The Daily e-mailed faculty a short questionnaire that strayed beyond their work at Stanford. Here is a glimpse into the personalities behind your professors.
Hometown: Plainview, N.Y.
Undergrad: Cornell University, Latin American Studies major
Grad school: doctorate of medicine at Cornell Medical College, master’s of public health at Harvard School of Public Health
Fan of: Cornell lacrosse team
#1 on your playlist: “Mustt, Mustt” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Favorite book: “Disgrace” by JM Coetzee
Favorite movie: A tie: “The Last Wave” and “The Right Stuff”
If you could only eat one food group for the rest of your life, would it be grains, meat, vegetables or fruit? Fruit
If you hadn’t gone into academia, you’d be: a used bookseller
Department: Pediatrics and Health Policy
Classes taught: Global Public Health; Rethinking International Health
Primary research interest/project: Focus on inequalities in child health, particularly on how new basic science insights and medical innovation influence disparities in child health. Active research on trends in health care access and utilization among children with chronic disease in California; the policy implications of gene-environment interaction; a major initiative to develop new strategies to address women’s and children’s health needs in politically unstable areas of the world.