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Alex Macario MD MBA
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Macario studies health care economics & outcomes, with a special focus on surgery and anesthesia. He is well known for helping develop the field of operating room management, and is keenly interested in the cost-effectiveness analyses of drugs and devices. For the past decade Dr. Macario has added medical education as a research priority to better understand methods to best teach students and residents. Google Scholar calculates Dr. Macario’s H-Index as 45 and his I-10 as 99.
Professor of Law and of Health Research and Policy
BioMichelle Mello is a leading empirical health law scholar whose research is focused on understanding the effects of law and regulation on health care delivery and population health outcomes. She is the author of more than 170 articles and book chapters on the medical malpractice system, medical errors and patient safety, public health law, regulation pf pharmaceuticals, biomedical research ethics and governance, obesity policy, and other topics. The recipient of a number of awards for her research, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine at the age of 40.
From 2000 to 2014, Dr. Mello was a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she directed the School’s Program in Law and Public Health. She has also served as a Lab Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
Dr. Mello teaches courses in torts and public health law. She holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School, a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a B.A. from Stanford University.
Administrative Associate, Health Research and Policy
Current Role at StanfordI provide administrative support to four distinguished faculty in the Epidemiology Division of the Department of Health Research & Policy:
-Lorene Nelson, Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
-Julia Simard, Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
-Victor Henderson, Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and of Neurology
-Abby C. King, Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
Adam S Miner Psy.D.
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2017
BioDr. Miner is an AI psychologist, who uses experimental and observational studies to improve the ability to conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize and respond to health issues. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) before joining the Department of Psychiatry as an Instructor and being awarded a Mentored Career Development Award (KL2) through Spectrum and the NIH.