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Jorge A. Banda
Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Banda?s research aims to design, test, and disseminate creative solutions to prevent and treat childhood obesity. His research focuses on two areas: 1) using current generation triaxial accelerometers and innovative data analysis strategies to improve measures of sleep, sedentary behavior, and physical activity in youth, and 2) developing direct observation instruments and protocols to rigorously evaluate physical activity interventions.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests mathematical models
social determinants of health
Cynthia Castro Sweet
Sr Research Scholar, Medicine - Med/Stanford Prevention Research Center
Current Role at Stanford Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Prevention Research Center
Research Project Director for the Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions lab (HARTS)
John W. Farquhar, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Chronic disease prevention, epidemiology of chronic diseases, community-based education for disease prevention, global health, politics and public health.
Stephen P. Fortmann, MD
C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Fortmann's interests include population-level (community) prevention of cardiovascular disease, the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, and the effects of the built environment on health. He has conducted research projects addressing tobacco use cessation, tobacco control policy, the role of retail marketing on youth tobacco use, nutrition education, blood pressure control, and lipid disorders.
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
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.