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Cristina M. Tato
Research and Science Analyst, Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection Operations
Current Role at Stanford I work with the Director of the institute to identify new areas for translational and interdisciplinary research and facilitating new grant initiatives with ITI member investigators. Strategic design and writing of grant proposals in the areas of immunology, infectious disease and global health. Tactical application of research and study results, identification of areas of need and facilitation of collaborative scientific projects both within Stanford and with other research institutions. Additionally, I provide expertise in writing, development, study design, and interpretation and presentation of immunological data.
Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD
Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The role of CNS glial cells in opioid tolerance and neuropathic pain
C. Barr Taylor
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Taylor is developing and evaluating innovative electronic and computer-assisted programs to make treatments, proven effective for treating various lifestyle and psychosocial problems, more cost-effective and available. He is also developing new models of evidence-based psychiatry care for eating, anxiety and depressive disorders.
Professor of Statistics
Bio John B. Taylor is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution. He is Director of the Stanford Introductory Economics Center. He formerly served as director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he is now a senior fellow.
Taylor’s academic fields of expertise are macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics. He is known for his research on the foundations of modern monetary theory and policy, which has been applied by central banks and financialmarket analysts around the world. He has an active interest in public policy. He served as senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1976 to 1977, as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 to 1991. He was also a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers from 1995 to 2001. Taylor served as a member of the California Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1996-98 and 2005-10.
For four years from 2001 to 2005, Taylor served as Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs where he was responsible for currency markets, trade in financial services, foreign investment, international debt and development, and oversight of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
He was also responsible for coordinating financial policy with the G-7 countries, was chair of the OECD working party on international macroeconomics, and was a Member of the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. His book Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World chronicles his years as head of the international division at Treasury. His book Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis was one of the first on the financial crisis, and he has since followed up with two books on preventing future crises, co-editing The Road ahead for the Fed and Ending Government Bailouts As We Know Them. His latest book is First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring Americas’ Prosperity, winner of the 2012 Hayek Prize.
In 2010, Taylor received the Bradley Prize from the Bradley Foundation and the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics for his work as a researcher, public servant, and teacher. Taylor was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Award for his overall leadership at the U.S. Treasury, the Treasury Distinguished Service Award for designing and implementing the currency reforms in Iraq, and the Medal of the Republic of Uruguay for his work in resolving the 2002 financial crisis. He was awarded the George P. Shultz Distinguished Public Service Award at Stanford, the Hoagland Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the Rhodes Prize for his high teaching ratings in Stanford’s introductory economics course. He also received a
Guggenheim Fellowship for his research, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society; he formerly served as vice president of the American Economic Association.
Previously, Taylor held positions of professor of economics at Princeton University and Columbia University. Taylor received a B.A. in economics summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1973.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, General Surgery
Bio I am a postdoctoral scholar with a clinical degree specialized in Public Health. My research has been focused on a variety of topics which include: outcomes research, comparison of healthcare systems on key outcomes (comparison of Patient Safety Indicators between Italy and US), health equity, conflict of interest in healthcare. I have also been involved in synthesizing empirical evidence using systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Currently working on health services research projects aimed at improving post-operative pain management, with a particular focus on orthopedic surgery and non pharmacological interventions.