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Health Research and Policy

Emeriti: (Professors) Dan Bloch, John Farquhar, Victor R. Fuchs

Chair: Phil Lavori

Co-Chair: Robert Tibshirani

Professors: Laurence Baker, Bradley Efron, Trevor Hastie, Victor W. Henderson, Mark Hlatky, Iain M. Johnstone, Abby C. King, Philip W. Lavori, Ying Lu, Richard A. Olshen, Julie Parsonnet, Robert Tibshirani, Alice S. Whittemore, Dee W. West, Wing Wong

Associate Professor: Lorene M. Nelson, Chiara Sabatti

Assistant Professors: M. Kate Bundorf, Marc Coram, Allison Kurian, Mei-Chiung Shih, Weiva Sieh, Lu Tian

Assistant Professors (Clinical): Rita Popat, Kristin Sainani

Courtesy Professors: Stephen P. Fortmann, Alan M. Garber, Mary Goldstein, Daniel Kessler, Alex Macario, Yvonne Maldonado, Douglas Owens, Paul Wise

Courtesy Associate Professors: Jay Bhattacharya, Michael K. Gould, Paul Heidenreich, David R. Rogosa

Courtesy Assistant Professors: Grant Miller

Senior Lecturer: Irene Corso

Lecturers: Raymond Balise, Scarlett Gomez, Laurel Habel, De Kun Li, David Lilienfeld, Cynthia O'Malley, Caroline Tanner, Stephen Van Den Eeden

Consulting Professors: Gary Friedman, Elizabeth Holly, Marion Lee, George Lundberg, Peggy Reynolds, Joseph Selby

Consulting Associate Professors: Paul Barnett, Sally Glaser, Pamela Horn-Ross, Esther John, Ciaran Phibbs

Consulting Assistant Professors: Ellen Chang, Christina Clarke-Dur, Theresa Keegan, Bang Nguyen, Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Rudy Rull, Todd Wagner

Mail Code: 94305-5405

Phone: (650) 723-5456

Web Site:

Courses offered by the Department of Health Research and Policy are listed under the subject code HRP on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The Department of Health Research and Policy has three principal areas of scholarly interest:

  1. Biostatistics deals with scientific methodology in the medical sciences, emphasizing the use of statistical techniques.
  2. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of illness and impairment in human populations. Epidemiology training provides analytic tools for clinical and translational research, including studies of disease etiology, prevention, and therapy.
  3. Health Services Research is concerned with many aspects of health policy analysis in the public and private sectors

Graduate Programs in Health Research Policy

The Program in Epidemiology and the Program in Health Services Research are housed in the Department of Health Research and Policy. These programs offer M.S. degrees in Epidemiology and in Health Services Research. Students with an interest in pursuing advanced degrees with an emphasis on biostatistics can do so through programs offered by the Department of Statistics. Division of Biostatistics faculty participate in these programs.

For additional information, address inquiries to the Educational Coordinator, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Building, Room T138C, Stanford, California 94305-5405.

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