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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

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • PO Box 208056

    333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8056

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Emily Wang is an associate professor in the Yale School of Medicine and directs the new SEICHE Center for Health and Justice. The SEICHE Center is a collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School working to stimulate community transformation by identifying the legal, policy, and practice levers that can improve the health of individuals and communities impacted by mass incarceration. She leads the Health Justice Lab research program, which receives National Institutes of Health funding to investigate how incarceration influences chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and opioid use disorder, and uses a participatory approach to study interventions which mitigate the impacts of incarceration. As an internist, she has cared for thousands of individuals with a history of incarceration and is co-founder of the Transitions Clinic Network, a consortium of 40 community health centers nationwide dedicated to caring for individuals recently released from correctional facilities by employing community health workers with histories of incarceration. 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 an 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

Departments & Organizations