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Comprehensive Otolaryngology Outcomes Research Group


Key Research Areas

Health disparities are defined as variation in rates of disease occurrence and outcomes between sociodemographic and/or geographically defined population groups...

Head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Head and neck cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the world...

Hearing loss is the fourth highest cause of disability globally, with 466 million people suffering from disabling hearing loss worldwide.

Head & Neck Cancer Disparities Career Development Program

The Head and Neck Cancer Disparities Career Development Program was established 2020 to stimulate interest, mentor and train future leaders in head and neck disparities research.

Participation is open to medical students, residents, and visiting scholars. Trainees are directly involved in the conduct of research studies, and receive education in research methods through didactic sessions and research meetings. A core mission of the program is to recruit trainees with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. Stanford University is strongly committed to recruiting women, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as well as individuals with disabilities. Such individuals bring distinct experiences and perspectives on health-related issues faced by the varied community of individuals with head and neck cancer. Please contact Dr. Megwalu if interested in the program.

Health
Literacy

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic information and services needed to make appropriate decisions regarding their health. It is estimated that 90 million adults in the United States have inadequate health literacy. 

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Clifford I. Harris, MD
Faculty Liaison for Development
650.721.5659
cliff.harris@stanford.edu

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