his academic and clinical experiences in both China and the US impart him a multicultural perspective to his clinical practice.

As part of the ELG team, Dr. Wang strives to provide the most effective services to children and families by collaborating with colleagues from different professional backgrounds. He understands how crucial sleep is to mental health and quality of life, and feels fortunate to be able to help children and families with his work.


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