Systems Change

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

This study describes the 1st-year effects of a Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support on four schools in impoverished communities in rural west Texas.

In this article, we describe purposes for data as part of the PBIS framework, and discuss adaptations to typical data sources and analyses that may be needed in secure care settings.

This article provides a rationale and guidelines for the adoption and implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) insecure juvenile justice settings, including benefits for youth and staff members.

From localized community evaluation to an advisory role as a member of the ALICE Research Committee for Texas, Dr. Wang's work includes data analysis and research centered on community well-being.


The Community Status Report project done in partnership with Lubbock Area United Way and other community stakeholders provides statistics related to health, safety, education and more for the area. In addition to local area statistics, there are comparisons to state and national statistics, along with trends over a period of years.

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. It represents a growing population—individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities like housing, food, and health care. Dr. Wang is a member of the ALICE Research Advisory Committee for Texas.