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Nancy Ewen Wang

Professor of Emergency Medicine (Pediatrics), Emerita
Dr. Nancy Ewen Wang is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. She was Associate Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine for more than 20 years. Her career has been committed to serving vulnerable populations as well as decreasing health disparities locally as well as globally. She founded the Stanford section in Social Emergency Medicine, a field which uses the perspective of the Emergency Department (ED) to identify patient social needs which contribute to disease and to develop solutions to decrease health disparities. As such, she directed the Social Emergency Medicine fellowship and was medical director for a student-run group which screened ED patients for social needs (Stanford Health Advocates and Research in the ED (SHAR(ED)). She has worked clinically and educated trainees and faculty globally, including at sites in Chiapas, Mexico; Borneo Indonesia and Galapagos, Ecuador. Her current research and advocacy includes investigating disparities in specialty care access and quality, including trauma and mental health and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Asian American populations. She has been a medical expert for the Flores Settlement Agreement witnessing the conditions of detention for unaccompanied immigrant children. Dr. Wang received a Stanford Impact Lab Fellowship to provide wraparound social and medical services for unaccompanied immigrant children who have settled in the US. Most recently, she has been appointed as Faculty Director of the new REACH MD/MS Program in Health Equity Research at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Wang completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Stanford and then a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship between LPCH and Children's Oakland.