School of Medicine
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Robert W. Carlson
Professor of Medicine (Oncology and General Internal Medicine/Medical Informatics) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical investigations in breast cancer include institutional and NSABP studies of chemoprevention, adjuvant therapy, psychosocial interventions, treatment of metastatic disease, methods of decreasing anthracycline cardiotoxicity, and modulation of multidrug resistance. Research in meta-analysis includes the performance of meta-analysis in a wide variety of settings in cancer treatment by the international Meta-Analysis Group in Cancer.
Stephen P. Fortmann, MD
C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Population-level (community) prevention of cardiovascular disease, epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, tobacco use cessation research, tobacco control policy, nutrition education, blood pressure control, and lipid disorders.
Alan M. Garber
Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Topics in the health economics of aging; health, insurance; optimal screening intervals; cost-effectiveness of, coronary surgery in the elderly; health care financing and delivery, in the United States and Japan; coronary heart disease
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The role of nutrition in individual and societal health, with particular interests in: plant-based diets, differential response to low-carb vs. low-fat weight loss diets by insulin resistance status, chronic disease prevention, randomized controlled trials, human nutrition, community based studies, Community Based Participatory Research, sustainable food movement (animal rights and welfare, global warming, human labor practices), stealth health, nutrition policy, nutrition guidelines
James Hallenbeck, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Discipline) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research in hospice and palliative care with emphases on physician education, cultural aspects of end-of-life care, and healthcare system issues.
Professor (Research) of Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My major research interests and activities over the next several years will focus on the development and evaluation of the objective measurement of physical activity in free-living populations using a variety of sensing devices and mobile phones for data collection and processing. Also, I will continue to direct the Stanford Heart Network with the major mission being to assist community-based CVD prevention/treatment programs implement more effective heart attack and stroke prevention programs.
John P.A. Ioannidis
C. F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention in the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy and, by courtesy, of Statistics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Evidence-based medicine
Clinical and molecular epidemiology
Human genome epidemiology
Reporting of research
Empirical evaluation of bias in research
Statistical methods and modeling
Meta-analysis and large-scale evidence
Prognosis, predictive and personalized medicine and health
Sociology of science
Shelli Kesler, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Shelli Kesler is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kesler’s academic research program focuses on the application of cognitive neuroscience to the study of clinical populations. Her laboratory seeks to identify the biological mechanisms underlying cognitive deficit, develop and implement novel behavioral interventions for cognitive dysfunction and improve cognitive neuroscience research methodology by introducing new tools for neuroimaging analyses.
Dr. Kesler is particularly interested in the neurotoxic effects of cancer, often referred to as “chemobrain”. She has helped advance this field of research by demonstrating that chemotherapy is associated with a pattern of subtle but diffuse brain injury. She has also introduced a novel, home-based cognitive training program for cancer survivors who are struggling with cognitive difficulties. She was a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award in 2008 for her research in cognition and cancer. Dr. Kesler is unique in that her research and clinical practice involves both children and adults. She has authored over 50 scientific publications as well as the book “Improving Cognitive Function After Cancer” for lay readers.
Professor (Research) of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research is focused on the development and evaluation of cigarette smoking prevention and cessation therapies and obesity prevention treatments for children, adolescents and adults.