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  • Lesley Park

    Lesley Park

    Sr Res Scientist-Basic Life, Epidemiology and Population Health

    BioStanford Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS)
    Associate Director, Education (2019-present)
    Director, PHS Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-present)
    Associate Director, Research and Data Strategy (2016-2019)

    Stanford Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEaD)
    Founding Co-Director (2020-present)

    Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS)
    Cancer Core Co-Director (2016-present)

    Dr. Lesley Park is one of the leaders of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS). PHS aims to improve the health of populations by bringing together diverse disciplines and data to understand and address social, environmental, behavioral, and biological factors. Dr. Park directs and oversees all of the educational and training initiatives at PHS, including the launching of our inaugural year of the AHEaD summer research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented and historically excluded groups in the health sciences.

    Within the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS), Dr. Park oversees cancer and COVID-19 outcomes research in persons with HIV/AIDS (PWH). Her research experience has focused on the intersection of cancer and HIV, examining epidemiologic methods for cancer research, cancer incidence trends, and cancer (particularly hepatocellular carcinoma) prevention in PWH. Dr. Park is an experienced epidemiologist, skilled in "big data" observational research, survival analysis, and SAS programming. She teaches courses in computing, data management, and epidemiologic analysis methods. Her prior experience includes research at the Yale School of Medicine and at the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR) at the Harvard School of Public Health.