Sophy S. Wong, M.D. began working in the HIV community in 1996 as an advocate and case manager. Dr. Wong trained at Brown University, UCSF, and has worked globally in Kenya, Tanzania and China. Dr. Wong served as the director of East Bay Getting to Zero (EBGTZ) from its founding in 2018 to 2022. Dr. Wong currently serves as the medical director of the HIV ACCESS program, faculty for the UCSF Bay Area AETC and advisor for East Bay Getting to Zero (EBGTZ). Dr. Wong’s work focuses on bringing diverse teams of people together to collaborate on and implement creative solutions that improve access, equity and high quality HIV prevention, testing, linkage and care.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Wong researched, reviewed and interpreted emerging science and data on the SARS-COV-2 virus, focusing on practical preventive measures, masking and vaccines for community members and health care workers, posting updates on the EBGTZ COVID-19 webpage starting in March 2020. For the first 6 months of the pandemic, these updates also served as the weekly pandemic communications for Alameda County. Dr. Wong’s health-related tools and resources are found on the East Bay Getting to Zero website, including updates on the East Bay HIV strategic plan page, resource pages and East Bay updates on COVID, HIV and MPX, which have reached over 86,000 readers since March 2020.