Stanford Population Health Sciences Colloquium
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)
The first Stanford Population Health Sciences colloquium will bring together members of the Stanford community to discuss novel approaches to population-level health research and learning health care systems. Held on Sept. 26, this all-day event will feature expert talks, panel discussions, research opportunities, and poster presentations from the broad range of researchers in this domain.
Stanford’s Population Health Sciences initiative aims to facilitate information exchange, collaboration and resource sharing among faculty, staff and students whose work concerns population health on global, national, local or clinical levels. Organizers are also working to build interdisciplinary teams of biomedical researchers, information scientists, physicians, engineers, social scientists and others to help design and implement the learning health care systems of the future. These systems will leverage the day-to-day experiences of practicing doctors, as well as information extracted from clinical data warehouses, to create a new source of evidence — practice-based evidence — for fostering better human health.
The colloquium will be organized around three levels of research or application: global/national, regional, and local, the latter focusing on improving care for patients at Stanford through a learning healthcare system. Each level will be represented by a plenary speaker, a panel of experts, and a set of posters displaying the current research of Stanford scientists. Speakers will include:
- Victor Fuchs, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser, Jr., Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus
- Kenneth Kizer, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Institute for Population Health Improvement, University of California, Davis
- Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
- Jack Rowe, MD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
- Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, Professor of Medicine Emerita (Active), Stanford University
The colloquium is geared to members of the Stanford University and Medical Center community. Others are welcome as space permits.
7:30am Light Breakfast | 8:00am Program | 5:00pm Reception
When & Where
Spectrum Population Health Sciences
The Population Health Sciences Initiative is a broad interdisciplinary program that aims to bring together basic and translational scientists and physicians from across Stanford University and the Stanford University Medical Center to provide resources and facilitate collaborations focused on population-level questions, data and approaches.