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Aida Habtezion MD MSc.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Leukocyte recruitment & immune responses in diseases affecting digestive organs
Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Pediatric Perioperative Anesthesia Environment-demography, performance-based credentialing, outcome measurement;
Regional Pediatric Transport Systems-organization, resource management, patient care equipment, team composition, outcome measurement.
Disaster preparedness for hospitalized pediatric, neonatal and perinatal patients.
Affordable simulation for small-scale and assessment.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Bio Dr. Francois Haddad, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and specializes in the field of heart failure, transplantation, pulmonary hypertension and advanced cardio-vascular imaging. He also directs Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Biomarker and Phenotypic Core Laboratory whose mission is to identify the best biomarkers to detect, monitor and manage cardiovascular disease. Dr. Haddad has over 12 years of practice in the field of cardiology and has a special interest in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction also known as diastolic heart failure, pulmonary hypertension as well as systemic hypertension.
Jennifer Hah, MD, MS
Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Perioperative Recovery of Opioids Mood and Pain Trial
Jin S. Hahn, MD
Professor of Neurology, of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Clinical informatics and electronic health records
2. Neonatal and fetal neurology
3. Prenatal diagnosis neurodevelopmental anomalies
4. Personalized Health and Wellness Records
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Robert?s main areas of research interest include genetics, cancer epidemiology and cancer health disparities with a focus on genetic and epidemiologic studies of colon and breast cancer.
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. development of hospital operations centers coupled with sophisticated simulation capabilities
2. re-creation of near misses and adverse events
3. optimizing human and system performance during resuscitation
4. optimizing pattern recognition and situational awareness at the bedside
5. evaluation and optimization of debriefing
6. patient simulator design
Scott S. Hall, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary area of interest is understanding the pathogenesis of problem behaviors shown by individuals diagnosed with neurogenetic disorders such as fragile X syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome. I study methods for determining how environmental and biological factors can affect the development of aberrant behaviors in these syndromes. The end goal of my research is to create patient-specific methods for treating the symptoms of these disorders.
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 of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Principal Investigator
Infrastructure to facilitate discovery of autism genes
The purpose of this project is to facilitate the discovery of the genes that contribute autism by maintaining an infrastructure which research groups studying the genetics of autism can work collaboratively. This will be
accomplished through workshops, a Virtual Private Network, and access to a database that includes phenotype and genotype data from all participating groups.
A California Population-Based Twin Study of Autism
This will address several fundamental questions: (1) What is the heritability of autism (2) What is the contribution of genetic factors to variation in symptom dimensions? (3) Is there a continuum between the quantitative neurocognitive traits and clinical disorder? (4) What proportion of the variance in the neurocognitive traits is accounted for by genetic and non-genetic factors?
Center for Integrating Ethics in Genetics Research(Cho)
The goal of this project is to serve as a center of excellence in neurogenetics research, to develop a national model for bench, to bedside research ethics consultation, and to provide training opportunity in biomedical ethics.
Gene, Brain and Behavior in Turner Syndrome(Reiss)
The primary objective of this project is to use advanced, multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, analyses of X chromosome parent-of-origin and cognitive-behavioral assessment to elucidate the effects of monosomy and X-linked imprinting on neurodevelopment and neural function in a large cohort of young girls with Turner syndrome, pre-estrogen replacement.
Project F: Genomic Analysis in narcolepsy cataplexy
The goal of the project is to locate genes outside the HLA region that influence susceptibility to narcolepsy. In order to localize these genes we will carry out a linkage and association study in the most extensive world-wide collection of DNAs from well-characterized patients with narcolepsy and their families.
Casey H. Halpern, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are currently investigating the effects of deep brain stimulation in obesity using mouse models of human behavior. Many obese individuals exhibit behavioral disinhibition, a clinical feature of many neurologic and psychiatric conditions. We are dissecting the mesocorticolimbic circuit with novel techniques including optogenetics.
Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research focuses on developmental, cognitive and psychosocial factors involved in adolescents? and young adults? health-related decision-making, perceptions of risk and vulnerability, health communication and risk behavior. My research has focused on understanding and reducing health risk behaviors such as tobacco use, alcohol and marijuana use, risky driving, and risky sexual behavior.
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.
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Hammer's primary research interests are pediatric pharmacology and perioperative care of children undergoing cardiac surgery. He has numerous funded research projects in these areas, including an NIH grant for $4.3 million to study the pharmacology of sodium nitroprusside, a drug commonly used for blood pressure control in the operating room and ICU. Dr. Hammer has two other NIH grants and other ongoing research projects in the area of pediatric pharmacology.
Lawrence D. Hammer
Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr Hammer has had a longstanding interest in factors influencing the development of childhood obesity. In particular, his studies have focused on early determinants of eating behavior, physical activity, and parenting behavior in relation to early feeding decisions and parental influences on diet and eating. With the current epidemic of child obesity and it's comorbidities, he is currently involved in the development of protocols for adolescent bariatric surgery.
May Han, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Multiple sclerosis
Autoimmune CNS disorders
Philip C. Hanawalt
Dr. Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology and Professor of Dermatology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our current research focuses in two principal areas:
1. The molecular basis for diseases in which the pathway of transcription-coupled DNA repair is defective, including Cockyne syndrome (CS) and UV-sensitive syndrome (UVSS). Patients are severely sensitive to sunlight but get no cancers. See Hanawalt & Spivak, 2008, for review.
2. Transcription arrest by guanine-rich DNA sequences and non-canonical secondary structures. Transcription collisions with replication forks.
Steven Hancock, MD
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Outcomes of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Clinical research interests in the late effects of radiation on normal tissues and chemical modification of radiation injury. Hodgkins's disease and late effects of radiation and combined modality therapy. Radiation sensitizers. Hypoxic cell cytotoxins. Esophageal cancers.
General adult and pediatric radiation therapy.
Lawrence Crowley, M.D., Endowed Professor in Child Health
Current Research and Scholarly Interests His research and clinical work focuses on the development of interventional techniques for fetal and neonatal treatment of congenital heart disease, pulmonary, vascular physiology, and the neurologic impact of open-heart surgery. He developed and pioneered the “unifocalization” procedure, in which a single procedure is used to repair a complex and life-threatening congenital heart defect rather than several staged open-heart surgeries as performed by other surgeons.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy
Bio Dr. Wendy Hara specializes in the treatment of head and neck and skin cancers. Dr. Hara has a special interest in intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).
Sigurdis Haraldsdottir MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio Dr. Haraldsdottir specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies with a focus on colorectal cancer and malignancies with mismatch repair deficiency (microsatellite instability). She is a principal investigator on clinical trials in this field and conducts population-based research investigating the incidence of mismatch repair deficient tumors and Lynch syndrome, an inherited cancer syndrome.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Scientific breakthroughs often come on the heels of technological advances; advances that expose hidden truths of nature, and provide tools for engineering the world around us. Examples include the telescope (heliocentrism), the Michelson interferometer (relativity) and recombinant DNA (molecular evolution). Our lab explores innovative experimental approaches to problems in molecular biochemistry, focusing on technologies with the potential for broad impact.
Antonio Hardan, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The neurobiology of autism
Neuroimaging in individuals with autism
Psychopharmacological treatment of children and adults with autism and/or developmental disorders
Kate Hardy, Clin.Psych.D
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Kate Hardy is a California Licensed Psychologist who has specialized in working with individuals with psychosis for over 15 years in both research and clinical settings. Dr. Hardy received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She has worked in specialist early psychosis services in both the UK and the US, including UCSF?s Prodrome Assessment Research and Treatment (PART) program, where she completed her post-doctoral fellowship, and as Clinical Director for the Prevention and Recovery from Early Psychosis (PREP) program. Dr. Hardy has significant experience in providing CBTp to individuals with early psychosis, and those at risk of developing psychosis, in both individual and group settings and integration of this clinical intervention to broader systems and staff teams. She has led multiple trainings and workshops in CBTp to a wide variety of audiences including community clinicians, psychiatrists, and families, and provides ongoing supervision and consultation in this approach. Dr. Hardy is also involved in the implementation of national strategies to increase dissemination of early psychosis models with the aim of bringing these cutting edge treatments to a broader population.
Associate Professor of Radiology (Radiological Sciences Laboratory) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications including cardiovascular, abdominal, breast and musculoskeletal imaging. These applications require development of faster and more efficient MRI methods that provide improved diagnostic contrast compared with current methods. My work includes novel excitation schemes, efficient imaging methods and reconstruction tools. Please see my research site (above) for most up-to-date information.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Bio Dr. Harman graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford and a Palliative Care fellowship at the Palo Alto VA/Stanford program before joining the faculty at Stanford. She is the founding medical director of Palliative Care Services for Stanford Health Care and Associate Program Director for Stanford's Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her research and educational interests include communication training in healthcare and bioethics in end-of-life care.
Ciara Harraher, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in medical education and I am an Associate in the Practice of Medicine and doctoring with CARE ( E4C) Program. I am also interested in surgical outcomes research and I am involved in clinical trials studying brain tumors and stroke. I have also presented internationally on issues related to improving diversity in Neurosurgery.
E. John Harris Jr.
Professor of Surgery (Vascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in thrombosis and the role of thrombin and its receptor in venous wall remodeling following venous thrombosis. I am also interested in vascular hemodynamics and the use of ultrasound, MRI and computational modeling in evaluating arterial flow in exercise conditions.
Odette Harris, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Traumatic brain injury with a focus on epidemiology and outcomes.
Iliana Jaatmaa Harrysson
Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of reducing sodium intake and the burden of cardiovascular disease.
Medical Students attitudes, perceptions and willingness to learn about Reproductive Health
Griffith Harsh, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Microsurgical treatment of tumors of the brain, spinal cord, pituitary gland and skull base;
Radiosurgery of tumors;
Molecular biology of brain tumors.
Phillip M. Harter, MD
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Medical Education, particularly the role of simulation (part-task trainers, human patient simulators and virtual reality) in the education of medical students and residents. Also, the use of the internet for distance learning in health care professions.
Gary E Hartman, MD, MBA
Clinical Professor, Surgery - Pediatric Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery
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 A. Overdeck Professor, Professor of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Flexible statistical modelling, datamining, bioinformatics, and statistical computing.
Mary Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS
Stanford Medicine Professor of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My area of research is health services researcher focusing on surgical quality measurement and policy. I have a background and training in epidemiology coupled with my leadership roles in surgical quality measurement. My expertise and extensive experience in evaluation of surgical quality process and outcome linkage has impacted national policy and changed guidelines. We performed a comprehensive evaluation of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) implementation using national VA data. Defining robust metrics of surgical quality that are actionable and can lead to sustained improvement in our field are of utmost importance. I also have experience with risk prediction modeling for surgical patients. Our Decision Support for Safer Surgery study developed models of real-time risk prediction for major complications and prospectively validated our models in patients and with expert surgeons. We were able to discern where computational risk prediction has added value and where it falls short. We currently have a national study investigating readmissions following major surgical procedures to identify opportunities for improving care and reducing costs.
Melanie G Hayden Gephart
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests As a neurosurgeon with an active practice treating patients with brain tumors, my lab uniquely understands the pressing clinical questions in neuro-oncology. My masters degree in clinical research provides understanding of the translational potential of newly identified treatments through the development of clinical trials. My basic science postdoctoral fellowship studied tumor genomics and identified potentially targetable genes crucial in tumorigenesis. My lab currently studies the capacity of cellular and cell-free DNA to inform treatment choices in patients with brain tumors, and single cell and cell subtype-specific transcriptomics of infiltrating glioblastoma.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Hayward's research has focused on risk factors for the onset of adolescent internalizing disorders in adolescent girls and the role of early puberty specifically.
Paul Heidenreich, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests include
1) The cost-effectiveness of new cardiovascular technologies.
Example: tests to screen asymptomatic patients for left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
2) Interventions to improve the quality of care of patients with heart disease. Examples: include clinical reminders and home monitoring.
3) Outcomes research using existing clinical and administrative datasets.
4) Use of echocardiography to predict prognosis (e.g. diastolic dysfunction).
Boris D. Heifets, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Harnessing synaptic plasticity to treat neuropsychiatric disease
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Protein engineering
Wm. LeRoy Heinrichs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Surgical simulation; team-training in virtual environments; online training of healthcare providers in virtual environments; tele-medicine for acute & chronic disease management in virtual environments
Jeremy J. Heit, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology
Bio Dr. Jeremy Heit is an interventional neuroradiologist who specializes in treating stroke, brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, brain and spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae, carotid artery stenosis, vertebral body compression fractures, and congenital vascular malformations. Dr. Heit treats all of these conditions using minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures and state-of-the-art technology.
H Craig Heller
Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neurobiology of sleep, circadian rhythms, regulation of body temperature, mammalian hibernation, and human exercise physiology. Currently applying background in sleep and circadian neurobiology the understanding and correcting the learning disability of Down Syndrome.
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research focuses on the inner ear, from its earliest manifestation as one of the cranial placodes until it has developed into a mature and functioning organ. We are interested how the sensory epithelia of the inner ear that harbor the sensory hair cells develop, how the cells mature, and how these epithelia respond to toxic insults. The overarching goal of this research is to find was to regenerate lost sensory hair cells in mammals.
Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Helms' research interests center around regenerative medicine and craniofacial development.
Jaimie Henderson, MD
John and Jene Blume - Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests encompass several areas of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, including frameless stereotactic approaches for therapy delivery to deep brain nuclei; deformable patient-specific atlases for targeting brain structures; cortical physiology and its relationship to normal and pathological movement; neural prostheses; and the development of novel neuromodulatory techniques for the treatment of movement disorders, pain, and other neurological diseases.
Victor W. Henderson, MD, MS
Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research interests:
(1) Risk factors for age-associated cognitive decline and for dementia.
(2) Therapeutic strategies to improve cognitive function in aging and in dementia.
(3) Brain-–behavior relations as they pertain to human cognition.
Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Diagnosis of progressive stages of uterine cancer; classification of ovarian tumors; breast cancer diagnosis and prognostic factors, soft tissue neoplasm, uterine mesenchymal neoplasm.
Erin Hennessey, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Bio Dr. Hennessey is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University and her medical degree at Saint Louis University. Following an internship at St. John?s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, she completed her anesthesia and critical care training at Stanford University. Dr. Hennessey is board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the faculty at Stanford in 2012 and performs clinical duties on the following services: general anesthesia, anesthesia preoperative care clinic, cardiothoracic intensive care unit, and medical-surgical intensive care unit. Clinical areas of study include early mobility and delirium management of critically ill patients as well as patient-family interaction in the ICU. She currently serves as the Program Director of the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and as the Rotation Director for the Critical Care Core Clerkship at Stanford School of Medicine. Her medical education interests include simulation, flipped-classroom models, quality-improvement training for trainees, methods of assessment, and patient-doctor communication skills.
Heather Henri, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Bio Dr. Heather Henri practices Internal Medicine at Stanford Concierge Medicine.
Dr. Henri attended Stanford University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. At Stanford she was the recipient of the President's Award for Academic Excellence in the Freshman Year, awarded to the top 3% of students. She has been the recipient of an American Heart Association Internship at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She also was awarded two Howard Hughe's Institute summer Research Fellowships at the NIH, one at the National Cancer Institute and the second at the National Eye Institute.
In 2000, Dr. Henri graduated from Harvard Medical School. She then completed a Surgical Internship at Stanford Medical Center, followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Stanford in 2004. Between 2004 to 2013 she was a Faculty Physician at Stanford Internal Medicine.
Dr. Henri was named as a "Top Reviewer" based on the quality of reviews by the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2006. With Dr. Peter Rudd, she co-authored the chapter "Hypertension: Context and Managment" in the Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine published in 2007. Between 2006-2007 Dr. Henri was a member of the California Academic Collaborative on Chronic Care. She served as the Clinic Chief at Blake Wilbur of Stanford Medical Group from 2006-2009, as well as on the General Internal Medicine Executive Committee at Stanford between 2006-2009.
In August 2013, Dr. Henri joined Stanford Concierge Medicine. She also currently serves as Director of the American College of Physician's Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Course held in San Francisco. Dr. Henri has been a Reviewer for the American College of Physicians on multiple projects. She recently served on the Internal Medicine Essentials Text and Online Questions Editorial Review Board for the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Henri feels that comprehensive preventive care, combined with excellent patient-physician communication, is fundamental to her care of patients.
American Board of Internal Medicine Certification 2004, 2014
Fellow American College of Physicians 2016
Sr Research Engineer, Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research aims to improve our understanding of the health risks associated with exposure to tobacco marketing and provide a scientific rationale for new policies to reduce it. I also study use of media to promote and discourage adolescent tobacco use, and the impact of tobacco advertising on urge and craving to smoke.
Professor of Surgery, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Nerve regeneration and repair, evaluation of repair methods, modalities to enhance peripheral nerve regeneration, development of improved methods to analyze nerve regeneration.
2. Implementation of functional neuromuscular stimulation to paralytic deformities.
3. Computer modeling of upper limb function.
Professor of Radiology (General Radiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Imaging of cardiovascular diseases with CT, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery (General Surgery), of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research Center) and of Biomedical Data Science
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My background and expertise is in the field of computational biology, with concentration in health services research. A key focus of my research is to apply novel methods and tools to large clinical datasets for hypothesis generation, comparative effectiveness research, and the evaluation of quality healthcare delivery. My research involves managing and manipulating big data, which range from administrative claims data to electronic health records, and applying novel biostatistical techniques to innovatively assess clinical and policy related research questions at the population level. This research enables us to create formal, statistically rigid, evaluations of healthcare data using unique combinations of large datasets.
Professor of Biochemistry and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research is aimed at understanding the chemical and physical behavior underlying biological macromolecules and systems, as these behaviors define the capabilities and limitations of biology. Toward this end we study folding and catalysis by RNA, as well as catalysis by protein enzymes.
Leonore A. Herzenberg
Department of Genetics Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests B-cell lineage development and function; IgH rearrangement and repertoire analysis; HSC and lymphoid stem cells and lineages in mouse and man; T cell regulation of antibody responses; glutathione regulation of lymphoid and myeloid subst functions; development of advanced methods and software for Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) and related analyses.
Professor of Comparative Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The main interest of my lab is to understand how the properties of neocortical neurons, the circuits they form and the inputs they receive give rise to neuronal activity and behavior. Our approach includes behavioral studies, two-photon calcium imaging, in vivo whole cell recording in behaving animals and optogenetic methods to activate or to silence the activity of cortical neurons.
Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I work as a diagnostic surgical pathologist doing translational research in renal neoplasia and medical renal disease and neoplastic and medical liver disease. Subspecialty areas of clinical interest include diagnostic immunohistochemistry, renal, hepatic and transplant pathology.
Sarah Hilgenberg, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Physician-patient-family communication, patient experience; medical education; performance improvement; clinical pathway and orderset creation, implementation and use