Dr. Wise is the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention, a core faculty of the Centers for Health Policy and Primary Care Outcomes Research, co-Director of the March of Dimes Center for Prematurity Research, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, 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 serving as the Director of Emergency and Primary Care Services at the Children’s Hospital, Boston and 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 also 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, a member of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society, and the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, NICHD.
Dr. Wise’s research focuses on health inequalities, child health policy, and health care delivery in the United States and in areas of civil conflict and unstable governance. He has also been extensively involved in medical education with a special focus on training physicians in underserved communities in the United States and throughout the developing world.