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Professor Snapshot: Paul Wise

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The Daily e-mailed faculty a short questionnaire that strayed beyond their work at Stanford. Here is a glimpse into the personalities behind your professors.

Paul Wise

Hometown: Plainview, N.Y.

Undergrad: Cornell University, Latin American Studies major

Grad school: doctorate of medicine at Cornell Medical College, master’s of public health at Harvard School of Public Health

Fan of: Cornell lacrosse team

#1 on your playlist: “Mustt, Mustt” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Favorite book: “Disgrace” by JM Coetzee

Favorite movie: A tie: “The Last Wave” and “The Right Stuff”

If you could only eat one food group for the rest of your life, would it be grains, meat, vegetables or fruit? Fruit

If you hadn’t gone into academia, you’d be: a used bookseller

Department: Pediatrics and Health Policy

Classes taught: Global Public Health; Rethinking International Health

Primary research interest/project: Focus on inequalities in child health, particularly on how new basic science insights and medical innovation influence disparities in child health. Active research on trends in health care access and utilization among children with chronic disease in California; the policy implications of gene-environment interaction; a major initiative to develop new strategies to address women’s and children’s health needs in politically unstable areas of the world.