Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert

Contact Information:
Centers for Health Policy and Primary Care and Outcomes Research
117 Encina Hall, Room 217
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6019
Phone: 650-721-2486
Fax: 650-723-1919

About Me:

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University in the Department of Medicine, a Core Faculty Member of the Centers for Health Policy and Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and a Faculty Affiliate at the Stanford Center for Longevity. My research interests, CV, and other details about my professional life can be found here. I am interested in a wide range of topics in decision science as it is applied to health policy, especially in international contexts, and welcome the opportunity to discuss and collaborate in these areas.

I was born in rural Maine in a town called Farmington and grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia, where I attended North Penn High School. One wonderful opportunity that I had while in high school was attending a Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. St. John's itself is a fascinating place that teaches student through discussions in seminar and with tutors based on a Great Books curriculum. TASP in this environment was an excellent educational experience at which I formed a number of long-lasting friendships -- an experience I would recommend to high school students.

I attended Harvard as an undergraduate where I studied History and Literature of America as well as a lot of electives in mathematics and computer science. Some excellent teachers included: Margo Seltzer, Harry Lewis, Michael D. Smith, Noel Ignatiev, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Sacvan Bercovitch, and Alan Heimert. David Eilenberg and I wrote Hasty Pudding 148 (Morocco 'Round the Clock). I met my wife Sara as an undergraduate, and we were married on July 5, 1998. From 1993 until 2008, I lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the exception of two years 1997-8 (Israel) and 2001-2 (Costa Rica).

The year in Costa Rica was spent in collaboration with my wife involved in community outreach and public health research relating to type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk factors in the rural areas surrounding Grecia, Costa Rica. It was an extremely influential experience in my life as it shifted my career focus from computer science and software engineering to computational modeling of diseases in populations and public health.

I also attended Harvard as a graduate student in Health Policy, concentrating in Decision Science. My advisor was Sue Goldie who was the chair of my thesis committee that also included Josh Salomon and Sendhil Mullainathan. During my dissertaton, I had the opportunity to work and do research in Cape Town, South Africa with Lynette Denny. For my final year at Harvard, I was affiliated with the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies as a Graduate Fellow, which afforded me access to an amazing community of scholars with diverse interests in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Family and Friends:

My wife, Sara, is an anesthesiologist, who trained at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests include patient safety and simulation. On June 12, 2007, she gave birth to our son, Eytan Shlomo, who some have described objectively as "absolutely delicious".

My parents, Jill and Larry Fiebert are social workers and therapists. My father published an interesting research report relating to the Indian-American and Korean-American communities in the area that his social service agency covers. The report is discussed in a number of articles including this one here.

My in-laws, Suzan and Fred Goldhaber, are teachers (of reading and theoretical physics, respectively). The Goldhabers have many physicists in the family, including my wife's grandfather Maurice, grandmother Trude, great-uncle Gerson, great-aunt Shulamit, uncle Michael, and brother David. David and his wife Ilana live in Palo Alto along with our nephew Zev and niece Shira.

I am fascinated by some of the things my friends do. I include some links to those with websites and other interesting web information here: Misha Kazhdan, Sharrona Pearl, Mark Galassi, Josh Greenfield, Jonathan Lipnick, Eliyana Adler, Rachel Milner Gillers, Vivek Mohta, Shani Offen, Heather Schofield, Mike Law, Yehuda Kurtzer, Mouli Natchu, Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Josh Meyer, David Eilenberg, Yoav Bergner.


Last Updated: September 6, 2008