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Welcome to the Basu Lab at Stanford University

Our laboratory is part of Stanford’s Prevention Research Center—a division of the Department of Medicine that focuses on community-based chronic disease prevention through field-based randomized controlled trials, collaborative implementation of disease prevention programs in the community, and analysis of existing prevention initiatives. As part of this group, our laboratory works to develop and apply mathematical models and large-scale data analytic techniques to understand how to improve chronic disease prevention policies in both the United States and abroad. Our work emphasizes both substantive and methodological research questions. Substantively, we use mathematical models and statistical methods to analyze large-scale data revealing which chronic disease prevention programs are most effective, among whom, and why. Methodologically, we construct and validate new analytical approaches to incorporate complex demographic, economic and social science data into mathematical models and data analyses of disease processes and health systems to improve public health policy responses to epidemiological problems, particularly health disparities.