Stanford

Community Engagement

The Office of Community Health (OCH) serves as a centralized resource to facilitate communication between students, faculty, and community partners regarding collaborative community health projects.


The EARN-Health trial: Improving social determinants of health through a community-based savings and debt-reduction program

Year: 2015
Investigator: Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine; Mark Cullen, MD, professor of medicine; David Rehkopf, ScD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine; Sepideh Modrek, PhD, instructor of medicine; Justin White, PhD, postdoctoral scholar in heart disease prevention


Early psychosis outreach and education in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties: A community-engaged, public health initiative

Year: 2015
Investigator: Steven Adelsheim, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Nev Jones, PhD, postdoctoral scholar; Kate Hardy, ClinPsyD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


Developing a novel clinic intervention to reduce substance use among detained youth

Year: 2015
Investigator: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, professor of pediatrics; Arash Anoshiravani, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics; Maria Roditis, PhD, postdoctoral scholar in adolescent medicine


Fighting food insecurity and hunger in East Palo Alto: Evaluation and dissemination of a collaborative public-private partnership model

Year: 2014
Investigator: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics; Janine Bruce, DrPH, MPH, pediatric advocacy program director, partnering with Ravenswood City School District and YMCA of Silicon Valley.


HealthyU and environmental conservation: A shared journey

Year: 2014
Investigator: Eunice Rodriguez, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics; Rodolfo Dirzo, PhD, professor of biology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, partnering with Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and Hoover Community School in Redwood City.


Incorporating historical and intergenerational trauma to prevent diabetes in urban American Indians

Year: 2014
Investigator: Randall Stafford, MD PhD, professor of medicine; Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, instructor of medicine, partnering with Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley.
In clinical trials: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02266576


Safety First: Head Start parents advocating for safe physical activity in their community

Year: 2012
Investigator: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, Elizabeth Baca, MD, clinical instructor of pediatrics, and Janine Bruce, MPH, program director for the School of Medicine's Pediatric Advocacy Program, partnering with the Institute for Human and Social Development and the City of East Palo Alto.
Presentations:
https://www2.aap.org/commpeds/cpti/HALReport.pd


Toward school-based mental health interventions: Building a partnership between the Stanford Early Life Stress Research Program and the Ravenswood City School District

Year: 2012
Investigator: Victor Carrion, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, partnering with the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.


A multi-user platform leveraging text messaging to improve glucose management among adolescent type-1 diabetics

Year: 2012
Investigator: Bruce Buckingham, MD, professor, and Avni Shah, MD, clinical assistant professor, both in pediatric endocrinology, partnering with San Mateo Medical Center and Medic Mobile.


Advocating for environments that support active living using the Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool: A community-based participatory research approach

Year: 2012
Investigator: Abby King, PhD, professor of health research and policy and of medicine, and Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, both at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, partnering with the Fair Oaks Family Health Center in Redwood City.
Journal article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749379712009361
News articles:
http://stanfordmedicine.org/communitynews/2013fall/streetsmart.html
http://sm.stanford.edu/archive/stanmed/2013summer/article4.html


Teaching humanities to improve empathy and diagnostic skills: Implementation and evaluation of an educational intervention for medicine residents at a safety net teaching hospital

Year: 2012
Investigator: Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor and chief of general internal medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and Yeuen Kim, MD, clinical assistant professor, partnering with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Journal article: http://www.iamse.org/jiamse/volume23-2/23-2_complete.pdf


Strengthening emerging community-based participatory research collaboration and practices

Year: 2012
Investigator: Randall Stafford, MD, PhD and Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, MPH, instructor of medicine, both at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, partnering with the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley.


Validation of biomarkers for diabetic nephropathy in a community-based health-care setting

Year: 2011
Investigator: Vivek Bhalla, MD, assistant professor of nephrology, partnering with Palo Alto Medical Foundation.


Fighting hunger in East Palo Alto: Identifying innovative community-based strategies for pediatricians to support local community partners

Year: 2011
Investigator: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Elizabeth Baca, MD, clinical instructor of pediatrics, partnering with Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto.


A targeted intervention addressing the emotional needs of high-risk youth through a family wellness program

Year: 2011
Investigator: Victor Carrion, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Daryn Reicherter, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, partnering with Ravenswood Family Health Center and the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula.
Journal article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23299835


Molecular surveillance of HIV-1 transmission and drug resistance networks in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties

Year: 2011
Investigator: David Katzenstein, MD, professor of infectious diseases, partnering with Stanford Positive Care Clinic, Ira Green Positive PACE Clinic and San Mateo Medical Center.


Developing community-based mental health interventions to prevent the transmission of trauma from survivors of torture to their children

Year: 2011
Investigator: Suzan Song, MD, MPH, postdoctoral scholar in psychiatry, partnering with Center for Survivors of Torture at the Asian Americans for Community Involvement.


Evaluating risk factors for HIV and acceptability of HIV testing at two community-based substance treatment centers

Year: 2011
Investigator: Annie Talbot, MD, clinical assistant professor of infectious diseases, and Andrew Zolopa, MD, associate professor of infectious diseases, partnering with County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health, Mariposa Lodge and Vida Nueva.


Evaluation of a one-day intensive mindfulness-based training program for incarcerated youth in San Mateo County 


Year: 2010 Investigators: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MS, pediatric resident, partnering with The Mind Body Awareness Project.
Journal article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/camh.12019/abstract


Building mutual capacity for community-based outcomes research in pediatric bereavement

Year: 2010 Investigators: LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, partnering with Circle of Care Program, East Bay Agency for Children.


Improving metabolic health in patients with severe mental illness 


Year: 2010 Investigators: Sun H. Kim, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, partnering with San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.


Developing community participatory-based neighborhood audit tools to promote healthful eating and active living in local counties

Year: 2010 Investigators: Abby C. King, PhD, professor of health research and policy and of medicine, and Christopher D. Gardner, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, partnering with San Mateo County Health System and BRIDGE Housing Corporation.
Journal article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24073118


Sustaining community-academic partnerships to conduct community-based participatory research

Year: 2010 Investigators: Dee West, PhD, professor of health research and policy, and Bang Nguyen, Dr.PH, consulting assistant professor of health research and policy, partnering with Community Health Partnership.


Understanding the health needs of refugee foster care youth in Santa Clara County

Year: 2009 Investigators: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Meg Itoh, MD, Pediatric Resident, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, partnering with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.


Improving care for chronic disease through a community partnership

Year: 2009 Halsted R. Holman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, School of Medicine, partnering with Santa Clara Family Health Plan.


Efficacy of education and community center vaccination to reduce chronic hepatitis B

Year: 2009 Investigators: Samuel So, MD, FACS, director of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, partnering with Asian Americans for Community Involvement.
Journal article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3130910


Building community academic partnerships for cancer control research

Year: 2009 Investigators: Dee West, PhD, professor of health research and policy, and Bang Nguyen, Dr.PH, consulting assistant professor of health research and policy, partnering with Community Health Partnership.


Refining and disseminating HealthyU: A health science learning journey

Year: 2009 Investigators: Eunice Rodriguez, Dr.PH, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine and Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD, MPH, clinical professor, Clinic Chief, Stanford Family and Community Medicine, partnering with San Jose Unified School District.


Translation of group-based behavioral obesity treatments to extend community reach

Year: 2009 Investigators: Michaela Kiernan, PhD, senior research scientist, Stanford Prevention Research Center, partnering with San Mateo County.
Journal article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15598664


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