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Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society

Paul Wise

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society
Stanford University School of Medicine

Paul 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. He is also co-director of the March of Dimes Center for Prematurity Research at Stanford University.

Dr. Wise received AB and MD degrees from Cornell University and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital in Boston.  He formerly served as the director of emergency and primary care services at Boston Children’s Hospital, the director of the Harvard Institute for Reproductive and Child Health, and the vice-chief of the division of social medicine and health inequalities at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He also served as a special assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General, the chair of the steering committee of the NIH Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research. He is currently 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.

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