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  • Hoda S. Abdel Magid

    Hoda S. Abdel Magid

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Health Policy

    BioMy research is focused on understanding how place affects health.

    To understand why this is both interesting and important you need to know: 

    (1) Place affects health. Where individuals live, work, go to school shapes their individual health. 
    (2) Social determinants of health (e.g. income, employment) affect chronic disease behaviors. These include the ability to exercise, access nutritious food, receive mental health care. 
    (3) Social determinants of health affect chronic disease outcomes (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, or obesity). 
    (4) Socially marginalized populations including individuals of low socioeconomic status and racially marginalized communities have the highest risk for many chronic disease behaviors and outcomes. This disproportionate risk is largely due to the contextual health influences of the physical and social environment. 

    Methodologically, I am currently working to develop a specific epidemiologic framework for utilizing electronic health records, survey, and geographic data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial methods to reduce health disparities among socially marginalized populations. Merging clinical data with data on social determinants of health in a spatial epidemiology framework effectively allows us to ask and answer questions about how place affects health.

  • Lucia (Lushi) Chen

    Lucia (Lushi) Chen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Health Policy

    BioDr. Chen is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Health Policy in the Stanford School of Medicine. Her research focuses on examining machine learning techniques with novel data sources and is developing new algorithmic fairness and mental health projects.

  • Matthew P. Dizon, MD

    Matthew P. Dizon, MD

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Health Policy

    BioMatthew P. Dizon, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow in Health Services Research & Development at VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

  • Ruocheng Dong

    Ruocheng Dong

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Epidemiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, omics data analysis, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's disease

  • Ashley Griffin

    Ashley Griffin

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Health Policy

    BioDr. Ashley Griffin is a medical informatics postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System Center for Innovation to Implementation. Her research focuses on the use of digital health technologies and patient-generated health data to support patients with multimorbidities. Dr. Griffin's research develops methods and tools that can empower patients to take an active role in their health and inform decision-making for the care team.

  • Benjamin Huynh

    Benjamin Huynh

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Epidemiology

    BioBenjamin Huynh is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, and is a Global Health Postdoctoral Affiliate within the Center for Innovation in Global Health. His research involves applying and developing data science methods for issues in environmental justice and humanitarian health.

    Previously, Dr. Huynh completed his PhD in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford, and has worked as a data scientist for the World Health Organization and Médecins Sans Frontières. He is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.