C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford
Jason is the Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention, and co-chairs the mobile health and other new technologies group at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. He received his B.S. from MIT, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, 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. In 2000, he was recruited to serve as the project manager for the Taskforce on Reforming Taiwan's National Health Insurance System. During the past five years, he founded and built the HABIT laboratory (Health Analytics, Behavioral Interventions and Technology), where transdisciplinary teams of designers, engineers, doctors, nurses and patient/families work together to develop mobile and web-based platforms for coordination of care, social networking and emotional support. Under the auspices of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, he is working on a data-driven mobile technology platform that uses “hooks” and “nudges” from behavioral economics and other theory-based behavioral constructs to motivate children towards healthy behaviors (e.g., flossing), and to improve medication adherence for people with chronic diseases.