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Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory aims to develop and test innovative approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and control of infectious diseases in resource-limited settings. We draw upon multiple fields including mathematical modeling, microbial genetics, field epidemiology, statistical inference and biodesign to work on challenging problems in infectious diseases, with an emphasis on tuberculosis and tropical diseases.
Themistocles L. Assimes, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic Epidemiology, Genetic Determinants of Complex Traits related to Cardiovasular Medicine, Coronary Artery Disease related pathway analyses and integrative genomics, Mendelian randomization studies, risk prediction for major adverse cardiovascular events, cardiovascular medicine related pharmacogenomics, ethnic differences in the determinants of Insulin Mediated Glucose Uptake, pharmacoepidemiology of cardiovascular drugs & outcomes
Professor of Health Research and Policy and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Baker's research is in the area of health economics, and focuses on the effects of financial incentives, organizational structures, and government policies on the health care delivery system, health care costs, and health outcomes.
Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Immunology and Rheumatology
Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2017
Fellow in Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
BioDr. Baker is a Clinical Instructor in Rheumatology at Stanford University with a focus on patient care, bench research, and clinical trials. He studied at Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He subsequently came to Stanford for his fellowship in Rheumatology and before becoming Clinical Instructor spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. William Robinson. He continues to work with Dr. Robinson conducting basic research related to characterizing novel autoantibodies in ANCA-vasculitis. He is also working with Dr. Mark Genovese on several clinical trials with a focus on systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome and IgG4-related disease.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Outcomes Research) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsmathematical models
social determinants of health
Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2016
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am researching the neurobiology underlying cognitive problems in pediatric epilepsy. I am using transcranial magnetic stimulation paired with EMG and EEG to study cortical excitability and plasticity in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS or Rolandic Epilepsy). I am investigating whether changes in plasticity affect a child's ability to learn.
Professor of Medicine (Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research), Senior Fellow at SIEPR and, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy and of Economics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on the constraints that vulnerable populations face in making decisions that affect their health status, as well as the effects of government policies and programs designed to benefit vulnerable populations.