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  • Cat Fergesen

    Cat Fergesen

    Student Employee, Medicine - Med/Stanford Prevention Research Center

    BioCat Fergesen is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science with a focus on data science and bioethics. Cat is currently a research assistant at the Palmer Lab in the department of Bioengineering and has previously worked as a research assistant in public health discourse with the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Cat is also the Co-director of the Huntington’s Outreach Project for Education at Stanford (HOPES), a non-profit, student-led organization that raises awareness for Huntington’s Disease and provides educational resources to Huntington’s Disease patients, caregivers, and their families. Cat has been a Humanities Research Intensive Fellow (HRI) through Stanford University and is currently a Learning Engineering and Education Data Science Fellow through UC Berkeley and Schmidt Futures.

  • Priya Fielding-Singh

    Priya Fielding-Singh

    Postdoctoral Scholar, 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.

  • Shawna Follis

    Shawna Follis

    Postdoctoral Scholar, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    BioShawna Follis, PhD, MS, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Dr. Follis is a social epidemiologist researching social determinants of health, race/ethnic health disparities, body composition, and aging.

  • Stephen P. Fortmann, MD

    Stephen P. Fortmann, MD

    C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fortmann's interests include population-level (community) prevention of cardiovascular disease, the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, and the effects of the built environment on health. He has conducted research projects addressing tobacco use cessation, tobacco control policy, the role of retail marketing on youth tobacco use, nutrition education, blood pressure control, and lipid disorders.