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Sanjay Basu

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Internal Medicine 211 Quarry Road Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 723-6028 Fax (650) 725-7078
  • Academic Offices
    Administrative Contact
    Tamica Garner
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Expert Group on Survival, United Nations Population Division (2013 - present)
  • Emerging Leaders Group, World Heart Federation (2013 - present)
  • Expert Group, Global Burden of Disease Project (2013 - present)
  • Epidemiology and Prevention Council, American Heart Association (2012 - present)
  • Review Commission, WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2012 - present)
  • Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2011 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research, Stanford University (2014)
  • Top 100 Global Thinkers List, Foreign Policy Magazine (2013)
  • Physician Recognition Award, American Heart Association (2012)
  • Weingarten Award in Medicine, University of California San Francisco (2011)
  • Alumni Award for Research, Yale University (2008)
  • Dasey Award for Character and Integrity in Medicine, Yale University (2008)
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Professional Education

MD, PhD: Yale University (2009)
MSc: Oxford University (2003)
SB: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2002)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
Medical Education: Yale University School of Medicine CT (2009)
Residency: UCSF-Internal Medicine CA (2012)
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Community and International Work



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our laboratory focuses on developing and utilizing mathematical models and statistics to understand how to improve chronic disease prevention policies in both the United States and abroad. Our laboratory is part of Stanford’s Prevention Research Center—a division of the Department of Medicine that focuses on community-based chronic disease prevention through field-based randomized controlled trials, collaborative implementation of disease prevention programs in the community, and analysis of existing prevention initiatives. Our work, as part of this group, focuses on both substantive and methodological research questions. Substantively, we use mathematical models and statistical methods to analyze large-scale data revealing which chronic disease prevention programs are most effective, among whom, and why. Methodologically, we construct and validate new types of modeling and data analysis approaches that incorporate complex demographic, economic and social science data to improve public health policy responses to disease risks that arise from epidemiological changes among low-income populations.


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