Y. Claire Wang, M.D., Sc.D.

Associate Deputy Director, Bureau of Research, Evaluation & Population Health
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year: 2015-2016
Fellowship Placement: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Sponsoring Institution: Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York


Dr. Claire Wang is trained as a physician epidemiologist with a career that spans academia, federal and state governments,
and the non-profit sector. She currently serves as the Associate Deputy Director in the Delaware State Department of Health
and Social Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. In this role, she oversees the Division's data analytics,
program evaluation, informatics implementation, and grants management functions. She is part of Division's executive team
that aims to address the full continuum of behavioral health care across the State of Delaware. She is also an Adjunct
Professor of Health Policy & Management at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Wang has over 20 years of research and practical expertise in decision sciences, chronic disease prevention, and public
health policy. Prior to serving in the State of Delaware, she was Vice President for Research, Evaluation and Policy at the
New York Academy of Medicine, as well as Associate Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (with
tenure). During her time at Columbia, she served as the faculty director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) certificate in
Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research. During 2015-2017, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health
Policy Fellow, serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More recently, she served as Senior Program
Advisor at the National Academy of Medicine, where she led collaborative efforts related to health system performance
metrics as well as health information technology interoperability. She has published over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles,
book chapters and reports. In 2018, she was selected as one of the Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine by the National
Academy of Medicine. She obtained her medical degree from National Taiwan University, as well as a MS in Epidemiology
and ScD in Health Policy and Decision Sciences from Harvard Chan School of Public Health.