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Profile/E-mail
Affiliations/Appointments Research Interests
Blumenthal, Paul, MD, MPH
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director: Family Planning Services and Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director: Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services
Obstetrics and Gynecology, family planning services, advanced contraception
Emphasis: Improving Access to Family Planning Services in Low Resource Settings.
Brooks, James, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Urology
Affiliated Faculty: BioX
Gene expression profiling to investigate the transciptional and DNA copy-number changes that occur in prostate and kidney cancer.
Emphasis: Identifying novel diagnostic and prognostic markers for prostate and kidney cancers.
Bugos, Kelly, RN, NP, MS
School of Medicine Profile 
Nurse Practioner, Program Manager: Medicine - BMT Division
Hematological Malignancies. Patient education and community communications.
Emphasis: Community Outreach
Carlson, Robert, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Oncology
NSABP studies
Studies of chemoprevention, adjuvant therapy, psychosocial interventions, treatment of metastatic disease, methods of decreasing anthracycline cardiotoxicity, and modulation of multi-drug resistance.
Emphasis: Clinical investigations in breast cancer
Cook, Karen, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Sociology Chair - Sociology Department
Issues of trust in social relations and networks; collaborative research on physician-patient trust.
Emphasis: Physician-patient trust issues
Crawley, LaVera, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor:Pediatrics - Genetics Division
Center for Bioethics (SCBE)
Health disparities; palliative & EOL care; behavioral interventions; communication
Emphasis: Biomedcal Ethics
Ford, James, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Medicine - Oncology, Genetics
Associate Professor(by courtesy):Pediatrics
Children’s Health Initiative
Cancer Genetics, DNA repair, Breast and GI cancers
Emphasis: Cancer Genetics
Gardner, Christopher, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor (Research):Medicine-Stanford Prevention Research Center
Associte: CHP/PCOR
Nutrition, isoflavones, plant-based diets, antioxidants
Emphasis: Nutrition
Haile, Robert, Dr PH
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Director: Population Science
Acting Professor Medicine: Oncology
Environmental and genetic epidemiology, high risk popultaions
Emphasis:Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lynch Syndrome
Hallenbeck, James, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Medicine- General Internal Medicine
Hub Site Director: VA Palo Alto Nationwide Palliative Care Network
Research in hospice and palliative care with emphases on physician education, cultural aspects of end-of-life care, and healthcare system issues.
Emphasis: End of life care
Halpern, Jerry, PhD
Profile 
Senior Research Scientist Emeritus: HRP - Biostatistics Statistical consulting, biostatistics
Emphasis: Biostatistics
Hernandez-Boussard, Tina, MPH, PhD
Profile 
Assistant Professor Medicine: Surgery Health care delivery, management and evaluation
Emphasis: Patient Safety
Ioannidis, John, MD, DSc
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center,
HRP-Epidemiology
Evidence-based medicine, clinical investigation, clinical and molecular epidemiology, clinical research methodology, empirical research methods, statistics, and genomics.
Emphasis: Interdisciplinary enhancement of existing research methods for study design and analysis in biomedicine
Kesler, Shelli, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor:
Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Affiliate:BioX
Assessment and treatment of cognitive deficits related to medical problems, particularly cancer. Multi-level research involving neuropsychology, neuroimaging and genetics.
Emphasis: Assessment and treatment of cognitive deficits related to cancer
Killen, Joel, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor(Research):Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center Development and evaluation of cigarette smoking prevention and cessation therapies and obesity prevention treatments for children, adolescents and adults.
Emphasis: Smoking Cessation
King, Abby, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center, HRP-Epidemiology Behavioral and lifestyle interventions; prevention; built environment influences on cancer prevention and control; applications of communication technologies to reduce risk.
Emphasis: Environmental Influences
Kohrman, Matthew, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Anthropology Department and Asia Health Policy Program Policy development, social analysis, and intervention sciences regarding smoking behaviors and nicotine addiction. Conducting several studies in modern China.
Emphasis: Smoking Behaviors
Koopman, Cheryl, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor (Research): Medicine - Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Behavioral and lifestyle interventions; prevention
Emphasis: Breast and Gynecological Cancer
Kurian, Allison, MD, MSc
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor: Medicine - Oncology
Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Associate Director: Stanford Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
Analyses of ethnic differences in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, computer-based simulation modeling to evaluate new approaches to cancer screening and prevention.
Emphasis: Identification of groups at elevated risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and development and evaluation of techniques for early cancer detection and risk reduction.
Ladabaum, Uri, MD, MS
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology Gastrointestinal cancer prevention and risk management. Risk stratification. Cost-effectiveness analysis. Health services research. .
Emphasis: Gastrointestinal cancer prevention
Lorig, Kate, DrPh
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor Emeritus: Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology Outcomes (behavior, health status, health care utilization) of community based chronic disease patient education in English and Spanish.
Emphasis: self-management and Internet self-management for chronic disease
Nguyen, Bang, MPP, Dr PH
School of Medicine Profile 
Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Cancer control, prevention, and early detection; underserved populations; breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer
Emphasis: Cancer disparities
Oakley-Girvan, Ingrid, PhD
CPIC Profile 
Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Prostate, Ovarian, Breast cancers incidence and survival, genes and environment, modifiable lifestyle factors, disparities
Emphasis: Cancer disparities
Olshen, Richard, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: HRP - Biostatistics
Professor (by courtesy): Electrical Engineering, Statistics
Participating Faculty: Biomedical Informatics
Affiliate:BioX
Associate: CHP/PCOR
Statistics and their applications to medicine and biology including, but not limited to developing sample reuse methods for longitudinal data concerning gait analysis, renal physiology, cholesterol and molecular genetics. Use of tree-structured algorithms to study cancer and other human diseases by association of SNPs and other predictors.
Emphasis: Biomedical Statistics and Genetics
Palesh, Oxana, PhD, MPH
School of Medicine Profile 

Acting Assistant Professor:
Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Director: Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research

Impact of cancer treatments on sleep, fatigue and quality of life. The impact of behavioral and pharmacological interventions on improving sleep.
Emphasis: Cancer treatments and quality of life
Periyakoil, VJ,MB,BS,MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Senior Research Scholar: Medicine - Med/General Internal Medicine
Program Director: Stanford GIM Palliative Care Fellowship Program
VA: Santa Clara University and VA Palliative Care Network
Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Emphasis: Palliative Medicine
Presti, Joseph, Jr, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Urology
Associate Chair: Department of Urology
Director: Urologic Oncology Division
Detection of prostate cancer, active surveillance for prostate cancer
Emphasis: Prostate Cancer
Rhoads, Kim MD, MPH
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor: Medicine - Surgery
Health Services Research
Director: Cancer Education and Community Partnership, Stanford Cancer Center, CPIC
Disparities in surgical care and cancer outcomes; surgical quality improvement, public reporting and pay-for performance
Emphasis: Institutional factors affecting disparities in surgical outcomes in cancer
Robinson, Thomas, MD, MPH
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center, Pediatrics Children’s Health Initiative Center of Excellence Behavioral, social, environmental, and policy interventions to prevent obesity, improve dietary intake, increase physical activity, and prevent tobacco use in children and families.
Emphasis: Social Policy and Interventions
Shariff-Marco, Salma, MPH, PhD
CPIC Profile 
Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California The role of social determinants of health and how they contribute to cancer disparities
Emphasis: Racial/ethnic discrimination measure for use in population-based health surveys
So, Samuel, MD, FACS
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Surgery
Director: Asian Liver Center
Development of new strategies that will lead to the elimination of hepatitis B worldwide and reduce the threat and incidence of liver cancer. Translational and clinical research, early detection and treatment, education promotion, awareness and immunization.
Emphasis: Liver Cancer Translational and Clinical Research
Spiegel, David, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Psychiatry and Behavioral Science,
Director: Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine, PTS Lab
Stress, the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis and Breast Cancer Progression; Effects of psychosocial support on quality of life and cancer progression
Emphasis: Quality of Life
Stafford, Randall, MD, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine- Stanford Prevention Research Center
Director: Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices
Fellow: CHP/PCOR
Disease treatment and prevention, particularly the adoption of new practices and technologies
Emphasis: Prevention and Treatment Technologies
Stefanick, Marcia, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine- Stanford Prevention Research Center
Women's Health Initiative (NLBI)
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
MrOS (NIAMS)
Women's health & chronic disease (heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis); prevention research/health promotion in both sexes: lifestyle (exercise, weight control, diet). Role of sex hormones & sex/gender differences in physiology related to cardiovascular and cancer biology and body composition. Menopause and aging.
Emphasis: Women's health lifestyle factors
Swetter, Susan, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Dermatology
Member:Cutaneous Oncology Group
Melanoma-cancer control, epidemiology, early detection and screening (secondary prevention) in high-risk groups.
Emphasis: Melanoma prevention and control
Tang, Jean, MD, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor: Medicine - Dermatology Treatment and prevention of non-melanoma skin cancer.
Emphasis: Tumor signaling pathways
Tierney, D. Katherine, RN, PhD
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Bone Marrow Transplant Bone Marrow Transplant Methodology
Emphasis: Clinical problems, shared decision making
Tsao, Philip, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Affiliated Faculty: BioX
Abdominal aortic aneurysms
Emphasis: Cardiovascular Medicine
Wagner, Todd, PhD
VA Profile 
Researcher: VA, Palo Alto Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Fellow: CHP/PCOR
Consumer health information; cost-effectiveness analysis; willingness to pay; financing for institutional review boards; quality of life measurement
Emphasis: Prognosis and Survival
Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer
Wakelee, Heather, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor - Med Center Line: Medicine - Oncology Medical Oncology: Leptommeningeal Disease, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thoracic Cancers; Investigational Therapeutics
Emphasis: Lung and Thoracic Cancers
Westphal, Lynn, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor - Med Center Line: Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliated Faculty: BioX
Infertility, fertility preservation, oocyte cryopreservation
Emphasis: Fertility preservation in cancer patients
Winkleby, Marilyn, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center
Faculty Director: Office of Community Health
Health of low-income, ethnic minority, and other medically underserved populations.
Emphasis: Treatment disparities
CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Ramchandran, Kavitha, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Assistant Professor: Medicine - General Internal Medicine Sex differences in susceptibility to carcinogens.
Emphasis: Palliative care
Weitlauf, Julie, PhD, MA
VA Profile 
Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated): Psychiatry
Psychologist: VA Palo Alto
Cancer screening research.
Emphasis: Education and outreach

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