Family Physician, Asian Health Services; Co-Founder, HEAL Trafficking; Vice Speaker of the House, Executive Board of Directors, National Association of Community Health Centers
Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, is a Family Physician at Asian Health Services (AHS) in Oakland, California. In 2015, Dr. Chang completed the Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard, examining the role of federally qualified health centers in addressing human trafficking. Previously, Dr. Chang was the inaugural Clinic Director at AHS’ Frank Kiang Medical Center and provided care for many commercially sexually exploited children. She trained thousands of front-line multidisciplinary professionals on the human trafficking healthcare intersection, provided invited expert testimony to the US Helsinki Commission on “Best Practices in Rescuing Trafficking Victims”, serves on the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States, and co-founded HEAL Trafficking. She was elected as the Vice Speaker of the House on the Executive Board of Directors for the National Association of Community Health Centers in 2018 and appointed to the American Public Health Association Committee on Women’s Rights. She has been featured in the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, PBS Newshour, the Sacramento Bee, and several podcasts. Dr. Chang received her BA from Columbia University, her MD from the University of Hawaii, specialized in family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and earned her MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is the recipient of many awards and honors including national recognition with a Physician Advocacy Merit Award from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession, the Harvard 2020 Emerging Public Health Professional Award, and the UCSF 2021 Alumni Humanitarian Service Award.