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Industry Affiliates Program

We create forums where our care innovation researchers and industry affiliates can spark each other's thinking. Examples of such forums include our “boot camp” training sessions on emerging sources of value in healthcare, and our periodic national scientific conferences on topics ranging from re-thinking measurement of clinical productivity to novel uses of artificial intelligence to lower the cost of clinical workflow support systems. In addition, we create opportunities for recruitment of students and fellows. There are three tiers of membership, and we work collaboratively to identify the best tier for each member.

Some industry affiliates supplement their membership via customized research of joint interest. CERC operates an industry sponsored research program for this purpose. 

Faculty participants in CERC’s Affiliates Program

  •  Dr. Arnold Milstein, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), Stanford University
  •  Dr. Fei-fei Li, Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department, Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Stanford Vision Lab, Stanford University

Overview of Membership Benefits

The CERC Industry Affiliates Program offers three levels of membership: Strategic Partner ($250,000 per year); Associate ($75,000 per year); and Affiliate1, with the expectation of a three-year commitment. The table below summarizes member benefits at each level of membership.

1Affiliate Tier Eligibility: start-up organizations and small nonprofits with less than $1 million in annual revenue.

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information about the CERC Industry Program, please contact us at

Membership Policies

All CERC memberships are subject to Stanford University Policies for Industry Affiliates Programs.


Current members


The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a not-for-profit, has led efforts to transform US healthcare using the combined influence of some of the largest purchasers of healthcare services in the United States.

Evolent Health

Evolent Health is comprised of an experienced and committed group of health care professionals, unified by a passion for transforming the way health care is delivered and experienced in America.

Sponsored Research

Sponsored Projects are externally-funded activities in which a formal written agreement, i.e., a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, is entered into by Stanford University and by the sponsor. A sponsored project may be thought of as a transaction in which there is a specified statement of work with a related, reciprocal transfer of something of value. 

Gift Opportunities

Help us improve health care by supporting our interdisciplinary research and education programs.

The Clinical Excellence Research Center relies on the generous support of donors to discover, demonstrate and disseminate innovations that substantially improve the affordability and quality of health care.

Philanthropic support significantly helps to advance groundbreaking discoveries and train a new breed of health care innovators. Expendable and endowment gifts enable the Center to design and pilot test new models of care delivery, strengthen fellowship packages to attract the most promising postdoctoral scientists, recruit leading faculty, and foster novel and collaborative research.

Kindly consider making a gift online or learn more by contacting:

Erik Rausch, Senior Director of Development

Medical Center Development
Phone: 650.725.1005
Web: CERC Medical Giving page


Pilot Sites

Some organizations agree to act as pilot sites for CERC research.