Karen Wang, PhD, MSc


Karen Wang is CHE’s Director and is the founder of Because Health, an environmental health education campaign for millennials. As Director, Karen has strengthened CHE’s programming to include sharing the latest science on how plastic pollution and climate change impact human health. She is also deeply committed and passionate about sharing science and education on the health effects of toxics and effective toxics reduction. She brings deep knowledge and experience in statistics, research methods, and data analysis. She particularly enjoys communicating scientific research to non-technical audiences. Karen completed her PhD in Strategic Management, a quantitative social science discipline grounded in applied economics and social psychology, at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Karen also holds a MSc in Earth Systems and a BA in Economics from Stanford University.