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Paul H. Wise

Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH

Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society
CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member
CDDRL and CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member

CHP/PCOR
Stanford University
117 Encina Commons
Stanford, CA 94305-6019

(650) 725-5645 (voice)
(650) 723-1919 (fax)

Research Interests

children's health policy; disparities in health outcomes by race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status; the impact of medical technologies on disparities in healthcare treatment and outcomes

Bio

Dr. Wise is the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Dr. Wise is also a Senior Fellow in the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and Cooperation, in the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. He is also co-Director of the March of Dimes Center for Prematurity Research at Stanford University.

Dr. Wise received his A.B. degree summa cum laude in Latin American Studies and his M.D. degree from Cornell University, a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and did his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital in Boston.  His former positions include Director of Emergency and Primary Care Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of the Harvard Institute for Reproductive and Child Health, and Vice-Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  He served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General, Chair of the Steering Committee of the NIH Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research, and currently is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. 

Dr. Wise’s research focuses on health inequalities, child health policy, and global child health.   He leads a multidisciplinary initiative, Children in Crisis, which is directed at integrating expertise in political science, security, and health services in areas of civil conflict and unstable governance.

Stanford Affiliations

Pediatrics