Portrait of Dr. Monica L. Wang

Monica L. Wang

Acting Co-Director | Chair, Narrative Office

Dr. Wang is the Chair of Narrative at the BU Center for Antiracist Research, an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She directs community-engaged research to target racial and socioeconomic inequities in obesity and chronic diseases and cultivates multisectoral collaborations to implement data-driven programs and policies. She has generated over $5 million in federal and foundation funding for her program of research and published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and over a dozen public health policy and public engagement documents. Dr. Wang has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Investigator Award and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award. At the national level, she serves on the Civic and Public Engagement Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.