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C. Jason Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Project Title: "Premature Infants: Improving Their Follow-up Care"
About the Project:
This study aimed to improve the health and developmental outcomes of preterm infants by improving their quality of care, with a special emphasis to focus on the intersection of health care and community based Early Intervention (EI) services for infants and children less than 3 years of age.
C. Jason Wang, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his B.S. from MIT, M.D. from Harvard, and Ph.D. in policy analysis from RAND. After completing his pediatric residency training at UCSF, he worked in Greater China with McKinsey and Company, during which time he performed multiple studies in the Asian healthcare market. In 2000, he was recruited to serve as the project manager for the Taskforce on Reforming Taiwan's National Health Insurance System. His fellowship training in health services research included the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the National Research Service Award Fellowship at UCLA. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2011, he was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health (2006-2010) and Associate Professor (2010-2011) at Boston University and Boston Medical Center.
Among his accomplishments, he was selected as the student speaker for Harvard Medical School Commencement (1996). He received the Overseas Chinese Outstanding Achievement Medal (1996), the Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholars Career Development Award (2007), the CIMIT Young Clinician Research Award for Transformative Innovation in Healthcare Research (2010), and the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2011). He was recently named a "Viewpoints" editor and a regular contributor for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He served as an external reviewer for the 2011 IOM Report "Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters" and as a reviewer for AHRQ study sections.
Dr. Wang has written two bestselling Chinese books published in Taiwan and co-authored an English book "Analysis of Healthcare Interventions that Change Patient Trajectories". His essay, "Time is Ripe for Increased U.S.-China Cooperation in Health," was selected as the first-place American essay in the 2003 A. Doak Barnett Memorial Essay Contest sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
Currently he is the principal investigator on a number of quality improvement and quality assessment projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (USA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Andrew T. Huang Medical Education Promotion Fund (Taiwan).
Dr. Wang’s research interests include: 1) developing tools for assessing and improving the quality of healthcare; 2) facilitating the use of innovative consumer technology in improving quality of care and health outcomes; 3) studying competency-based medical education curriculum, and 4) improving health systems performance. His Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar's project, "Premature Infants: Improving Their Follow-up Care," was on improving the quality of follow-up care for preterm infants by enrolling them in a federally enacted, state-coordinated Early Intervention program.
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