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Emily Wang

Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Health Justice Lab; Co-Founder, Transitions Clinic Network

Emily 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 are impacted by mass incarceration. The Lab has received continual funding by the National Institutes of Health 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. 

Emily has cared for thousands of individuals recently released from prison and is Co-Founder of the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN), a growing consortium of 23 community health centers nationwide dedicated to caring for recently released prisoners by employing individuals with a history of incarceration as community health workers. Emily 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.
 
Emily has a BA from Harvard University, an MD from Duke University, and a MAS from the University of California, San Francisco.