Students, Residents, Fellows & Faculty Development


The S-SPIRE Center focuses on all aspects of health services and outcomes research that pertain to surgical care. Our broad research goal is to produce collaborative work that informs policy for improved delivery and that informs interventions for improved outcomes. We provide research support to the Stanford Department of Surgery in research design, analysis, and grant-writing in the form of consultations and workshops. We conduct active investigations focused specifically on:

• Shared decision making

• Coordination of care

• Disparities in cancer care

• Improvement science

• Costs and outcomes

Research Collaboration Program (Temporarily Paused)

The S-SPIRE team is happy to receive consultation requests related to health services research projects. Consultations consist of an initial in-person meeting at S-SPIRE Center to discuss short- and long-term quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research projects and follow-up assistance with research design, instrument development, analysis, interpretation, and write-up of methods/analysis for papers and grant proposals. Please plan for availability at least two weeks out. 

Work-In-Progress (WIP) Sessions

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a hybrid-model Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback.

The WIP is meant to be an opportunity to showcase work, opportunities, or didactic sessions. Also, an opportunity to workshop or dialogue about an idea, project, grant proposal, or paper.

Selected Work

Part of S-SPIRE's mission is to improve the value of healthcare through research that informs policy and implementation. Read selected published works from our faculty, researchers, and trainees.