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  • Robert K. Jackler, MD

    Robert K. Jackler, MD

    Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSince the early 2000s, study of tobacco industry marketing has become my primary field of research. Motivated by the lack of a comprehensive and well-organized compendium of tobacco advertisements, and the relative paucity of scholarly research analyzing the marketing practices of the industry, I chose to focus my research on advertising. The overarching purpose of my research has been to reveal the behavior of the tobacco industry in recruiting and retaining its consumers with the goal of infor

  • Peter K.  Jackson

    Peter K.  Jackson

    Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (Baxter Labs) and of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCell cycle and cyclin control of DNA replication .

  • Charlotte D. Jacobs M.D.

    Charlotte D. Jacobs M.D.

    Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical Interests: general oncology, sarcomas. Research Interests: clinical trials in solid tumors.

  • Lisa Robin Jacobs, MD, MBA

    Lisa Robin Jacobs, MD, MBA

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Jacobs is a child, adolescent & adult psychiatrist in private practice in Menlo Park, CA and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences of the Stanford University School of Medicine. She serves as the Assistant Director of The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford and is the Editor at Large of The Pegasus Review. She eared a BA from Cornell University, an MBA from the University of Rochester, and completed medical school at Brown University.

  • Christine Jacobs-Wagner

    Christine Jacobs-Wagner

    Dennis Cunningham Professor, Professor of Biology and of Microbiology and Immunology

    BioChristine Jacobs-Wagner is a Dennis Cunningham Professor in the Department of Biology and the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University. She is interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms and principles by which cells, and, in particular, bacterial cells, are able to multiple. She received her PhD in Biochemistry in 1996 from the University of Liège, Belgium where she unraveled a molecular mechanism by which some bacterial pathogens sense and respond to antibiotics attack to achieve resistance. For this work, she received multiple awards including the 1997 GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists. During her postdoctoral work at Stanford Medical School, she demonstrated that bacteria can localize regulatory proteins to specific intracellular regions to control signal transduction and the cell cycle, uncovering a new, unsuspected level of bacterial regulation.

    She started her own lab at Yale University in 2001. Over the years, her group made major contributions in the emerging field of bacterial cell biology and provided key molecular insights into the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in cell morphogenesis, cell polarization, chromosome segregation and cell cycle control. For her distinguished work, she received the Pew Scholars award from the Pew Charitable Trust, the Woman in Cell Biology Junior award from the American Society of Cell Biology and the Eli Lilly award from the American Society of Microbiology. She held the Maxine F. Singer and William H. Fleming professor chairs at Yale. She was elected to the Connecticut academy of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology and the National Academy of Sciences. She has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008.

    Her lab moved to Stanford in 2019. Current research examines the general principles and spatiotemporal mechanisms by which bacterial cells replicate, using Caulobacter crescentus and Escherichia coli as models. Recently, the Jacobs-Wagner lab expanded their interests to the Lyme disease agent Borrelia burgdorferi, revealing unsuspected ways by which this pathogen grows and causes disease

  • Karen Blake Jacobson

    Karen Blake Jacobson

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

    BioDr. Jacobson is Postdoctoral Medical Fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. She previously received her MD and MPH from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed residency in Internal Medicine/HIV Primary Care at Yale. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Jacobson’s current research focus is on the epidemiology and natural history of SARS-CoV-2, and the interactions between SARS-CoV-2 and malaria in pregnancy in malaria endemic settings.

  • Prasanna Jagannathan

    Prasanna Jagannathan

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology

    BioI am an Infectious Diseases physician-scientist with a research program in human immunology of malaria and clinical trials of immune modulatory interventions. Our group has been conducting detailed longitudinal cohort studies in children and pregnant women in order to study how repeated malaria shapes the cellular immune response. We are also studying how malaria control interventions such as antimalarial chemoprevention and vector control shape the acquisition and/or maintenance of protective immunity to malaria. We have expanded this work to not only include studying the mechanisms driving naturally acquired immunity to malaria, but other infectious diseases, including SARS CoV-2. We have also lead and/or participated in studies evaluating therapeutic strategies for patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.

  • Shaili Jain, MD

    Shaili Jain, MD

    Adjunct Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Jain serves as a psychiatrist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is board certified in general psychiatry, with specialty expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), primary and mental health integrated care, and women’s health psychiatry. She is a health services researcher, affiliated with the National Center for PTSD, who focuses on developing innovative ways to enhance the reach of mental healthcare in underserved populations with PTSD. Her work is widely accredited for elucidating the role of paraprofessionals and peers in the treatment of American veterans with PTSD.

    Dr. Jain is an internationally recognized leader in communicating to the public about trauma and PTSD. Her posts for her Psychology Today blog on PTSD, In the Aftermath of Trauma, have been viewed over 250,000 times. Her acclaimed debut non-fiction trade book, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science (Harper, 2019), was nominated for a National Book Award, and her essays and commentaries on trauma and PTSD have been presented by the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, STAT, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, TEDx, public radio, and others

  • Sneha Shah Jain MD, MBA

    Sneha Shah Jain MD, MBA

    Fellow in Graduate Medical Education

    BioDr. Sneha S. Jain is a chief fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She specializes in cardiovascular medicine and preventive cardiology.

    She previously was an internal medicine resident at Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian, during which time she was selected as a Silverman Fellow in Healthcare Innovation. In this capacity, she worked with clinical and data science partners to build and deploy the technological infrastructure to identify patients with certain cardiac conditions earlier in the course of their disease. She received her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She graduated with distinction from Duke University with a BS in Economics. During her time at Harvard Business School, she worked at Moderna Therapeutics.

    Her research and entrepreneurial interests focus on the development and responsible evaluation of AI to augment healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes in cardiology. She works with the Stanford Center for Clinical Research and the Data Science Team at Stanford to deploy and prospectively evaluate AI solutions across the healthcare enterprise.

  • Siddhartha Jaiswal

    Siddhartha Jaiswal

    Assistant Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe identified a common disorder of aging called clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP). CHIP occurs due to certain somatic mutations in blood stem cells and represents a precursor state for blood cancer, but is also associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. We hope to understand more about the biology and clinical implications of CHIP using human and model system studies.

  • Sajid Jalil

    Sajid Jalil

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    BioDr. Jalil is a board-certified, fellowship-trained transplant hepatologist (liver doctor) and gastroenterologist at the Stanford Health Care Digestive Health Center in San Jose, California. He is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Jalil has extensive experience helping patients with a range of liver- and digestion-related conditions. He specializes in liver transplantation, and his other clinical interests include all forms of hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, fatty liver disease, polycystic liver disease, and primary sclerosing cholangitis (swelling and scarring of the bile ducts). He has also volunteered in initiatives to offer free colonoscopy and hepatitis B screenings to underserved ethnic populations.

    His research interests include improving mental health by enhancing treatment access for patients with alcohol use disorder causing alcoholic liver disease. He has also studied swallowing problems, liver disease in pregnancy, living liver donation, and the use of artificial intelligence in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis. In addition, Dr. Jalil wrote a chapter on bile secretion and cholestasis (diminished bile flow) for the fifth edition of Yamada’s Textbook of Gastroenterology.

    Dr. Jalil has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including World Journal of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, and the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Additionally, he has served as a reviewer for Pancreatology and as an abstract reviewer for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He has presented his research at meetings and conferences worldwide on a range of topics, including the timing of pregnancy after liver transplantation.

    Dr. Jalil is an AGA fellow and a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

  • Mehrnaz Nicole Jamali MD

    Mehrnaz Nicole Jamali MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. M. Nicole Jamali focus has been in leadership, scientific innovation and streamlining business ventures. Over the past 20 years since graduation from Stanford Internal Medicine Residency, she has held National Positions in AMA as Western Caucus Chair and Appointee to Joint Commission Board. She was reelected to Board of Joint Commission three terms for total of 9 years. She helped rewrite multiple TJC Standards including creation of the Stroke Center of excellence standards and annual "new ideas section of the board". At AMA she authored and passed multiple House rules on variety of subjects affecting thousands of providers and healthcare centers. Her experiences in private practice, group practice, Hospitalist, Insurance Directorship lead to multiple innovative projects including first e-prescription covering both meds and DME in 1999 titled eRemedy,. She then created the first wrong site surgery device which was patented. This project lead to creation of first Transplant App called TPOD which was then simplified to TAPP. It was beta tested in USC and perfected in UCSF Transplant.
    Her work with various Insurance companies resulted in streamlined programs and teaching modules improving patient access to health care and millions of dollars in hospital savings of unnecessary admissions.
    Her work in creation and streamlining and connecting with local Primary Care providers resulted in rapid expansion of the Hospitalist program of local Hospital by 300%
    She is currently interested in Haptic and AI technologies in Medicine and providing 24/7 care to our veterans in remote locations or even the battlefield.
    She is currently Clinical Associated Professor and the lead Hospitalist in the new Stanford Cardiovascular Hospitalist Program and enjoys the daily interaction with patients . She truly believes that her mission in life is to be at the bedside of ill patients. She treats them as one of her own family. It is not atypical for her to hand out her personal phone number to make sure they feel safe even when discharged.

  • Michelle L. James

    Michelle L. James

    Assistant Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and of Neurology (Neurology Research Faculty)
    Instructor, Radiology- Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe primary aim of my lab is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases by developing translational molecular imaging agents for visualizing neuroimmune interactions underlying conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.

  • Safwan Jaradeh, MD

    Safwan Jaradeh, MD

    Professor of Neurology (Adult Neurology) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical interests include autonomic disorders, small fiber neuropathies and the development of effective methods of testing and treating these disorders. Prior work has focused on small fiber painful and autonomic neuropathies; syndromes of orthostatic intolerance and syncope; gastrointestinal motility dysfunction; cyclic vomiting; protacted Gastroesophageal Reflux; non-allergic rhinitis syndromes; and the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and normal or abnormal sleep. Additional areas of interest include the neurology of phonation and swallowing disorders, and peripheral nerve injury and repair.

  • Ted Jardetzky

    Ted Jardetzky

    Professor of Structural Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Jardetzky laboratory is studying the structures and mechanisms of macromolecular complexes important in viral pathogenesis, allergic hypersensitivities and the regulation of cellular growth and differentiation, with an interest in uncovering novel conceptual approaches to intervening in disease processes. Ongoing research projects include studies of paramyxovirus and herpesvirus entry mechanisms, IgE-receptor structure and function and TGF-beta ligand signaling pathways.

  • Daniel Jarosz

    Daniel Jarosz

    Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory studies conformational switches in evolution, disease, and development. We focus on how molecular chaperones, proteins that help other biomolecules to fold, affect the phenotypic output of genetic variation. To do so we combine classical biochemistry and genetics with systems-level approaches. Ultimately we seek to understand how homeostatic mechanisms influence the acquisition of biological novelty and identify means of manipulating them for therapeutic and biosynthetic benefit.

  • Behnaz Jarrahi

    Behnaz Jarrahi

    Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioDr. Behnaz Jarrahi is an instructor at Stanford University, where she conducts research on the human brain using neuroimaging and neuropsychological techniques. She earned a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University and a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from ETH Zurich. Dr. Jarrahi has conducted postdoctoral research at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the Stanford School of Medicine. Her research interests are diverse and include interoception, consciousness, brain neuroplasticity, and healthcare innovation.

  • R Brooke Jeffrey

    R Brooke Jeffrey

    Professor of Radiology (Body Imaging), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPancreatic MDCT
    Thyroid ultrasound/biopsy
    Virtual Colonoscopy
    Imaging of appendicitis
    Hepatic MDCT
    Capsule ultrasound (wireless) of GI tract

  • Stefanie S. Jeffrey, MD

    Stefanie S. Jeffrey, MD

    John and Marva Warnock Professor, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Jeffrey led the multidisciplinary team from the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Genome Technology Center that invented the MagSweeper, an automated device that immunomagnetically captures live circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patient blood for single cell analysis or culture. Her lab also works on microfluidic technologies for tumor cell capture, characterization, and growth - with the goal of defining individual patient response to newer biologically-based cancer therapies.

  • Michele Jehenson

    Michele Jehenson

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioDr Jehenson is an avid lover of wildlife and the outdoors. She finds peace and balance in the mountains, summer and winter.
    She lives in Los Gatos , CA where she maintains a private practice at the Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center.
    She is a commentators on Health Revolution Radio and is an advocate for integrative, non-surgical treament for facial pain.

  • Michael Jeng

    Michael Jeng

    Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
    On Partial Leave from 03/01/2024 To 02/28/2025

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch interests focus on: 1) histiocytic disorders, such as Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), and 2) vascular anomalies and malformations.

  • Susy Jeng

    Susy Jeng

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology
    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    BioDr. Susy Jeng is Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Stanford Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Dr. Jeng received her A.B. at Harvard College and M.D. at the University of California, San Diego. She completed her pediatrics residency at University of California, San Francisco and is board-certified in pediatrics. After practicing general pediatrics for two years, she returned to UCSF for neurology residency. Upon completion of her residencies, she joined the faculty at Stanford as a general child neurologist with a special interest in medical education. She is the site director for the Stanford medical student neurology clerkship and the pediatric neurology liaison to the Stanford pediatrics residency program.

  • Kristin Jensen

    Kristin Jensen

    Associate Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am a clinical translational investigator with a primary interest in breast cancer biology, and the use of investigational and clinical ancillary techniques such as gene and tissue microarray analysis and immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis and prognosis of this disease. As a practicing cytopathologist, I also have an interest in improving the fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of breast lesions, again using immunohistochemistry and gene expression analysis as adjuncts to cytomorphology.

  • Livnat Jerby

    Livnat Jerby

    Assistant Professor of Genetics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsImmune responses are highly orchestrated processes that span various interconnected regulatory modalities within and across cells. My lab develops high-throughput, quantitative, engineering-based, approaches to dissect multicellular immune dynamics at unprecedented scale, resolution, and depth, and identify new immunomodulating interventions at an accelerated pace.

  • Hilary Jericho

    Hilary Jericho

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am a clinical associate professor of pediatric gastroenterology and the Inaugural Medical Director of the Celiac Disease Program at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford whose clinical practice and research have an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of celiac disease. I was appointed the Director of Pediatric Clinical Research at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center in 2014. I am deeply involved in both local community and national professional societies serving as the Director of the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA) endoscopy committee and am a member of the CCHA celiac committee, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) celiac special interest group, CeliacKids (a pediatric multi-center celiac research focused collaborative), the Standards-Based Active Guideline Environment (a committee responsible for the establishment of guidelines for accommodating children with celiac disease within school settings across the United States), and the NASPGHAN Endoscopy committee. My clinical work and research focus on pediatric celiac disease (CeD) and have resulted in numerous publications, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters. This research has also helped to establish myself as an expert in the field of pediatric celiac disease leading to invitations to speak and be a moderator at both local and national meetings, including the internationally attended University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center educational preceptorship programs, the NASPGHAN annual meeting and Beyond Celiac. I have additionally been called up to provide celiac specific journal reviews as well as expert opinions to leading publications, including US News and World Report, Reader’s Digest and Reuter’s. The current application builds logically on my prior work in the field of pediatric celiac disease for which I have successfully administered the projects (staffing, research coordination, budgeting, data analysis and manuscript creation). In summary, I have the expertise, leadership, training, and motivation necessary to successfully carry out the proposed research projects.

  • John Jay Jernick

    John Jay Jernick

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHealth services research; guided self-care; health, education; outcome oriented decision processes.

  • Hanlee P. Ji

    Hanlee P. Ji

    Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy of Electrical Engineering
    On Leave from 03/01/2024 To 06/30/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCancer genomics and genetics, translational applications of next generation sequencing technologies, development of molecular signatures as prognostic and predictive biomarkers in oncology, primary genomic and proteomic technology development, cancer rearrangements, genome sequencing, big data analysis

  • Xiaolin Jia

    Xiaolin Jia

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsQuality improvement, palliative care

  • Can "Angela" Jiang

    Can "Angela" Jiang

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Can "Angela" Jiang is a board certified family physician who enjoys caring for the whole family, from newborn care to geriatrics. She has special interests in women's health, adolescent health, pediatrics, and medical student education. She specializes in primary care procedures including gynecologic procedures.

    Prior to medical school, Dr. Jiang was a high school biology teacher in Chicago with Teach for America and loves combining her passions for teaching and medicine on a daily basis at Stanford Family Medicine. Dr. Jiang also teaches residents at the Stanford Health Care-O'Connor Hospital residency program and is the director of the O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency Program (OSLER). Dr. Jiang is also passionate about community outreach and works with the Stanford Youth Diabetes Coaches Program.

    Outside of clinic, she enjoys hiking, reading, group fitness classes, traveling, and running after her two young kids.

  • Jocelyn Jiao, MD

    Jocelyn Jiao, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Jiao is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurologist with the Movement Disorders Center at Stanford Health Care. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences.

    Dr. Jiao has extensive experience providing comprehensive care for patients with different types of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. She is fellowship-trained in both movement disorders and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Jiao is developing an interdisciplinary neuropalliative clinic that emphasizes planning for the future and maximizes quality of life for people living with chronic neurological illness.

    Dr. Jiao’s research efforts include a pilot study assessing the impact of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for Parkinson’s-related motor symptoms upon mood and pain. Specifically, this work focuses on identifying correlations between DBS targets and reductions in medications that address depression, anxiety, and impulsivity symptoms that result from Parkinson’s treatments. Dr. Jiao has also completed a pilot study focused upon narrative medicine interventions for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

    Dr. Jiao has published her work in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Pain Medicine and the Journal of Neurosurgery. Dr. Jiao is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society , and the International Neuropalliative Care Society.

  • Tomas Jimenez

    Tomas Jimenez

    Professor of Sociology

    BioTomás Jiménez is Associate Professor of Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. He is also Director of the undergraduate program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Director of graduate studies in sociology. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity. His forthcoming book, The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants are Changing American Life (University of California Press, 2017), uses interviews from a race and class spectrum of Silicon Valley residents to show how a relational form of assimilation changes both newcomers (immigrants and their children) and established individuals (people born in the US to US-born parents). His first book, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity(University of California Press, 2010) draws on interviews and participant observation to understand how uninterrupted Mexican immigration influences the ethnic identity of later-generation Mexican Americans. The book was awarded the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Latinos/as Section Distinguished Book Award. Professor Jiménez has also published this research in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Science Quarterly, DuBois Review, and the Annual Review of Sociology.

    He is currently working several other projects. The first looks at how immigration becomes part of American national identity by studying a sample of high school US history textbooks from 1930-2005. A second project (with social psychologist John Dovidio (Yale), political scientist Deborah Schildkraut (Tufts), and social psychologist Yuen Ho (UCLA), uses survey data (with embedded experiments) and in-depth interviews to understand how state-level immigration policies shape the sense of belonging and related intergroup attitudes, behaviors, and support for immigration policies among immigrants and host-society members in the United States. This project is funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and the United Parcel Service Endowment Fund at Stanford. A third project (with graduate students Anna Boch and Katharina Roessler) uses Yelp! data to examine the contextual factors that predict whether Mexican food has entered a mainstream. In another project, Professor Jiménez, with Marrianne Cooper (Clayman Institute, Stanford University), and Chrystal Redekopp (Laboratory for Social Research, Stanford), are studying how Silicon Valley residents find alternative forms of housing in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world.

    Professor Jiménez has taught at the University of California, San Diego. He has been named a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer (2017-19). He has also been an Irvine Fellow at the New America Foundation and a Sage Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS). He was the American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow in the office of U.S. Rep. Michael Honda, where he served as a legislative aide for immigration, veterans’ affairs, housing, and election reform. His writing on policy has appeared in reports for the Immigration Policy Center, and he has written opinion-editorials on the topic of immigrant assimilation in several major news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, CNN.com, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Booil Jo

    Booil Jo

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLatent Variable Modeling, Causal Inference, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Missing Data Analysis, Mixture and Growth Mixture Modeling, Prevention Science Methodology.

  • Nawal L. Atwan Johansen, MD

    Nawal L. Atwan Johansen, MD

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Educational Programs and Services (EPS)

    BioDr. Nawal L. Atwan Johansen, MD, FACP is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. She practices as a primary care internal medicine physician in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. She received her BA from Princeton University, MD from Harvard Medical School, and Internal Medicine Residency training at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She served on the Stanford Medical School faculty as Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. In recognition of her excellence in patient care, she received the Stanford Health Care Faculty Recognition Award for Patient Centeredness for achieving the 99th percentile of patient satisfaction and likelihood to recommend scores.

    Dr. Johansen was selected by the Stanford Department of Medicine and the Stanford Health Care Administration to be the founding Medical Director of Stanford Health Care’s Clinical Advice Services to build a clinical triage program from the ground up for the entire Stanford Health Care enterprise, serving over 100 specialties, 2000 faculty physicians and over 1 million patients.

    Dr. Johansen is an experienced primary care physician focused on providing personalized, high quality care to her patients. Her expertise is in disease diagnosis and management, prevention of disease, health promotion, and advanced practices to promote long term wellness. Dr. Johansen has a private concierge medicine practice in Palo Alto, California. She is credentialed at Stanford Hospital and is a member of the Adjunct Clinical Teaching Faculty at Stanford Medical School.

  • Sara Johansen, MD

    Sara Johansen, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioSara Johansen, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. Dr. Johansen founded Stanford’s Digital Mental Health Clinic, where she collaborates with platforms like Meru Health and Headspace to provide digital mental health interventions to patients.

    Dr. Johansen works with mental health tech startups as a faculty advisor for Stanford Venture Studios and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Additionally, she is a faculty affiliate with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

    Dr. Johansen works in industry as a translational expert applying clinical principles to product development. She has particular expertise in the mental health impact of social media and has consulted with social media companies including TikTok and Meta in research and product development of safety features. She was an invited contributor to the Aspen Institute series on wellbeing, technology, and ethics, and the Stanford HAI seminar series for her work on the mental health impact of social media recommender systems.

  • Esther M. John

    Esther M. John

    Professor (Research) of Epidemiology and Population Health and of Medicine (Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. John has extensive expertise in conducting population-based epidemiologic studies and has led as Principal Investigator multiple large-scale studies, including multi-center studies with a study site in the San Francisco Bay Area with its diverse population. Many of her studies and collaborations investigated cancer health disparities. Her research has focused on the role of modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., body size, physical activity, diet), hormonal factors, early-life exposures, genetic variants, and gene-environment interactions; differences in risk factors by race/ethnicity, breast cancer subtypes, and prostate cancer subtypes; risk factors for familial breast cancer and second primary breast cancer, as well as prognostic factors related to survival disparities.

    As Principal Investigator, Dr. John has led a number of studies conducted in the San Francisco Bay Area, including:

    - the Northern California site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry, an on-going prospective multi-generational cohort of over 13,000 families established in 1995 at six international sites;
    - the Northern California site of the WECARE Study that investigates risk factors for second primary breast cancer;
    - the California site of the Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study that investigated genetic variability and breast cancer risk and survival in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white populations in the context of genetic admixture;
    - the Breast Cancer Etiology in Minorities (BEM) Study, a pooled analysis of risk factors for breast cancer subtypes in racial/ethnic minorities;
    - the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study, a population-based case-control study in nearly 5,000 Hispanic, African American and non-Hispanic white women that investigated the role of modifiable lifestyle factors and other risk factors;
    - the San Francisco Bay Area Prostate Cancer Study, a population-based case-control study of lifestyle and genetic risk factors for advanced and localized disease.

    These studies collected and pooled extensive data and biospecimens and continue to support numerous ancillary studies, collaborations and international consortia and have contributed to a better understanding of cancer risk and survival in racial/ethnic minority populations.

    Dr. John is also a founding PI of the LEGACY Girls Study, an on-going prospective cohort established in 2011 that investigates early life exposures in relation to pubertal development outcomes, breast tissue characteristics, and behavioral and psychosocial outcomes in the context of having a family history or breast cancer.

  • Roy Mattathu John, MD, PhD, FRCP

    Roy Mattathu John, MD, PhD, FRCP

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. John is a fellowship-trained cardiologist with more than 25 years of experience. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    He originally earned board certification in clinical cardiac electrophysiology in 1996 and has continued to recertify. He also has earned board certification in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

    Dr. John diagnoses and manages all forms of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. His special interests include catheter ablation for SVT, atrial arrhythmias, pacemaker and defibrillator implants, and lead extraction.

    He has conducted extensive research. He has participated in large multi-center clinical trials, including over 30 studies as a primary investigator of drugs, devices, and ablation techniques. He helped pioneer a new way to manage scar-related ventricular tachycardia. He also helped develop innovations in cardiac pacemaker technology.

    Dr. John has authored over 200 publications that include 126 original research papers. They have appeared in reputed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Lancet, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, Heart Rhythm, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, and many more. Topics have included innovative, new techniques and technologies for the treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, catheter ablation, lead extraction, cardiac pacing, and defibrillation.

    He was a member of the editorial board for Circulation and is currently on the editorial board of the publications Heart Rhythm Journal, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management.

    Dr. John also has written several chapters for medical textbooks such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Zipes Textbook on Cardiac Electrophysiology - Cell to Bedside, Conn’s Current Therapy, Electrical Disorders of the Heart, Cardiac Mapping, and many more.

    He has made invited presentations to his peers at scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Failure Society. He has delivered more than 60 national and international lectures. Subjects include cardiac pacing, defibrillation, heart failure, and arrhythmia management including catheter ablation for arrhythmias.

    Dr. John is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, and Royal College of Physicians of London.

    He has volunteered his time and expertise to provide free cardiac care to underserved patients in Bolivia, India, and Kenya.

  • Tyler Johnson

    Tyler Johnson

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

    BioDr. Tyler Johnson is a physician, author, educator, and humanitarian. At the Stanford University School of Medicine, he has held an appointment as a clinical assistant professor for six years. A medical oncologist, Dr. Johnson sees patients with all types of gastrointestinal malignancies and particularly focuses on patients with neuroendocrine tumors, colon cancer, and pancreas cancer.

    Dr. Johnson also serves as a leader of the Stanford inpatient oncology services, including supervising the oncology housestaff service. He is responsible, in conjunction with other leaders, for multiple major improvements in the functioning of Stanford hospital.

    Dr. Johnson views the practice of medicine largely as an educational endeavor. To that end, for many years he has taught medical students, residents, and fellows—including hosting them as temporary and longer-term apprentices in his oncology clinic and working with them on the inpatient housestaff oncology service. He emphasizes diversity and inclusion in his mentoring efforts and has worked tirelessly to promote the professional development of medical trainees across the training spectrum--from undergraduates to oncology fellows.

    The winner of multiple Stanford Medicine teaching awards, Dr. Johnson has established himself as a regional and increasingly as a national leader and innovator in the education of oncology fellows, including by developing novel teaching methods that have been presented across the country, including at national meetings. He also heads the Stanford oncology department’s curricular development and as part of that had developed a novel curricular approach that centers the needs and teaching abilities of oncology fellows. He also works as one of the principal faculty members of the Stanford Educators-4-CARE program.

    Dr. Johnson and his co-host, Henry Bair, became concerned about the loss of a shared sense of meaning in the medical profession and, together, have taught multiple classes in the Medical School and, in the spring of 2022, founded The Doctor's Art podcast. Over the remainder of 2022, this podcast became one of the five most listened-to medical podcasts in the nation, with a growing national and international listenership.

    Finally, Dr. Johnson is an author with a growing reputation for insightful analysis of the intersection of medicine, ethics, and spirituality. His writings has been featured by Religion News Service, the Salt Lake Tribune, BYU Studies, Dialogue, and The San Jose Mercury News, where he is a regular contributor.

  • Laura Johnston

    Laura Johnston

    Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical research in allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), more specifically, allogeneic transplantation and graft versus host disease. Exploring methods of improving prevention and treatment of GVHD as well as the long term follow-up and/or quality of life of affected patients.

  • Iain Johnstone

    Iain Johnstone

    Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor of Quantitative Science and Professor of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEmpirical bias/shrinkage estimation; non-parametric, smoothing; statistical inverse problems.

  • Noelle V Johnstone

    Noelle V Johnstone

    Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPediatric Hospital Medicine, Quality and Safety, Resident and Medical Student Education, Medical Humanities, International Child Health

  • nidhi johri

    nidhi johri

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Educational Programs and Services (EPS)

    BioDr. Nidhi Johri spent her childhood experiencing various cultures, languages, foods and living styles because of her father's job postings in different parts of India. After passing her medical exam in India, she gained admission into the prestigious Lady Hardinge Medical College (in New Delhi), which was one of the top ranked medical colleges in India.

    In medical school and clinical rotations, Dr. Johri liked helping patients cope with chronic diseases and provided comprehensive adult care, while forming long-term relationships with patients. She participated in various volunteer experiences that enhanced her knowledge of public health issues. In addition, she was responsible for the health and social welfare of a family living in a slum settlement. She took care of health issues such as anemia and dealt with other social problems facing the family. Moreover, she learned about community health issues by working in local epidemics.

    After getting married, she moved to the U.S. and pursued residency in University of Southern California in the field of Internal Medicine. She also worked as a researcher in the Stanford-Veteran Affairs Gastroenterology department.

    Before joining Bay Valley Medical group, Dr. Johri worked in Kaiser Permanente (Petaluma) as a primary care physician. Over the period of five years at Kaiser, she had build strong relationship with her patients while providing excellent care to her patients. She was greatly admired and appreciated by her patients. Due to her husband's job in South Bay (Area), she decided to leave Kaiser Petaluma and join the esteem group of doctors at Bay Valley Medical Group. In addition, Dr Johri has a special interest in obesity medicine and helps her patients with weight management. For her patients, she believes in being not only their doctor but also a friend.

    On the personal side, Dr Johri enjoys playing with her three year old son. She also writes fiction and hopes to get it published someday. Moreover, she enjoys cooking, traveling and watching Bollywood movies.

  • Andrea Jonas

    Andrea Jonas

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

    BioDr. Andrea Jonas is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University. She completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry and physics at Harvard University. She received her MD from Johns Hopkins University, where she stayed on to complete residency training in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service. She pursued fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Stanford University, where she additionally completed a research fellowship in health care innovation and systems design as part of the Clinical Excellence Research Center. Her research interests include integrating technological innovations into healthcare system practices to improve delivery of pulmonary and ICU services.

  • Evaleen Kay Jones

    Evaleen Kay Jones

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEvaleen Jones has a passion for Global Health Education. She is President, Founder of Child Family Health International, a non-profit 501©(3) $2 million organization that oversees the placement of 650+l students in immersion programs (a mini 'peace corps') in developing countries. She is also Board Certified in Addiction Medicine (American Society Addiction Medicine and a certified instructor of Mindfulness through the Center for Mind Body Medicine.

  • Neha Shirish Joshi, MD MS

    Neha Shirish Joshi, MD MS

    Clinical Scholar, Pediatrics
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

    BioNeha S Joshi, MD MS is a Clinical Scholar in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Stanford University. Her clinical responsibilities include caring for hospitalized children at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford as a board certified Pediatric Hospitalist, and neonatal resuscitation and the care of level I/II late preterm and term newborns as a Neonatal Hospitalist. Dr. Joshi completed her MD with Distinction at the University of California San Francisco, followed by both residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Joshi additionally completed a Masters in Clinical Research and Epidemiology at Stanford University. Her research program seeks to identify and implement high value care practices for late preterm and term infants during the birth hospitalization. Dr. Joshi's prior work has included the development of a clinical examination-based approach to identifying late preterm and term infants at risk for early onset sepsis; this work won the Jennifer Daru Memorial Award for manuscript with most potential to impact clinical care. Dr Joshi is currently working on identifying evidence-based admission criteria, clinical benchmarks, and quality markers for late preterm infants. Dr. Joshi's work has been supported by the NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award, the Gerber Foundation, and the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute.

  • Shashank V. Joshi, MD

    Shashank V. Joshi, MD

    Professor (Teaching) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development) and, by courtesy of Pediatrics and, of Education
    On Partial Leave from 10/15/2023 To 10/01/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Joshi's teaching and research focuses on increasing knowledge and effectiveness of school mental health, youth wellbeing, positive psychology, pediatric psychotherapy and medication interventions. Areas of study include: the therapeutic alliance in medical care, structured psychotherapy interventions, cultural issues in pediatrics, wellbeing promotion and suicide prevention in schools settings, and faculty development in graduate medical education.

  • Maria Juarez-Reyes

    Maria Juarez-Reyes

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Juarez-Reyes received her PhD in Health Psychology, MD and Internal Medicine residency training from the University of California at San Francisco. Her focus during medical training was in Behavioral Medicine. In 2010, she became board certified in Integrative Medicine through American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She is currently Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Department of Medicine, Stanford University. She serves as Site Director for Internal Medicine Residency program at Stanford. She developed “Beyond Stress”, a six-week group intervention for patients with stress, anxiety, and depression and is the Director of Behavioral health Group Medical Visits. This intervention has now been translated into Spanish, Mas Alla del Estres, and it is delivered to community based Spanish speaking cancer patients.
    Her current research evaluates integrative behavioral health group medical visits and the relationship to anxiety, depression, burnout, and sleep in primary care and Spanish speaking community-based populations. Her other health disparities research has been in tobacco cessation practices of community-based providers, breast cancer screening follow-up in Latinx women, Latinx adolescent reproductive behavior, medication eligibility criteria effects in ethnic subgroups, and TB treatment in urban county jails. She enjoys travel, walking with friends, anything science fiction and spending time with her family.

  • Nicholas Hedemann Juul

    Nicholas Hedemann Juul

    Instructor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMolecular and cellular biology of the distal lung
    High altitude medicine