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Emily Wang

Emily Wang, MD, MA

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

Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on promoting health equity for individuals and communities affected by mass incarceration, especially through designing prison and community-based interventions which focus on community assets. She has developed expertise in training former prisoners to become community health workers and researchers. She is Co-Founder of the Transitions Clinic Network, a consortium of 25 community health centers nationwide dedicated to caring for recently released prisoners and defining best practices for the health care of these individuals. In 2012, this network was awarded the CMS Innovation Award to provide care to over 2,000 high-risk, high-cost patients returning from prison and to train and employ former prisoners as community health workers. Dr. Wang is the PI on an NHLBI-funded project to study cardiovascular outcomes in patients with a history of incarceration and PI on an NIMHD-fudned project to study how community members can mitigate the community impacts of gun violence.