Paul Wise elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Paul H. Wise, the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society, professor of pediatrics, and a Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is elected to the 2018 membership class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His work focuses on health inequalities, maternal and child health policy, and children's health in areas of violent conflict, political instability and weak governance.

In this video, we ask him about the honor and what he hopes to achieve through membership in the prestigious organization founded in 1780 and devoted to the advancement and study of key societal, scientific and intellectual issues of the day.

"The recognition is important, but I see it as being more important as a platform for continuing to act in the real world; that it provides some semblance of enhanced legitimacy to speak to issues of global importance," says Wise, who is a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy.