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  • Peter Chiu

    Peter Chiu

    Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2015

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Examining outcomes of operative intervention and medical management of both Stanford Type A and Type B dissection. I hope to use computational fluid dynamics in CT Angiogram to evaluate false lumen flow in the descending aorta after acute type B aortic dissection or repaired acute type A aortic dissection in order to predict aneurysmal dilatation in the chronic phase.

  • Rita Hamad

    Rita Hamad

    Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research investigates the pathways linking poverty and health disparities. In particular, I study the impact on health outcomes of social and economic factors using interdisciplinary causal inference methods. I am interested in the mechanisms through which adverse socioeconomic conditions get "under the skin" to cause health disparities.

  • Michelle Hauser

    Michelle Hauser

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Hauser is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency and a master of public administration at Harvard. She is also a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu. Her research interests blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition and culinary arts. They include: community-based participatory research (CBPR) utilizing lifestyle change interventions for those in underserved communities with, or at risk of, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity; weight loss; access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise; teaching nutrition and cooking skills to increase intake of plant-based foods; and increasing access to medical care for the underserved.

  • Mary-Elizabeth Percival

    Mary-Elizabeth Percival

    Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Hematology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary research interest is in improving outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). From a clinical trial standpoint, I am interested in combining novel small molecule inhibitors with conventional chemotherapy. From a population-based standpoint, I am conducting a retrospective analysis of outcomes in AML patients at Stanford who have undergone hematopoietic cell transplantation, as well as a collaborative project with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California analyzing outcomes in AML patients with data from the Surveillance and Epidemiology End Results (SEER).

  • Patrick Sullivan

    Patrick Sullivan

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2016

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in studying large-scale evidence, specifically through systematic reviews and meta-analyses; epidemiological methodology; and the evaluation of diagnostic, predictive, and screening tools.

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