Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Aslakson, Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Rebecca A. Aslakson is an Associate Professor at Stanford University with appointments in the Department of Primary Care & Population Health in the Palliative Care Section as well as the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Triple boarded in anesthesia, surgical critical care, and palliative medicine, Dr. Aslakson is an active researcher and clinician; her goal is to improve delivery of palliative medicine, particularly to perioperative and critically ill populations. 

Lisa Goldman Rosas, Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy and of Medicine

Lisa Goldman Rosas, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Instructor of Medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center where she is also the Research Director for the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices. Her research focuses on reducing obesity by discovering and addressing the many factors related to it, particularly upstream determinants that cannot be controlled on the personal level. By revealing such causes, she hopes to find community-based approaches that can reduce high BMI numbers more effectively.

Lianne Kurina, Associate Professor of Medicine

Lianne Kurina, PhD is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. Dr. Kurina's research program is focused on the physical and mental health of active-duty U.S. Army soldiers. She has developed the Stanford Military Data Repository (SMDR) in collaboration with colleagues at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General to enable large-scale cohort studies addressing disability, heat injury, musculoskeletal injuries, pregnancy outcomes, and behavioral health outcomes among soldiers.

Dr. Karl Lorenz, Professor of Medicine

Karl Lorenz, MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. His research encompasses implementing and interpreting routine pain and symptoms measures in general practice and specialty settings; literature synthesis and the development of standards, including guidelines and process quality indicators for symptom management and information and care planning; and methods for the development, implementation, and use of clinical informatics tools to improve the quality of palliative care practice.

Sara Singer, Professor of Medicine

Sara J. Singer, M.B.A., Ph.D., is a Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Professor by courtesy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Her research in the field of health care management and policy focuses on how organizational leadership and culture impact efforts to implement health delivery innovations, integrate patient care, and improve safety and reliability of health care organizations. A key feature of this research is the development of survey instruments that measure provider and patient perspectives on key interpersonal and organizational factors, enabling benchmarking, rapid and reliable feedback about the effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of delivery system innovations, and broader dissemination of more successful interventions.

Donna Zulman, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Donna Zulman, MD, MS, is an assistant professor in the division of Primary Care and Population Health, and an investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her research focuses on improving health care delivery for patients with multiple chronic conditions and complex medical and social needs, and optimizing health-related technology to personalize care and improve outcomes for high-risk patients.