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Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH

  • Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society
  • Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Core Faculty, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
  • Affiliated faculty at the Center for International Security and Cooperation

Biography

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.

publications

Journal Articles
January 2021

Lancet Series on Women’s and Children’s Health in Conflict Settings

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Lancet Series on Women’s and Children’s Health in Conflict Settings
Working Papers
December 2018

CHOLERA IN YEMEN: A CASE STUDY OF EPIDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

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CHOLERA IN YEMEN: A CASE STUDY OF EPIDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Journal Articles
February 2018

The Mosul Trauma Response A Case Study

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The Mosul Trauma Response A Case Study

In The News

Paul Wise and Ukrainian families with child cancer patients
Q&As

Paul Wise in Poland to Help Child Cancer Patients Fleeing Ukraine

SHP's Paul Wise returns from Poland where he was helping coordinate the evacuation of child cancer patients from Ukraine in an effort to get them to appropriate medical care facilities in other countries.
Paul Wise in Poland to Help Child Cancer Patients Fleeing Ukraine
Adorable Girl with T-shirt "Future Leader"
Commentary

Adversity and Opportunity—The Pandemic’s Paradoxical Effect on Child Health and Well-Being

In this JAMA Pediatrics commentary, Paul Wise and Lisa Chamberlain write the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered emergency policy responses that have cut through years of muddled inaction on issues critical to child health and well-being.
Adversity and Opportunity—The Pandemic’s Paradoxical Effect on Child Health and Well-Being
Syrian Refugees sitting in front of tent
News

Tackling the Health of Women and Children in Global Conflict Settings

A new four-paper series in The Lancet exposes the far-reaching effects of modern warfare on women’s and children’s health. Stanford researchers, including SHP's Paul Wise and Eran Bendavid, have joined other academics and health-care experts in calling for an international commitment from humanitarian actors and donors to confront political and security challenges.
Tackling the Health of Women and Children in Global Conflict Settings
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