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  • Deborah Kado

    Deborah Kado

    Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    BioDr. Kado is a board-certified, fellowship-trained doctor specializing in geriatrics. She serves as co-director of the Stanford Longevity Center. She is a professor of medicine and chief of research for the Geriatrics Section in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health. She is also the Director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

    For each patient, Dr. Kado prepares a personalized care plan. Her objective is to help all individuals maintain the best possible health and quality of life as they age.

    A special interest of Dr. Kado is bone health. She has conducted extensive research focused on osteoporosis and the related disorder hyperkyphosis.
    Since joining the UCLA faculty in 2000, she has received continuous funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications of her research findings in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Osteoporosis International, Journal of Gerontology and Medical Sciences, Journal of Geriatric Oncology, Nature Communications, and other peer-reviewed journals.

    In 2007, she defined hyperkyphosis as a new geriatric syndrome. Her discoveries in this field were first featured in the American College or Physician’s premier internal medicine journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Later, they also appeared in a dedicated chapter in UpToDate, the electronic resource providing evidence-based clinical decision support for doctors worldwide.

    Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Kado practiced at UC San Diego where she started a dedicated osteoporosis clinic for patient care and research. She later broadened her research interests beyond musculoskeletal aging to study other aging-related topics such as the gut microbiome in older men and the effects of cancer treatments on aging in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.

    Dr. Kado is a California native. She trained at UCSF and UCLA. She also earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, sponsored by the John Hartford Foundation.

    She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Gerontological Society of America, The Endocrine Society, and other professional organizations. She co-chairs the NIH National Institute on Aging Workshop for the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. She also participates in the Bone Health Working Group of the Society for Women’s Health Research.

  • Neil Kamdar

    Neil Kamdar

    Assistant Director of Analytics, Center for Population Health Sciences
    Biostatistician 3, Center for Population Health Sciences

    BioI am a health services researcher and applied methodologist focused on clinical and policy applications in disabilities research, women's health, general surgery, and mental health analyses. My focus has been on leveraging Medicare, private payer claims (Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), MarketScan, OptumInsight, etc.) and Medicaid to understand cost, utilization, and outcomes. This work has been foundational in the development of large-scale studies on vulnerable populations that have typically been under-served or insufficiently studies in the health services research domain.

    I serve as the Assistant Director of Analytics at the Center for Population Health Sciences at Stanford, focused on the development of the American Family Cohort (AFC) data, a primary care registry that provides substantial insights into clinical outcomes, utilization, and a particular focus on COVID-19 and Long COVID outcome analyses. Ancillary work would involve the development of research collaborations throughout Stanford Medicine with the interest in creating scholarship across the many domains of the Center for Population Health Sciences.

    In addition to this role at Stanford, I also maintain an appointment at the University of Michigan, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, where I serve as an analytic lead in the development of administrative claims and electronic medical records analyses leading to publications in general and subject-specific journals.

    I have been successful in being funded as a co-investigator with several federal and foundation agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Neilsen Foundation focused on traumatic spinal cord injury, among many others. I have also provided foundational analyses in the development of Clinical Quality Initiatives (CQIs), which are state-wide initiatives aimed at improving the health and efficiency of hospitals and institutions, with a focus on maternal and fetal medicine in the State of Michigan.

  • Ankita Kaulberg

    Ankita Kaulberg

    Head of Product, Our Voice Platform, Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Role at StanfordHead of Product, Our Voice Platform
    Stanford School of Medicine

  • Mathew Kiang

    Mathew Kiang

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health (Epidemiology)

    BioI am an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. My research lies at the intersection of computational epidemiology and social epidemiology. Methodologically, my work revolves around combining disparate data sources in epidemiologically meaningful ways. For example, I work with individual-level, non-health data (e.g., GPS, accelerometer, and other sensor data from smartphones), traditional health data (e.g., survey, health systems, or death certificate data), and third-party data (e.g., cellphone providers or ad-tech data). To do this, I use a variety of methods such as joint Bayesian spatial models, traditional epidemiologic models, dynamical models, microsimulation, and demographic analysis. Substantively, my work focuses on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities. For example, recently, my work has examined inequities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, cause-specific excess mortality, and drug poisonings. I have an NIDA-funded R00 examining equitable ways to improve treatment for opioid use disorder across structurally disadvantaged groups and am Co-I on a NIDA-funded R21 examining ways to use novel data sources (such as social media) to predict surges in opioid-related mortality.

  • Abby C. King

    Abby C. King

    David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy interests include applications of behavioral theory and social ecological approaches to achieve large scale changes impacting chronic disease prevention and control; expanding the reach and translation of evidence-based interventions through state-of-the-art technologies; exploring social and physical environmental influences on health; applying community participatory research perspectives to address health disparities; and policy-level approaches to health promotion/disease prevention.