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Affiliated Stanford Faculty

David Donoho, PhD is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Statistics.  He is a mathematician who has made fundamental contributions to theoretical and computational statistics, as well as to signal processing and harmonic analysis. He has been a leader in proposing methods for enhancing Reproducible Research, including the development and routine application of software that can capture transparently all analyses performed in datasets.

Hank Greely, LD, is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences; Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics; and Director, Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Society. He specializes in the ethical, legal, and social implications of new biomedical technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience, genetics, or stem cell research.

David Magnus, PhD is Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford, where he is Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and co-Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Stanford Hospital and Clinics.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Bioethics, the leading journal in the field. Dr. Magnus has published articles on a range of topics in bioethics, particularly on issues concerning genetic technology, cloning, stem cell research, organ transplantation and issues at the end of life.

Ingram Olkin, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Education and of Statistics. He is considered as one of the fathers of meta-analytic methods for the combination of data from diverse studies and his work has been catalytic in promoting rigorous quantitative methods for summarizing research results, assessing biases in research, and informing policy actions. These methods have been applied in almost every field of scientific research and their use is increasing geometrically.

Douglas Owens, MD, MPH is the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor and Director of the Center for Health Policy in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor of Medicine, as well as Professor (by courtesy) of Health Research & Policy, and of Management Science and Operations. He is an internationally renowned leader in research on health policy, clinical policy, and the development of analytic methods for evaluating policy questions. He was previously director of the Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center. He is particularly interested in technology assessment and the application of decision theory to clinical/health policy problems.

Robert N. Proctor, PhD is Professor of the History of Science. He specializes in 20th century science, technology, and medicine, especially the history of controversy in those fields and projects on scientific rhetoric, the cultural production of ignorance (agnotology), and the history of expert witnessing.  He is a leading figure worldwide in dissecting policy biases and in spearheading efforts to understand the distortion of science and evidence in major problems such as the tobacco epidemic.

Londa Schiebinger, PhD, is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science in the History Department at Stanford University and Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Engineering Project. From 2004-2010, Schiebinger served as the Director of Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Over the past twenty years, Schiebinger's work has been devoted to teasing apart three pieces of the gender and science puzzle: the history of women's participation in science; the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge. Se has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She was awarded the 2010 Interdisceiplinary Leadership Award from Women's Health at Stanford Medical School and won the 2005 J. Worth Estes Prize from the American Association for the History of Medicine. Her work has been translated into thirteen languages. Her most recent book, with Rob Proctor, is Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance (2012).

Randall Stafford, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine at Stanford Prevention Research Center and Program Director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices. His research aims to advance scientific understanding of the forces that influence physician and patient behavior, with a focus on evaluating and modifying physician and patient practices to improve health outcomes through prevention.

Robert Tibshirani, PhD is Professor of Statistics and Professor of Health Research and Policy.  He is one of the most influential and widely-cited statisticians in the world, winner of the COPSS medal as outstanding young statistician under 40, and pioneer in machine learning, data mining and prediction methodologies used in the analysis of complex data in various “omics” platforms. He has a keen interest in improving post-publication review of research and the reproducibility of research findings.


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