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  • Rita Hamad

    Rita Hamad

    Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research investigates the pathways linking poverty and health disparities. In particular, I study the impact on health outcomes of social and economic factors using interdisciplinary causal inference methods. I am interested in the mechanisms through which adverse socioeconomic conditions get "under the skin" to cause health disparities.

  • Michelle Hauser

    Michelle Hauser

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Hauser is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency and a master of public administration at Harvard. She is also a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu. Her research interests blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition and culinary arts. They include: community-based participatory research (CBPR) utilizing lifestyle change interventions for those in underserved communities with, or at risk of, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity; weight loss; access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise; teaching nutrition and cooking skills to increase intake of plant-based foods; and increasing access to medical care for the underserved.

  • Mary-Elizabeth Percival

    Mary-Elizabeth Percival

    Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Hematology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary research interest is in improving outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). From a clinical trial standpoint, I am interested in combining novel small molecule inhibitors with conventional chemotherapy. From a population-based standpoint, I am conducting a retrospective analysis of outcomes in AML patients at Stanford who have undergone hematopoietic cell transplantation, as well as a collaborative project with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California analyzing outcomes in AML patients with data from the Surveillance and Epidemiology End Results (SEER).

  • Patrick Sullivan

    Patrick Sullivan

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2016

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in studying large-scale evidence, specifically through systematic reviews and meta-analyses; epidemiological methodology; and the evaluation of diagnostic, predictive, and screening tools.

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