Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Steven M. Asch MD, MPH is the Vice-Chief for Research, Stanford Division of Primary Care and Population Health and the Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Effectiveness at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. He develops and evaluates quality measurement and improvement systems using implementation science methods. Dr. Asch has led several national projects developing broad-based quality measurement tools for veterans, Medicare beneficiaries, and the community. He has directed the Center of Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i), focusing on how to maximize value by testing organizational innovations to improve medical care. His educational efforts are focused on training physician fellows in health services research and junior faculty in the KL2 program, for which he serves as an Associate Dean. Dr. Asch is a tenured professor and practicing internist and palliative care physician and the author of more than 450 peer-reviewed articles.