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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Gastroenterology
BioMy research focuses on liver diseases. I got my Ph.D. degree in virology and immune response at Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The two main projects during my Ph.D. program are: 1) explore the relationship between the immune response in Hepatitis C virus infection and Interferon treatment; and 2) investigate the function of ECM1 in liver fibrosis. As a postdoc in Stanford, I will try to integrate basic and translational liver research and focus on: 1) investigate molecular functions of liver immune cells in liver disease; 2) explore key factors determining the change of liver microenvironment that cause liver diseases; 3) use new techniques, such as next-generation sequencing, RNAseq or signal cell sequencing, to explore key factors affecting liver disease and treatment in patients.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, General Internal Medicine
BioDr. Jacqueline Ferguson is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. David Rehkopf at the Center for Population Health Sciences at Stanford and Dr. Donna Zulman through the Big Data-Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) at the Palo Alto VA.
She specializes in using secondary data sources such as occupational records, insurance claims, and electronic health records to study the relationship between environmental and social exposures and population health. Her research interests are widespread, but all center around methodology to handle time-varying exposures affected by prior exposure and methodology to account for multiple co-exposures or exposure mixtures.
Jacqueline’s doctoral research examined the impact of specific components of shift work on worker health, and identified night and rotational work as risk factors for hypertension and Type II diabetes. As a postdoc and BD-STEP fellow, Jacqueline is applying methodology, primarily developed for assessing chemical mixtures in environmental epidemiology, to examine co-occurring social determinants of health. Her research seeks to understand how multiple social determinants of health can simultaneously influence veteran care and health within the Veterans Health Administration.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention
BioI am a Sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. My research examines health, gender, and social inequality.
My primary research agenda investigates health disparities across class, race, and gender in the United States. I draw on both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how neighborhoods, schools, and families shape our health behaviors and outcomes. My work has been published in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Obesity, Sociological Science, and the Journal of Adolescent Health.
I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University, a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Bremen, and a B.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
Douglas D. Franz
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Nephrology
BioDouglas D. Franz, MD, MPH, is a board-certified nephrologist and advanced geriatrics fellow with Veterans Affairs in Palo Alto and Stanford University. He enjoys taking care of patients with kidney disease and serving our veterans. Dr Franz has a particular interest in the management of kidney dysfunction in patients with advanced heart failure as well as in patients with peripheral vascular disease. He is training to further his skills in epidemiology and clinical research with particular interest in utilizing large databases to investigate his questions and mastering contemporary statistical methods combined with new graphical software to vividly illustrate his findings. His goal is to become an independent investigator and operate a clinical research lab in his specialty.
Dr. Franz is a burgeoning triathlete. He finished his first Olympic Tri in 2019 and is now training for his 1st half-Ironman in 2020. He also plays guitar and is an avid reader, listening to 2 books per week on his commute. Primarily, he enjoys spending time with my wife, their daughter, and their wheaten terrier.