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Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research focuses on epidemiologic studies related to maternal and child health. Current projects address congenital anomalies of craniofacial, urogenital, musculoskeletal and central nervous system structures and how they relate to genetics, nutrition, stress, and environmental contaminants. Physiologic pathways encompassed by these studies include one-carbon metabolism, oxidative stress, HPA axis activation, and sex steroid metabolism. In particular, we are interested in discovering how environmental factors and genetic susceptibility may interact to affect these pathways and impact risks of these outcomes. Other active projects include investigations into the etiology of preterm delivery and stillbirth, and factors affecting the care and outcomes of infants with birth defects.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (PCOR) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Health Services Research)
BioDavid Chan, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, an investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Drawing on labor and organizational economics, he is interested in studying how information is used in health care, how this affects productivity, and implications for design. He is the recipient of the 2014 NIH Director’s High-Risk, High-Reward Early Independence Award to study the optimal balance of information in health information technology for patient care.
Dr. Chan received master’s degrees in policy and economics from the London School of Economics and Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall scholar. He holds a medical degree from UCLA and a PhD in economics from MIT. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, prior to coming to Palo Alto, where he currently is a hospitalist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto.
Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2017
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests center around the epidemiology and health services research of heart disease, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations both international and domestic. Global health projects include mixed methods research in women of reproductive age in Uganda with rheumatic heart disease, with epidemiological profiling of this patient population. Domestic investigation includes understanding the impact of health insurance plan on the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Glenn M. Chertow
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsclinical epidemiology, health services research, decision sciences, clinical trials in acute and chronic kidney disease
Jack H Ching
Ph.D. Student in Health Policy, admitted Autumn 2016
BioJack Ching is a Health Policy Ph.D. student in the Decision Sciences track, with research interests in health systems design and implementation. Prior to joining Stanford in 2016, he worked for three years as a business consultant with The Permanente Medical Group, focusing on operational and quality improvement, as well as large-scale population health programs. He holds a Bachelor’s in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.
Senior Lecturer in Health Research and Policy
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests involve doctor-patient relationship and communication strategies as they pertain to (1) the development and instruction of medical Spanish curriculum, (2) satisfaction in health care delivery with emphasis on cross cultural competency issues, and (3) the effectiveness of interpretive systems in health care settings.
Mark R. Cullen, MD
Director, Center for Population Health Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health), of Biomedical Data Science, of HRP (Epidemiology) and Senior Fellow at SIEPR
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSocial and environmental determinants of health; role of workplace physical environment and work organization as causes of chronic disease and disability