Sophia Yen, MD, MPH is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health, birth control delivery. She has a passion for making women’s lives easier, preventing unplanned pregnancies, and educating women about #PeriodsOptional.
With more than 20 years of experience in medicine, she is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine. She graduated with a B.S. from MIT, M.D. from UCSF Medical School, and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley in Maternal Child Health. She serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School. She is a Reproductive Health Specialist and co-founded 2 non-profit organizations in her endeavors to improve the lives of women: The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women and SheHeroes.org.
She co-founded Pandia Health because she believes no one should suffer from “pill anxiety” - the fear of running out of birth control and the stress of having to obtain birth control each month. Dr. Yen enjoys educating the public and other physicians about birth control, menstrual regulation/elimination, sexually-transmitted infections, acne, obesity, and other adolescent health issues.
She has spoken at SXSW, TEDxBerkeley, TEDx Silicon Valley Women, UC Merced, UC Davis, local high schools, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and given grand rounds and noon lectures at various academic institutions from Stanford Pediatrics and Internal Medicine to UCLA Internal Medicine.
Her academic research is focused on several issues in women’s reproductive health:
Emergency contraception awareness and use/prescription of EC by: college students, high risk for pregnancy patients (homeless and those without insurance), and physicians.
Contraceptive use and sexual practices of College Students
Expedited Partner Therapy for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Dr. Yen has been published in: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception, Pediatric Annals, and the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, and more.