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David Camacho Talavera
Clinical Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Bio Dr. David Talavera earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston where he worked in the Culture, Risk, and Reliance Lab. His research focused on examining the impact of race/ethnicity and acculturation in health outcomes and anxiety. His broader interests included developing culturally sensitive interventions for those suffering from chronic illness and pain. Dr. Talavera completed an APA-accredited Psychology Internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical school. He primarily worked at the Latino Mental Health Clinic, but also had rotations in Primary Care, the Acute Psychological Services, and the Psychology Emergency Services. It was at these sites where he gained added training in behavioral medicine, culturally competent care, and Spanish-language mental health services. Collectively, for Dr. Talavera, these experiences highlighted the critical role of race, ethnicity, and culture have on an individual?s experience of stress and health. As a result, he aims to incorporate these multicultural factors into his treatment and evaluation.
After internship, in 2019 he completed an APA-accredited Fellowship in Pain Psychology at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain. Dr. Talavera is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Anesthesia and works in the Stanford Pain Management Center. Dr. Talavera's professional interests include expanding pain psychology treatment modalities for underrepresented groups and Spanish-speaking populations. He aims to expand these services within the Stanford Health Care system and continue to teach/supervise on multicultural factors within pain psychology.
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs and Professor of Developmental Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We use genetic and cellular approaches to investigate the molecular basis of glial development and myelination in the zebrafish.
Instructor, Biomedical Data Science
Bio Suzanne Tamang is based at the Center for Population Health Sciences She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the City University of New York and completed her postdoctoral training at the Stanford's Center for Biomedical Bioinformatics.
At Stanford, Suzanne's collaborations span the Alcoa Research Consortium, the Clinical Excellence Research Center and the Stanford Cancer Institute. She is also affiliated with the Department of Rheumatology at UCSF.
Manjula Kurella Tamura
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am a clinical and health services investigator whose primary interest is in improving the quality of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care among older adults. My previous and current work aims to describe outcomes (especially geriatric outcomes) in older patients and to compare the effectiveness of different ESRD management strategies on these outcomes.
Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interest is in the use of molecular, flow cytometric, and cytogenetic methods to understand and characterize hematopoietic neoplasms. In addition, I have medical oversight of clinical laboratory informatics.
Jane C. Tan
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research relates to issues pertaining to clinical kidney transplantation. We have ongoing studies on the following topics.
1. Renal senescence and kidney transplant, and chronic allograft nephropathy.
2. Living donor safety and response to uninephrectomy.
3. Biomarkers for post-transplant monitoring.