Kimberly Chang

Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Board Liaison on Community Healthis a Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking. Dr. Chang is a family physician at Asian Health Services in Oakland, California. She spent 2014-2015 as a Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School, where she completed a policy practicum addressing the role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in caring for victims of human trafficking, with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations. Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Chang was Site Director at the Frank Kiang Medical Center, Asian Health Services, directing the start-up of this family practice clinic, from assisting with design, developing programming, growing it to full capacity in less than two years, and expanding patients’ language access to ten Asian languages. In addition, she provided care for many commercially sexually-exploited children (CSEC). She has trained thousands of front-line multidisciplinary professionals on the healthcare intersect with human trafficking across the United States, and internationally to the Compact of Free Association nations in the Western Pacific. She served on a Technical Working Group for the Administration for Children and Families, to develop a pilot training for health care professionals on human trafficking. She currently serves as 2nd Vice Chair of the National Association of Community Health Center’s Committee on Service Integration on Behavioral Health and HIV. Her presentations and publications have focused on cultural competency, human trafficking issues, underserved populations, and global health issues, and in December 2015, provided invited expert testimony for a Congressional Briefing for the US Helsinki Commission on “Best Practices in Rescuing Trafficking Victims.” In 2011, she was nationally recognized with a Physician Advocacy Merit Award from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession. Dr. Chang received her MD from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, completed her family medicine residency at San Francisco General Hospital, the University of California, San Francisco, and received her MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she was awarded the Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award for demonstrated commitment to promoting the health of vulnerable people.

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