Students, Residents, Fellows & Faculty Development


The S-SPIRE Center focuses on all aspects of health services and outcomes research that pertain to surgical care. Our broad research goal is to produce collaborative work that informs policy for improved delivery and that informs interventions for improved outcomes. We provide research support to the Stanford Department of Surgery in research design, analysis, and grant-writing in the form of consultations and workshops. We conduct active investigations focused specifically on:

• Shared decision making

• Coordination of care

• Disparities in cancer care

• Improvement science

• Costs and outcomes

Research Consultation Program

The S-SPIRE team is happy to receive consultation requests related to health services research projects. Consultations consist of an initial in-person meeting at S-SPIRE Center to discuss short- and long-term quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research projects and follow-up assistance with research design, instrument development, analysis, interpretation, and write-up of methods/analysis for papers and grant proposals. Please plan for availability at least two weeks out. 

Monthly Work In Progress (SOM CAMPUS)

Our monthly WIP session at Stanford School of Medicine features Stanford and guest faculty presentations of well-developed projects. This WIP takes place on the main campus and provides an opportunity to discuss high impact research, share a beer or soft drink with colleagues, and create synergy within the Stanford HSR/Surgery communities

Weekly Work In Progress (Arastradero)

Our weekly WIP sessions at 1070 Arastradero Rd feature trainees and faculty projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation. Anyone can attend and happy hour conditions apply here too