RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION

Postdoctoral Fellows

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


Former Fellows

Start Year

Fellow, Last Known Position

2014

Deepika Laddu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL


2013

Catherine Brown-Johnson, PhD, Research Scientist, Evaluation Sciences Unit, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Jennifer Hartle, DrPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Recreation, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Ashley Sanders-Jackson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Justin White, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco


2012

Jorge Banda, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, General Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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, Palo Alto, CA

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


2011

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

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

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


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, and the Stanford Center for Longevity, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

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

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

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

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


2007

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

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

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

Marina Martin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, General Medical Disciplines/Geriatrics, Co-Director, Pacific Free Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Farshad Marvasti, MD, Adjunct Faculty Member & Educator 4 Care Associate, Stanford University School of Medicine; Founder and Owner, Marvasti Medical Services, PLLC

Stacy Sims, PhD, Stacy Sims, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, University of Waikato, New Zealand

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

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

Matthew Wheeler, MD, PhD, Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine/Dept of Medicine, Executive Director, Center for Undiagnosed Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA


2006

Steffani Bailey, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Andrea Bersamin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology Department and Center for Alaska Native Health Research; Nutrition and Physical Activity Core Director, Center for Alaska Native Health Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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


2005

Byron S Kennedy, MD, PhD, MPH, Physician in Preventive Medicine and Public Health; Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County, NY

Ruth Taylor-Piliae, RN, CNS, MN, PhD, Associate Professor, BioBehavioral Health Science Division, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson

Jennifer Tremmel, MD, SM, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Secondary Prevention Program; Clinical Director, Women’s Heart Health, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto CA


2004

Sofiya Alhassan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Mass. Amherst

Leslee Throckmorton-Belzer, PhD, Pediatric Psychology Services, Licensed Pediatric Psychologist in Private Practice, Los Altos, CA

Natara Garovoy, PhD, MPH, Program Director, Women’s Counseling Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Cooker Storm (Perkins), PhD, Associate Professor, Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University, Malibu


2003

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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


2001

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

Jennifer Goldberg, Psychology Research Consultant, Coral Gables, FL

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


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 

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

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

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

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

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

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