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Our Leadership at Stanford Health Policy


Douglas K. OwensDouglas K. Owens, MD, Department Chair, Health Policy, SOM; Director, Stanford Health Policy, FSI

Douglas K. Owens is the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Chair of the Department of Health Policy in the Stanford School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Health Policy (CHP) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI.) Owens is a general internist, and Professor of Management Science and Engineering, by courtesy, at Stanford University; he is also a Senior Fellow at FSI. His research focuses on technology assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, evidence synthesis, and methods for clinical decision making and guideline development.




Alyce Adams, Stanford Health Policy

Alyce S. Adams, PhD, MPP, Associate Chair for Health Equity and Community Engagement

Alyce S. Adams is the Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor, a Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, of Health Policy, and of Pediatrics (Endocrinology and Diabetes), by courtesy in the Stanford School of Medicine. She is the Associate Chair for Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Department of Health Policy as well as an Associate Director of Stanford Impact Labs and of Community Outreach and Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute. Focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic disease treatment outcomes, Dr. Adams' interdisciplinary research seeks to inform health system and policy level solutions to promote equitable chronic disease treatment outcomes among older adults with multiple chronic conditions.




Loren Baker Stanford

Laurence C. Baker, PhD, Associate Chair for Education

Laurence Baker is the Bing Professor of Human Biology, a Professor of Health Policy and the Associate Chair for Education in the department, and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is an economist interested in the organization and economic performance of the U.S. health-care system, and his research has investigated a range of topics including financial incentives in health care, competition in health-care markets, health insurance and managed care, and health-care technology adoption. Baker is a past recipient of the ASHE medal from ASHEcon and the Alice Hersch Award from AcademyHealth. He received his BA from Calvin College, and his MA and PhD in economics from Princeton University.




Joshua Salomon

Joshua Salomon, PhD, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Strategy

Joshua Salomon is a Professor of Health Policy and the Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Strategy in the department, and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. His research focuses on measurement and valuation of health outcomes; modeling patterns and trends in major causes of global mortality and disease burden; and evaluation of health interventions and policies. He is an investigator on projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, relating to modeling of infectious and chronic diseases and associated intervention strategies; methods for economic evaluation of public health programs; measurement of the global burden of disease; and assessment of the potential impact and cost effectiveness of new health technologies. He is Director of the Prevention Policy Modeling Lab, a multi-institution research consortium that conducts health and economic modeling relating to infectious disease.




Corinna Haberland, Stanford Health Policy

Corinna Haberland, MD, MS, Director, Master in Health Policy Program; Administrative Director, PhD in Health Policy Program

Corinna Haberland, MD, has helped run Stanford Health Policy educational programs since 2007, including the PhD, MS and Scholarly Concentration programs. As a Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy she also teaches courses for medical students interested in the field and advises medical students who wish to pursue projects in health policy research.  In these roles, she assists in trainee recruitment, curriculum development, program management — and works to make sure that students have access to the extensive research and training opportunities available to them at Stanford.




Ben PriestleyMPH Director of Finance and Administration, Health Policy; Associate Director, Stanford Health Policy, FSI

Ben Priestley provides leadership and oversight for financial operations, strategic planning, human resources, grant and contract administration, academic affairs, and facilities/space planning. Ben has expertise in interventional clinical research operations and management, specifically in cancer trials. His interest and career in public health began in the field of Parkinson’s Disease research. He received his MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and his BS in Cognitive Science from University of California San Diego.