Faculty and Academic Staff
Assistant Professor Michael Baiocchi, PhD
Professor Christopher Gardner, PhD
Associate Professor Catherine A. Heaney, PhD, MPH
CATHERINE HEANEY, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor (teaching) in the Stanford Prevention Research Center, the Department of Psychology, and the interdisciplinary Program in Human Biology. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her MPH and PhD in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Professor Ann Hsing, PhD, MPH
ANN HSING, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist with over 28 years of experience in cancer epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, population sciences, and international studies. She has extensive expertise in hepatobiliary and prostate cancer epidemiology, hormonal carcinogenesis, genetic susceptibility, circadian rhythms, and inflammation.
Professor John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSC
JOHN P.A. IOANNIDIS, MD, DSC, holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University where he is professor of medicine, professor of health research and policy, and professor of statistics (by courtesy) at the School of Humanities and Sciences. From 1999 until 2010, Dr. Ioannidis chaired the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece. He trained at the University of Athens School of Medicine in Greece, Harvard and Tufts, and also held appointments at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Harvard, and Imperial College London.
Professor Abby King, PhD
ABBY KING, PhD, is professor of Health Research and Policy and of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, and her PhD in clinical psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1983. She is an internationally respected scientist and award-winning teacher and mentor who has developed, evaluated, and disseminated creative solutions to major public health challenges related to prevention of chronic disease.
Professor David Maron, MD
DAVID MARON, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a cardiologist. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He trained in internal medicine at UCLA. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, a preventive cardiology fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and subsequently a cardiology fellow at Stanford.
Associate Professor Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH
JUDITH (JODI) PROCHASKA, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor of medicine at Stanford University. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Prochaska joined the Stanford Prevention Research Center in July 2012, following eight years as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Prochaska received her bachelor's in art degree from Duke University and completed doctoral training in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University, where she also completed a master's degree in public health.
Professor Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD
RANDALL S. STAFFORD, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices. Dr. Stafford received a Master's degree in Health Administration from Johns Hopkins University, a PhD in Epidemiology from UC Berkeley, his Medical degree from UC San Francisco, and completed a residency in primary care internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship in epidemiology at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Professor Marcia Stefanick, PhD
MARCIA STEFANICK, PhD, is a professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and professor of obstetrics and gynecology. She received a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained her PhD in Physiology at Stanford University. Dr. Stefanick is a leading pioneer in womens health research and she has been at the forefront of the study of aging in both women and men, including the role of diet and nutritional supplements, physical activity, and body composition on chronic diseases.
Professor Emerita Marilyn Winkleby, PhD
MARILYN WINKLEBY, PhD, is a professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and faculty director of the Office of Community Health. She received her undergraduate and masters degrees in social science and clinical psychology from California State University, Sacramento, and earned her masters degree in public health and PhD in epidemiology from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Since then, Dr. Winkleby has combined epidemiologic study with intervention research to shed light on the ways in which social factors impact health.
Senior Research Scientist Michaela Kiernan
MICHAELA KIERNAN, PhD, is a senior research scientist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC). Dr. Kiernan’s research focuses on the design of behavioral interventions that promote long-term lifestyle changes and weight management among subgroups at risk. Her research also focused on methodological and statistical innovations that improve the design, delivery, and analysis of randomized clinical trials including the recruitment of ethnic minorities into clinical trials.
Senior Research Scientist Lisa Henriksen, PhD
LISA HENRIKSEN, PhD, is a senior research scientist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC). She received both her bachelor of arts and doctoral degrees from Stanford University, with doctoral training in communication theory and developmental psychology. Before joining SPRC, Dr. Henriksen was a faculty member at Rutgers University in the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, where she earned the university’s highest award for excellence in teaching.
Senior Research Scientist Wes Alles, PhD
WES ALLES, PhD, is the Director of the Health Improvement Program (HIP) at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC), where he has championed and advanced community and worksite health promotion for over 20 years. Dr. Alles received his BS from West Chester State University and both a masters degree in health education and a doctoral degree in health and safety from the University of Illinois.