The Pan Asian Cohort Study
Latha Palaniappan, M.D., M.S.: Principal Investigator
Dr. Palaniappan is an Assistant Investigator at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Attending Physician in the Stanford Preventive Cardiology Clinic. As Principal Investigator, Dr. Palaniappan will manage all aspects of the project and lead analyses of data.
Stephen Fortmann, M.D.: Coprincipal Investigator
Dr. Fortmann is the C. F. Rehnborg Professor of Disease Prevention, Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Health Research and Policy (by courtesy) at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, an interdisciplinary group of investigators conducting innovative research on the prevention and control of chronic disease. Dr. Fortmann will serve as direct consultant for study design issues and lead analyses in determining differences across Asian racial/ethnic subgroups.
Diane Lauderdale, Ph.D.: Coprincipal Investigator
Dr. Lauderdale is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Studies (which includes Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Service Research) and in the College of the University of Chicago. She is also the Associate Director of the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of Chicago and NORC. Dr. Lauderdale will serve as direct consultant for the identification of the ethnic groups, analysis, and study design issues, and lead analysis on ethnic differences in association between BMI and diabetes risk.
Cliff Olson, MBA: Database Administrator & Information Analyst
Cliff Olson, MBA, is the Director of Information Management at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Mr. Olson will supervise construction of the Pan Asian Cohort database for analytical purposes.
Tom Makielski, MBA: Information Management Analyst
Tom Makielski, MBA, is the Information Management Analyst in the Health Policy Research department at the PAMF Research Institute. Mr. Makielski will develop the Pan Asian Cohort database for analytical purposes.
Jennifer Kang, MPH: Senior Statistician
Jennifer Kang, MPH, is the Senior Statistician in the Health Policy Research department at the PAMF Research Institute (PAMFRI). Ms. Kang will analyze, present, and interpret data using statistical software.
Marshall Baek, B.A.: Data Manager
Marshall Baek, B.A., is a Data Manager in the Health Policy Research department at the PAMF Research Institute. Mr. Baek will manage and support the various data needs of the research group.
Rob Tibshirani, Ph.D.: Consultant
Dr. Tibshirani is a professor in the Departments of Statistics and Department of Health Research and Policy and Biostatistics at Stanford University. Dr. Tibshirani will provide biostatistical support on the statistical analyses.
Rita Popat, Ph.D.: Consultant
Dr. Popat is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an epidemiologist and also holds a masters degree in biostatistics. Dr. Popat will advise on the use of incidence density in a dynamic clinical cohort.
Randy Linde, M.D.: Consultant
Dr. Linde is a Partner in the Palo Alto Medical Division Physician Group and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Linde will help implement the project at the study site and serve as direct consultant on clinical issues.
Kristen Azar, R.N., M.S.N./M.P.H.: Project Coordinator
Kristen Azar is a Project Coordinator for the Pan Asian Cohort study. Ms. Azar will provide project support.
Elsie Wang, M.S.: Research Assistant
Elsie Wang is a Research Assistant in the Health Policy Research department at the PAMF Research Institute. Ms. Wang assists with data analysis, manuscript development and project support for the Pan Asian Cohort study.
Ariel Holland Frank, B.A.: Research Assistant
Ariel Holland Frank is a Research Assistant in the Health Policy Research Department at the PAMF Research Institute. Ms. Frank manages administrative tasks, and assists with data analysis and manuscript development for the Pan Asian Cohort Study.