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Karen Wang, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Health Informatics)



Dr. Wang is an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine and core faculty at the Equity Research and Innovation Center and Yale Center for Medical Informatics. Her work is at the intersection of health equity, informatics, and data justice with a focus in optimizing health and health-related information, data, and technology for communities that have been marginalized. Her research goal is to improve the health of communities that have been marginalized by engaging them in the collection and use of health data and improving the quality of social and structural determinants of health data, such as race, ethnicity, and residential address.

She leverages a participatory approach to center communities in the design, collection, (re-) use of their health data; understand communities' information and technology needs, improve information resources, and accelerate the dissemination of useful data back to communities, from electronic health record data to research study data.

Education & Training

  • Post-doctoral fellow
    Yale/VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2016)
  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Post-doctoral fellow
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (2012)
  • Resident
    Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2007)
  • MD
    Baylor College of Medicine (2004)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics (2017)

Departments & Organizations