Sophia Yen, MD, MPH
Co-Founder and CEO of Pandia Health
Sophia Yen, MD, MPH is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pandia Health, the only doctor-led, women-founded, women-led birth control delivery service. Pandia Health also offers birth control telemedicine services in Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and Wyoming with plans to expand across the US in 2021. 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 and co-founded three non-profit organizations and projects in her endeavors to improve the lives of women: The Trust Women Silver Ribbon Campaign, SheHeroes.org and the #FFFL (Female Founded, Female Led) movement.
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, Stanford University, UC Merced, UC Davis, local high schools, Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, and has 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 including emergency contraception awareness and the use/prescription of EC, contraceptive use and sexual practices of college students, and Bacterial Vaginosis.