Postdoctoral Fellows

Current and recent Fellows provide an idea of the breadth of Fellows’ experience and the positions taken after completion of the fellowship.

Current Fellows


Former Fellows


Start Year

Fellow, Last Known Position

2012

Chirag Patel, PhD, Research Associate in Biomedical Informatics, Center for Biomedical Informatics at Countway, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Sandra Winter, PhD, Social Science Research Associate; Program Director, Wellness Living Laboratory, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Kelly Young-Wolff , PhD, Research Scientist, Drug and Alcohol Research Team, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA


2011

Jylana Sheats, PhD, Social Science Research Associate, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Juliann Saquib, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Qassim University, School of Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Lauren Grieco, PhD, Social Science Research Associate, Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford University


2010

Arianna McClain, PhD, Senior Hybrid Design Researcher, IDEO, Palo Alto, CA

Sarah Ramirez, PhD, Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Executive Director, Tulare County Food Bank  

Mary Rosenberger, PhD, Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford University  

Alicia Salvatore, PhD, Assistant Professor, Occupational Health and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City  

Abu Nazmus, Saquib, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Sulaiman AlRajhi College, School of Medicine, Saudi Arabia


2008

Erik Hekler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University, Phoenix

Matthew Buman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Exercise and Wellness, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University, Phoenix  

Dipanjan Banerjee, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine


2007

Kathleen Carrie Armel, PhD, Research Associate, Precourt Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA  

Matthew Wheeler, MD, PhD, Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine/Dept of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine  

Sandra Tsai, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines/ Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine  

Valarie Jernigan, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, Assoc. Member, Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK  

Susan (Moore) Brown, PhD, Staff Scientist II, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA  

Stacy Sims, PhD, Chief Research Officer, OsmoNutrition; Consultant Research Scientist, Stanford University; Consultant Research Scientist, Industry; Adjunct Research Scientist, Otago University, School of Physical Education, New Zealand

Marina Martin, MD, Clinical Instructor, General Internal Medicine, Director, Pacific Free Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine  

Sharon Toker, PhD, Assistant Professor, Head of Organizational Behavior Program, Tel Aviv University, Israel


2006

Steffani Bailey, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon State University, Portland, OR

Vani Henderson, PhD, Quantitative Marketing Manager, Google, Mountain View, CA  

Andrea Bersamin, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK


2005

Jennifer Tremmel, MD, SM, Instructor, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Ruth Taylor-Piliae, RN, CNS, MN, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Byron S Kennedy, MD, PhD, Physician in Preventive Medicine and Public Health; Deputy Director, Monroe County Department of Health, NY


2004

Natara Garovoy, PhD, MPH, Attending Clinical Psychologist, Women's Prevention, Outreach & Education Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care

Leslee Throckmorton Belzer, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist in Private Practice, Los Altos, CA

Sofiya Alhassan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Cooker Perkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine, Natural Science Division, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA


2003

Tirzah Spencer, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nutritional Epidemiology, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina

John R Sirard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jodi Stookey, PhD, Private Research Consultant, San Francisco, CA


2002

Adam Hersh, MD, PhD, MS Medical Resident – Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

Shannon Quinlan Hurtz, PhD, Part-Time Faculty, California State University-Sacramento

Guido Urizar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University-Long Beach

Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Alison Rigby, PhD, MPH, Clinical Research Coordinator, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford University Medical Center

Alexandre Kiazand, MD, Associate Medical Director, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.


2001

Brian Oliveira, PhD Faculty, University of Santa Clara, CA

Jennifer Goldberg, Psychology Research Consultant, Coral Gables, FL

Ying-Chih Chuang, Graduate Institute of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

Suzanne Drungle Danhauer, PhD, Assistant Professor & Associate Director, Psychosocial Oncology & Cancer Patient Support Program, Wake Forest University Health Science, Winston-Salem, NC


2000

Glenn S. Brassington, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Sonoma State University; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Mercedes R. Carnethon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Raul Calderon, Jr., PhD, Project Director/The Family Project, Prevention Research Center, Psychology Dept., Arizona State University

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS, Assistant Investigator-Health Care and Policy Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Leslie Smithline Kinder, PhD, Co-Implementation Research Coordinator, IHD QUERI, Seattle, WA


1999

Michael Antecol, PhD, Vice President, Pollara, Inc. (Public Opinion and Market Research Firm)

Carla V. Corral, PhD, Counseling Psychologist, Counseling and Career Services, University of California, Santa Barbara

B. Sophia Ford, PhD, Fellow in Urology/Andrology, University of Illinois, Chicago; Current Postion Unknown

Ruben E. Perczek, PhD, Director at the Perczek Leadership Institute, Hallandale, FL


1998

Audie A. Atienza, PhD, Health Science Administrator, Behavioral Research Program/DCCPS, National Cancer Institute

Catherine Cubbin, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Rakale Collins, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Epidemiology, Morehouse School of Medicine

Rebecca E. Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Frederic Luskin, PhD, Associate Professor; Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; Project Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project


1997

John A. Astin, PhD, Research Scientist, California Pacific Medical Center; Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; Lecturer, Santa Clara University

Joseph Carlson, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Division of Sports Medicine, Michigan State University School of Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Cynthia M. Castro, PhD, Research Associate, SPRC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Donna Matheson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, SPRC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Elizabeth Wrone, PhD, Nephrologist, Diablo Nephrology Medical Group, Berkeley, CA


1996

Dina Borzekowski, EdD, Assistant Professor, Program Director, Health Communication Track, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Karen Jacowitz, PhD, Consultant, Moorehead, MN

Sonja Myhre, PhD, Consultant, Mountain View, CA

Julie Peltz, MD, Clinical Physician, Department of Sports Medicine and Occupational Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA

Sara Wilcox, PhD, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Exercise Science; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology


1994

Wayne Phillips, PhD, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science and Physical Education Department, Arizona State University


1993

Rebecca Duran-Guarino, MD, Internal Medicine Physician, South Valley Multispecialty Group, San Jose, CA  

Christopher Gardner, PhD, Associate Professor, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Michaela Kiernan, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University , Stanford, CA

Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

Sarah Wild, PhD, Senior lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health, Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, U.K.  

Daniel Williams, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah


1992

Roy F. Oman, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Peter Orton, PhD, Director, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA

Caroline Schooler, PhD, Vice President, Director of Research and Development, Foote, Cone & Belding Healthworks, New York, NY


1991

Douglas Levine, PhD, Assistant Professor, Family Practice Physician, Camino Medical Group, Sunnyvale, CA  

Roberta K. Oka, D.N.Sc., Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health
Systems, UC San Francisco

Thomas G. Quinn, MD, Private Practice, Comprehensive Adult Risk Evaluation (CARE), Oakland, CA

Deborah Young, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


1990

Erica Frank, MD, MPH, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, and Department of Family Practice