Stanford

Population Health Sciences

The Population Health Sciences Initiative is a broad interdisciplinary program that aims to bring together basic and translational scientists to provide resources and facilitate collaborations focused on population-level questions, data and approaches.


Real-time data capture of online epidemiologic data among South Asians: Is it feasible and acceptable for enhancing population-based health research?

Year: 2015
Investigator: Scarlett Gomez, PhD, MPH, consulting associate professor of health research and policy; VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine


Probiotics in the U.S.: Integrating consumer reports, physician practices and patient behaviors to determine use patterns and implications

Year: 2015
Investigator: Julie Parsonnet, MD, professor of medicine and of health research and policy; Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, professor of medicine; Catherine Ley, PhD, senior research scientist


“The long-term effects of neighborhoods on health outcomes and behaviors: A quasi-experimental study

Year: 2015
Investigator: Justin White, PhD, postdoctoral scholar in heart disease prevention; Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine; Rita Hamad, MD, MPH, instructor of family medicine; Mads Melbye, MD, DMSc, consulting professor of medicine; Laust Mortensen, PhD, MSc, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen


Mapping access to surgical care: An investigation using geographic information systems for surgery and public health

Year: 2015
Investigator: Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH, assistant professor of surgery; Micaela Esquivel, MD, surgical resident and research fellow; Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, MD, MPH, surgery research fellow


The impacts of educational attainment on population health: An instrumental variables analysis

Year: 2015
Investigator: Rita Hamad, MD, MPH, instructor of family medicine; David Rehkopf, ScD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine


Using Google Street View to assess neighborhoods for population health research

Year: 2015
Investigator: Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH, consulting assistant professor of health research and policy; Scarlett Gomez, PhD, MPH, associate professor of health research and policy; Abby King, PhD, professor of health research and policy and of medicine


Land use change, social networks and cross-species disease transmission in western Uganda

Year: 2014
Investigator: Laura Bloomfield, graduate student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources.


Social and environmental determinants of DNA methylation: A population-based study

Year: 2014
Investigator: David Rehkopf, ScD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine.


Online cognitive-behavioral therapy for mild-to-moderate anxiety and depression in adolescents and young adults with chronic illness

Year: 2014
Investigator: Christy Sandborg, MD, professor of pediatrics.


Health coaching in a population management program to reduce stroke and vascular risk

Year: 2014
Investigator: Waimei Tai, MD, clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences. From the Clinical Excellence Research Center: Lucy Kalanithi, MD, postdoctoral scholar; Jared Conley, graduate student; Arnie Milstein, MD, professor of medicine and center director.
News story: http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2014/12/stanford-team-designs-process-for-reducing-stroke-disability.html


A comprehensive decision analysis framework supporting international chronic hepatitis-B control policy

Year: 2014
Investigator: Mehlika Toy, PhD, Asian Liver Center postdoctoral scholar; Samuel So, MD, professor of surgery.


BMI in the United States: Integrating infectious diseases into birth cohort, period and age effects in population surveys

Year: 2012
Investigator: Julie Parsonnet, professor of medicine and of health research and policy, and Shripad Tuljapurkar, professor of population studies and biological sciences


Personalized genetic testing for Stanford varsity athletes to help reduce sports-related injuries for those at risk

Year: 2012
Investigator: Stuart Kim, professor of developmental biology and of genetics


Novel statistical methods for monitoring drug safety and efficacy using large observational population databases

Year: 2012
Investigator: Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD


Prediction of acute risk of sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients

Year: 2012
Investigator: C Benjamin Goldstein, MPH, PhD


A pilot randomized trial of personal genomics for preventive cardiology

Year: 2012
Investigator: Joshua W. Knowles, MD, PhD, instructor of cardiovascular medicine


Predictors of quality health care delivery for patients in the ambulatory surgical setting

Year: 2012
Investigator: Tina Hernandez-Boussard, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of surgery


Methods to systematically screen for gene-environment interactions on serum lipid levels using general population health survey data

Year: 2012
Investigator: Atul J. Butte, MD, PhD, chief of systems medicine and associate professor of pediatrics and of genetics; John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, professor of medicine and of health research; and Chirag J. Patel, PhD


Long-term antibiotic use and weight gain in children and adolescents

Year: 2012
Investigator: Julie Parsonnet, professor of medicine and of health research and policy and Despina Contopoulos-Ioannidis


Creating new measures of changes in medical practice organization, and measuring their association with preventive care and prescribing appropriateness

Year: 2011
Investigator: Lawrence Baker, PhD, professor of health research and policy; M. Kate Bundorf, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of health research and policy; Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, professor of medicine


Development of integrated health outcome(s) model incorporating climatic and non-climatic factors for the study of malaria in India

Year: 2011
Investigator: Brian Blackburn, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine; John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, professor of medicine and of health research and policy; and Eric Lambin, MS, PhD, senior fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


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