Master of Science Degree in Health Policy

Master's Students

Harris Carmichael attended Medical College of Georgia for his MD, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha.  Harris and his wife Chelsea moved to Salt Lake City for hsi residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.  After completing residency, he stayed in Salt Lake City to serve as a Chief Medical Resident.  It was at the University of Utah where he first gained interest in best practice utilization and methods for education in Evidenced Based Clinical Practice.  He plans to continue research in Implementation and Care Delivery Science while stdying the individual and institutional barriers to best practice utilization.

Miquell Miller is originally from the Bahamas and hopes to serve diverse populations in her career. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Dillard University and medical degree from Stanford University. Currently, she is a General Surgery Resident at Stanford. Miquell is interested in addressing disparities in colorectal cancer for vulnerable populations and improving the care for these patients. She is also interested in cultural competency in surgical care.

Matthew Muffly is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Stanford interested in  the mismatch of available pediatric resources with the pediatric population in the U.S. and how those disparities can be reduced to improve health outcomes in pediatric patients.

In 2015, Tingting Qu received her PhD in Economics from Sun Yat-sen University, China. During 2014-2015, she visited the Institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, under the supervision of Professor Eddy van Doorslaer. After her graduation, she began to work as a research fellow at Sun Yat-sen University until June 2017.

Tingting is interested in economically evaluating health reform in China in terms of both demand-side and supply-side. Her previous publications consist of empirical studies on the effects of social health insurance on health care utilization and health expenditures in urban China. Her most recent working papers are studying potential effects of hospital administrations on behaviors of hospitals in China.

Dr. Lindsay Sceats is a general surgery resident at Stanford Hospital. Research interests include colorectal surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. She is supported by a Stanford Spectrum KL2 Training Grant.

Stacie Vilendrer received her MD/MBA at Stanford.  She is keenly interested in moving healthcare systems towards value-based reimbursement models and believes this will mitigate much fo the ballooning costs in healthcare.  She is also interested in optimizing electronic medical record design and better understanding how technology and articicial intelligence can improve healthcare's "quadruple aim" of improving patient outcomes, lowering costs, and improving the patient and physician experience.