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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
Journal Articles
July 2017

Childhood Illness and the Gender Gap in Adolescent Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Childhood Illness and the Gender Gap in Adolescent Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Journal Articles
January 2017

The Epidemiologic Challenge to the Conduct of Just War: Confronting Indirect Civilian Casualties of War

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The Epidemiologic Challenge to the Conduct of Just War: Confronting Indirect Civilian Casualties of War

In The News

Syrian Refugees sitting in front of tent
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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
Two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker at an immigration camp.
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Paul Wise: Special Expert for the U.S. Federal Court Overseeing Treatment of Migrant Children at Border

With unaccompanied minors being detained in hotels during COVID-19, Stanford professor of pediatrics Paul Wise is among the few external people with full access to the facilities, detained children, and the agencies responsible for their care.
Paul Wise: Special Expert for the U.S. Federal Court Overseeing Treatment of Migrant Children at Border
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