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Dee W. West
Professor of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests - Cancer etiology (diet, familial, genetic), especially breast, prostate and colon cancer
- Cancer surveillance (Cancer registration, cancer patterns)
- Cancer outcomes (Survival, quality of life, quality of care)
Alice S Whittemore
Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and of Biomedical Data Science, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Cancers of the prostate, breast and ovary account for a major proportion of new cancer cases and cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. Our recent research focus has been on developing improved statistical methods for the design and conduct of studies involving hereditary predisposition and modifiable lifestyle characteristics in the etiologies of site-specific cancers.
Ph.D. Student in Health Policy, admitted Autumn 2019
Bio Erik is a PhD student in the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. Since 2006, he has been serving in the United States Army as a commissioned medical services officer, working predominately within its own system for health in the areas of operations, finance, and analytics. His most recently completed assignment was as the Chief Financial Officer for the Fort Knox, KY Medical Activity. His research interests reside in applying economic evaluations, simulations, and modeling to examine the costs and outcomes to the practices, policies, and overall design in health care affecting Maternal and Child Health.