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Sanjay Basu (Assistant Professor)

Sanjay Basu basus
Personal bio
Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a primary care physician and epidemiologist focused on the application of mathematical models to chronic disease prevention. Dr. Basu received his undergraduate degree through the computation and systems tracks at MIT, then received a master's degree in medical anthropology through a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford before receiving his MD and PhD in epidemiology at Yale University. He completed his medical training through the internal medicine residency program at the the University of California in San Francisco, as part of the primary care track at San Francisco General Hospital, then joined Stanford's Prevention Research Center in September 2012. Dr. Basu has focused his research on the development and application of disease prevention models for low-income communities, both in the United States and abroad. He previously worked as part of Partners in Health, Oxfam, and co-founded Possible Health (formerly Nyaya Health) with Jason Andrews and Duncan Maru. He currently serves on expert advisory panels for the United Nations, World Health Organization, World Heart Federation, the American Heart Association, and the Global Burden of Disease Project, among other roles. At Stanford, he is part of the Centers for Health Policy, Primary Care and Outcomes Research; the Center on Poverty and Inequality; the Woods Institute for the Environment; the Child Health Research Institute; the Bio-X Initiative; and the Cardiovascular Institute.

Currently teaching
HRP 234: Engineering Better Health Systems: modeling for public health (Autumn)
HUMBIO 154A: Engineering Better Health Systems: modeling for public health (Autumn)
MED 254: Engineering Better Health Systems: modeling for public health (Autumn)
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