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Stanford Research: Carla Schatz

We will launch eight broad-based initiatives covering both fundamental and applied research.

Sparking Discovery, Creativity & Knowledge

The Changing Human Experience:

To deepen our understanding of humanity past, present and future through thought, cultures, the arts, institutions, and behaviors.

Design Team Co-chairs:

  • Lisa Blaydes, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics

Design Team Members:

  • Ran Abramitzky, Associate Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Laura Carstensen, Director, Stanford Center on Longevity and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Professor in Public Policy
  • Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology
  • Caroline Winterer, Director and Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, Stanford Humanities Ctr; Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Classics and of Education
  • Paula Moya, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of the Humanities and Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures
  • Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor, Professor, by courtesy, of English and Associate Dean for Curriculum
  • Peggy Phelan, Ann O'Day Maples Professor in the Arts and Professor of English
  • Jisha Menon, Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies
  • John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education
  • Lauren Davenport, Associate Professor of Political Science
 

    The Natural World:

    To deepen our understanding of the physical world and of life through imaging, probing, modeling, theory and design.

    Design Team Co-chairs:

    • Peter F. Michelson, Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Senior Associate Dean
    • Chaitan Khosla, Wells H. Rauser and Harold M. Petiprin Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and, by courtesy, of Biochemistry

    Design Team Members:

    • Bianxiao Cui, Associate Professor of Chemistry
    • Jan Skotheim, Associate Professor of Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    • Jonathan Taylor, Professor of Statistics
    • Drew Endy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering
    • Risa Wechsler, Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) and Associate Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    • Tony Heinz, Professor of Applied Physics and of Photon Science and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
    • Jelena Vuckovic, Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics
    • Kerwyn C Huang, Associate Professor of Bioengineering and of Microbiology and Immunology
    • Karen Casciotti, Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

    Accelerating Applications

    Social Problem-Solving Accelerator

    To push the frontiers of social science and to craft solutions and policies for challenging societal issues such as economic opportunity, polarization, and ineffective institutions.

    Design Team Co-chairs:

    • Jeremy Weinstein, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
    • Pascaline Dupas, Associate Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

    Design Team Members:

    • Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
    • Jenna Davis, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
    • Jennifer Eberhardt, Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Law
    • Daniel Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
    • Stephen Luby, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
    • Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Equality in Education and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
    • Amit Seru, Steven and Roberta Denning Professor, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
    • James Hamilton, Hearst Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

     

      Innovative Medicines Accelerator

      To accelerate translation of breakthroughs in understanding disease mechanisms into innovative therapies and cures.

      Design Team Co-chairs:

      • Sam Gambhir, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
      • Peter Kim, Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry

      Design Team Members:

      • Jennifer Cochran, Shriram Chair of Bioengineering, Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering
      • Steve Artandi, Jerome and Daisy Low Gilbert Professor and Professor of Biochemistry
      • Chaitan Khosla, Director, ChEM-H, Wells H. Rauser and Harold M. Petiprin Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and, by courtesy, of Biochemistry
      • Carla Shatz, Sapp Family Provostial Professor, David Starr Jordan Director, Stanford Bio-X and Professor of Biology and of Neurobiology
      • Holden Maecker, Professor (Research) of Microbiology and Immunology
      • Tom Montine, Stanford Medicine Pathology Professor
      • Shivaani Kummar, Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) at the Stanford University Medical Center
      • Joseph Wu, Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology
      • Carolyn Bertozzi, Director, ChEM-H, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Radiology and of Chemical and Systems Biology
      • Michael Longaker, Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor in the School of Medicine
      • Paul Yock, The Martha Meier Weiland Professor in the School of Medicine, Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering
      • Robert Sinclair, Charles M. Pigott Professor in the School of Engineering

      • Paul Wender, Francis W. Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
      • Lucy Shapiro, Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor
      • Mary Leonard, Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
      • Kevin Grimes, Professor (Teaching) of Chemical and Systems Biology
      • Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation) and of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation)
      • Matt Porteus, Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)
      • Marcia Cohen, Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, School of Medicine

      Solutions for Our Region and World

      Sustainability

      To  develop transportable sustainability solutions for our region, nation and world; and to launch Stanford as a Lab, with the goals for Stanford to be 80% carbon-free by 2025 and zero waste by 2030.

      Design Team Co-chairs:

      • Scott Fendorf, Terry Huffington Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
      • Lynn Hildemann, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

      For more information about progress on campus goals see https://sustainable.stanford.edu/

      Design Team Members:

      • Martin Fischer, Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
      • David Lobell, Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
      • Noah Diffenbaugh, Kara J. Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
      • Chris Field, Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor of Earth System Science, of Biology and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
      • Richard Nevle, Deputy Director, Earth Systems Program
      • Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor of Education and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
      • Craig Criddle, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
      • Stephen Luby, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
      • Jim Leape, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
      • Sally Benson, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor of Energy Resources Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
      • Fahmida Ahmed, Director, Sustainability and SEM Business Services
      • Joseph Stagner, Executive Director, Land Building and Real Estate

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      Precision and Population Health

      To work with partners on developing transportable preventive and population health solutions in the Bay Area and beyond.

      Design Team Co-chairs:

      • Mark Cullen, Director, Center for Population Health Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health), of Biomedical Data Science, of HRP (Epidemiology) and Senior Fellow at SIEPR
      • Lisa Chamberlain, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

      Design Team Members:

      • Robert A. Harrington, Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
      • Megan Mahoney, Clinical Professor, Med/Primary Care and Population Health
      • Doug Owens, Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Management Science and Engineering and of Health Research and Policy (Health Services Research)
      • David Grusky, Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
      • Christopher Sharp, Clinical Associate Professor, Med/Primary Care and Population Health
      • Priya Singh, Senior Associate Dean / Chief Strategy Officer
      • Stephen Luby, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
      • Ruth O’Hara, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences) 
      • Natalie Pageler, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
      • Norman Rizk, Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine and the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor in Medicine
      • Karen Frush, Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
      • Tait Shanafelt, Jeanie and Stew Ritchie Professor
      • Michael-Anne Browne, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
      • Lorene Nelson, Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
      • Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR, The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
      • Markus Covert, Associate Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
      • Sindy Tang, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

      Shaping the Digital Future

      Data Science

      To enable our faculty to harness the explosion of new data to advance all fields of research.

      Design Team Co-chairs:

      • Emmanuel Candes, Barnum-Simons Chair in Math and Statistics, and Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
      • Jure Leskovec, Associate Professor of Computer Science

      Design Team Members:

      • Tom Abel, Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics and of Physics
      • Euan Ashley, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
      • Susan Athey, Economics of Technology Professor, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics
      • Adam Bonica, Associate Professor of Political Science
      • Stephen Boyd, Samsung Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science and of Management Science and Engineering
      • Emma Brunskill, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
      • Jef Caers, Professor of Geological Sciences
      • John Chambers, Consulting Professor, Statistics
      • Karen Cook, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor
      • Gretchen Daily, Bing Professor in Environmental Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
      • Matt Gentzkow, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
      • Margot Gerritsen, Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      • Dan Jurafsky, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in Humanities and Professor of Computer Science
      • David Lobell, Professor of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
      • Jennifer Pan, Assistant Professor of Communication and, by courtesy, of Political Science and of Sociology

      • Russel Poldrack, Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science
      • Chiara Sabatti, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and of Statistics
      • David Studdert, Professor of Medicine (PCOR) and of Law
      • Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies
      • Risa Wechsler, Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) and Associate Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

      Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (AI)

      To advance the development of AI and to tackle its ethical and societal impacts.

      For more details, please visit https://hai.stanford.edu

      Design Team Co-chairs:

      • John Etchemendy, Provost, Emeritus, and the Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
      • Fei Fei Li, Professor of Computer Science

      Design Team Members:

      • Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of the History of Science
      • Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Education
      • Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR, The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
      • Nigam Shah, Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) and of Biomedical Data Science
      • Euan Ashley, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
      • James Landay, Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor in the School of Engineering
      • Christopher Manning, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, Professor of Linguistics and of Computer Science
      • Surya Ganguli, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and, by courtesy, of Neurobiology, of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science
      • Mykel Kochenderfer, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and, by courtesy, of Computer Science
      • Susan Athey, Economics of Technology Professor, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics
      • George Triantis, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business
      • Dan Schwartz, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Educational Technology
      • Margaret Levi, Director at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and Professor of Political Science
      • Russ Altman, Kenneth Fong Professor and Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine (General Medical Discipline), of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Computer Science
      • Emma Brunskill, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
      • Dorsa Sadigh, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering
      • Noah Goodman, Associate Professor of Psychology, of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Linguistics