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Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Bio Patricia Garcia, MD is a board certified gastroenterologist and fellowship trained neurogastroenterologist who specializes in treating disorders of gastrointestinal motility including trouble swallowing, heartburn, reflux, constipation, fecal incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Rehnborg Farquhar Professor
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
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Ion channels and signal transduction; patch clamp and fluorometric analysis; cell and molecular biology; cystic fibrosis gene therapy.
Biostatistician 1, Med/Quantitative Sciences Unit
Bio Rebecca is a biostatistician in the Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU) working on a variety of projects, with topics including developmental behavioral pediatrics, oncology, and cardiovascular medicine. She completed her MS in Statistics at Brigham Young University in 2016, where she collaborated with cardiologists to develop a new approach to diagnose rheumatic heart disease for her Master's thesis. Prior to joining the QSU, she worked in the Pediatric Critical Care division at the University of Utah, providing statistical support for a variety of projects ranging from a probiotics randomized controlled trial in children, to working with the state government to identify measures to improve highway safety. One of her long-term goals is to become involved with reproductive endocrinology and infertility research. Rebecca moderates a local book club and writes poetry and short stories in her spare time.
Masters Student in Community Health and Prevention Research, admitted Autumn 2016
Bio Ashlyn Gary graduated with Honors at Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, concentrating in the neurobiology of behavior and mental health.
She is most fascinated with the intersection between neuroscience and behavior--the underlying biological mechanisms behind behavior and the mental processes that motivate it.
Since her freshman year, Ashlyn worked as a student researcher at the Talbot Lab. Research at the Talbot Lab focuses on the development and function of glial cells in the vertebrate nervous system, using genetic approaches in zebrafish to discover new genes with essential functions in the glial cells. These projects provide novel insights into glial cell development and function, define pathways that may be disrupted in disease, and may provide new avenues toward therapies for diseases of glia.
Ashlyn's undergraduate honors thesis investigated the role of microglia in a lysosomal storage disease called Mucolipidosis type IV, in hopes of providing a novel insight into the origins, neurological mechanisms, and progression of neurodevelopmental defects characteristic of lysosomal storage disease patients. Her research was awarded the Stanford University Oral Communication Program Excellence for Honors Thesis Presentation.
During her undergraduate career, Ashlyn was also a health advocate and researcher for the Stanford Emergency Department (ED). As a health advocate, her community work attempted to understand the social determinants of health affecting patients in Stanford's ED by screening patients for social and legal needs such as problems with health insurance, food security, homelessness, and employment and connecting these patients to appropriate community resources and partnerships.
Beyond Stanford, Ashlyn aspires to become a physician because she wants to engage with people and empower them to improve their health. Committed to promote the health and well-being of others, she aims to address the special challenges and needs of diverse communities through the lens of medicine and public health. Next fall, Ashlyn will be pursuing her Masters of Science in Community Health & Prevention Research, where she will work at the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic and research precision mental health, integrating her interests in neuropsychiatry, biotechnology, and community outreach. Through this program, Ashlyn is excited to develop the research skills for a future career in medicine as an aspiring physician who is dedicated to serving at a community level, not just at an individual level.
Benny Gavi, MD, MTS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hospitalist Medicine