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Emily Wang, MD, MA

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Co-Director, Center for Research Engagement, Internal Medicine

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Emily Wang, MD, MA

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Mailing Address

  • PO Box 208056

    333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8056

    United States



Dr. Emily Wang, MD, MAS, is an Associate Professor in the Yale School of Medicine and directs the Health Justice Lab. The Health Justice Lab is a collaborative, innovative, interdisciplinary team focused on improving the health of individuals and communities who have been affected by mass incarceration. The Lab has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Innovation for studies ranging from the epidemiology of incarceration and cardiovascular health to mitigating the community impact of gun violence using a participatory approach and assets based framework. Dr. Wang has cared for thousands of individuals with a history of incarceration and is Co-Founder of the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN), a growing consortium of 30 community health centers nationwide dedicated to caring for individuals recently released from correctional facilities by employing individuals with a history of incarceration as community health workers. Dr. Wang has served on the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine’s Health and Incarceration Workshop, Means of Violence Workshop, and the Steering Committee on Improving Collection of Indicators of Criminal Justice System Involvement in Population Health Data Programs. Her work been published in the Lancet, JAMA, American Journal of Public Health, and Health Affairs, and showcased in national outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, and CNN. Dr. Wang has a AB from Harvard University, an MD from Duke University, and a MAS from the University of California, San Francisco.

Education & Training

  • MA
    University of California, San Francisco (2008)
  • MD
    Duke University Medical Center (2003)
  • AB
    Harvard University (1997)
  • Resident
    University of California- San Francisco
  • Intern
    University of California
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2006, recertified: 2017)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Workshop on Improving Collection of Indicators of Criminal Justice System Involvement in Population Health Data ProgramsSteering Committee, Institute of Medicine2016
Plenary SpeakerAcademic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2016
Member, Workshop on Means of ViolenceInstitute of Medicine2014
Member, Workshop on Health and IncarcerationInstitute of Medicine, National Academy of Science2012
Junior Researcher AwardAcademic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2010

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