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

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

Fellowship Year


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 is part of the Division's executive team that aims to address the full continuum of behavioral health care across the State of Delaware. She also serves as Delaware's 9-8-8 coordinator and oversees the Division's data analytics, program evaluation, and informatics functions.

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.