Health Research and Policy

Media Contact List

Department of Health Research and Policy
HRP/Redwood Building T152
Stanford University
150 Governor's Lane
Stanford, California 94305-5405
(650) 723-5082

Media Relations:
Michelle Brandt
(650) 723-0272


Arnold Milstein, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center. A nationally recognized innovator in health-care policy and clinical performance improvement , Milstein is an expert on the Accountable Care Act. His focus is on testing new health-care delivery models that lower costs and improve clinical outcomes.

Victor Fuchs, PhD, professor emeritus of economics and of health policy and research and a member of the Stanford Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research. A pioneer in the field of health economics, Fuchs has published extensively on the cost of medical care and on determinants of health, with an emphasis on the role of socioeconomic factors. His current research examines the role of attitudes and beliefs in public support for national health insurance. Fuchs is an expert on the history of the U.S. health care system.

Laurence Baker, PhD, Chair, and Professor of health policy and research, chief of health services research and a fellow at the Stanford Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research. He is an economist interested in the organization and economic performance of the U.S. health-care system. Among his research interests are the effects of managed care on the health-care system; the effects of regulation on health-care markets; and the determinants and effects of technological change in medicine.

Alice Whittemore, PhD, professor of epidemiology, is an expert on population-based approaches to the understanding of the genetic and environmental mechanisms of various cancers.

Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and a member of the Stanford Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research. A health economist, he has a specific interest in vulnerable populations — the decisions they face that affect their health status and the effects of government policies and programs designed to benefit them. He can discuss the various economic impacts of the health-care law, including its financial viability, its effect on the federal budget, the costs of care and the impact of the health mandate on insurance coverage.

Philip Lavori, PhD, Professor of Health Research and Policy, develops faster, better ways to run clinical trials. He also is well versed in big data strategies for understanding correlations between genetics and human health.

Steven Goodman, MD, PhD, is associate dean for clinical and translational research at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the director of Stanford's new Population Health Sciences initiative, which is exploring ways to use unstructured health information in electronic medical records and large health-related databases for medical decision-making, developing novel approaches to extracting statistically relevant informatics that can be used for personalizing medical cures and treatments.

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