Lisa Goldman Rosas, Ph.D. M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and the Department of Medicine (Division of Primary Care and Population Health) in the Stanford School of Medicine. An epidemiologist by training, Dr. Goldman Rosas leverages her expertise in patient and community engagement as well as behavioral science to address inequities in chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression, and cancer. This research features rigorous quantitative methodologies like randomized controlled trials, participatory qualitative approaches, and shared leadership with patient and community partners. Her work is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine among other funders. She is passionate about integrating patients, caregivers, community organizations, and other key stakeholders in the research process in order to affect the greatest improvements in health equity. As a reflection of this passion, Dr. Goldman Rosas serves as the Director for the School of Medicine Office of Community Engagement and Associate Director of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute. In these roles, she supports other faculty and our patient and community partners to develop sustainable and meaningful partnerships that facilitate transformative research to promote health equity. In addition to research, she teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has a special focus on increasing diversity in biomedical research.
In this session from “Understanding and Eliminating Bias in HSR Methods: Approaches to Anti-racist Research Design, Analysis, and Dissemination,” presenters discuss methods including community-based participatory research as well as the use of big data to improve outcomes.