Eran Bendavid is an infectious diseases physician and an Associate Professor of Medicine. He is affiliated with Stanford Health Policy, the Center for Population Health Sciences, the Woods Institute for the Environment, and the division of Infectious Diseases. His research interests involve understanding the relationship between large-scale events such as policy changes or environmental shocks and health outcomes among populations, mostly in less-resourced communities. Major areas of interest include decisions around foreign assistance for health, and how those decisions affect the health of those whom assistance aims to serve; the indirect population health effects of extreme events, including wars and natural disasters; effects of policies on life course for boys and girls such as schooling or parental investments; and the downwind consequences of air pollution, including in highly polluted areas such as Western Africa as well as wildfires in the American West. Dr. Bendavid is also a disease modeler, and uses that skill to explore issues of resource allocation in low and middle-income countries for the control of infectious diseases.
He received a B.A. in chemistry and philosophy from Dartmouth College, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. His residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases were completed at Stanford.