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Dena M. Bravata

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Dena M. Bravata

Research Associate
Center for Health Policy (CHP) and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), Stanford University
Expertise: 
internal medicine
bioterrorism preparedness and response
evaluation and treatment of anthrax
safety and effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets

Biography

Dr. Dena Bravata is a practicing internist and a CHP/PCOR research associate. Her research expertise is primarily in the development of methods for the synthesis of medical evidence, such as systematic reviews and meta-analysis. In past work, she has performed comprehensive meta-analyses of the safety and efficacy of low carbohydrate diets; of the quality of life, employment, and alcohol use among liver transplant recipients; and of the differences between dermatologists and primary-care physicians in their ability to accurately diagnose melanoma. Over the past several years, she has been an active contributor to the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center's efforts to synthesize evidence related to bioterrorism preparedness. In this capacity, she recently directed a project to prepare a comprehensive evidence report on the regionalization of services for bioterrorism preparedness and response. She received a B.S. in biology from Yale University and an M.D. from Columbia University. At Stanford she completed a residency in internal medicine and earned an M.S. in health research and policy.

117 Encina Commons
Stanford  California  94305
United States
Office Phone: 
(650) 723-1118
Office Fax: 
(650) 723-1919

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