Charlene Wong MD, MSHP

Charlene Wong

Core Faculty

Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP


MD, Emory University School of Medicine

MSPH, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Wong is an adolescent medicine pediatrician and health services researcher.  Her clinical and research expertise is in working with adolescents and young adults to improve their health and well-being. She studies health-related behavior change and health engagement, leveraging principles from behavioral economics, employing youth- and person-centered research methodologies, and informing health policy.  

She is an assistant professor at Duke University in the Department of Pediatrics, Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy, and Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). She directs health behaviors and needs research in the Duke Children's Health & Discovery Initiative and is the Associate Program Director for the National Clinical Scholars Program at Duke.  Dr. Wong received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain scholar and her MD degree at Emory University as a Robert Woodruff Memorial scholar.  She completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Prior to joining Duke, she was at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for adolescent medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellowships.

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