Emily Wang, MD, MAS
Dr. Emily Wang, 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 25 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. As Director of the SEICHE Center for Health and Justice Dr. Wang leads the initiative with focus on identifying and applying strategies to improve the health of individuals impacted by 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 a BA from Harvard University, an MD from Duke University, and a MAS from the University of California, San Francisco.