Emily Wang, MD, MAS
Photo: Emily Ai-hua Wang



Elected 2022

Dr. Wang is a professor in the Yale School of Medicine and Public Health and directs the 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 prevent and 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 50 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 serves on the World Health Organization Health In Prisons Programme Steering Committee and co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on “Decarcerating Correctional Facilities During COVID-19: Advancing Health, Equity, and Safety (2020).” 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.

Honors / awards

National Academy of Medicine (2023)