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Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH   Download vCard
Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member; CDDRL and CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member

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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

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Paul Wise is the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.  He is Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention and a core faculty of the Centers for Health Policy and Primary Care Outcomes Research, at Stanford University.

Dr. Wise received his A.B. degree summa cum laude 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 serving as the Director of Emergency and Primary Care Services at the Children's Hospital, Boston, Director of the Harvard Institute for Reproductive and Child Health at Harvard Medical School, and Special Assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General.  Prior to moving to Stanford University, Dr. Wise was Vice-Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the academic and research base of Partners in Health.

Dr. Wise's research focuses on U.S and international child health policy, particularly the provision of technical innovation in resource-poor areas of the world.  Dr. Wise has worked extensively in international settings and served as Chair of the Steering Committee of the NIH Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research between 2000 and 2006.  Dr. Wise currently serves on the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society.

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How Can We Improve Children's Health?
Paul Wise, a Stanford School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, said children's care isn't only unreliable, but also often slow to adapt to changing trends in illnesses. "We need to change the way we're doing things," he said.
June 21, 2011 in

Child malnutrition caused by more than lack of food
The study underscores the fact that childhood malnutrition is not only about food, said study co-author Paul Wise, MD, MPH, FAAP, who created a program at Stanford University in California called Children in Crisis to improve health care to children living in politically unstable regions. "While this study documents the terrible toll of poverty on child health, it also emphasizes the interaction between the child, infections, community life and the exercise of political power."
May 1, 2011 in EurekAlert (press release)

Professor Snapshot: Paul Wise
The Daily e-mailed faculty a short questionnaire that strayed beyond their work at Stanford. Here is a glimpse into the personalities behind your professors ...
October 6, 2010 in The Stanford Daily

$12.7 Million Grant for Study of Childhood Obesity Treatment
By Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ( - In a new effort to combat childhood obesity, the National Institutes ...
September 18, 2010 in

For Parents of Uninsured Kids, a Little Help Goes a Long Way
... kids to get health insurance," said Paul Wise, a professor of child health and society at Stanford University who is familiar with the review findings.
August 7, 2010 in Health Behavior News Service

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