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Douglas K. Owens

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Douglas K. Owens

Core Faculty Member and Professor of Medicine; Senior Investigator
Center for Health Policy (CHP) and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), Stanford University; VA Palo Alto Health Care System
effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs
cardiovascular disease and cancer
""best-practice" clinical guidelines"
impact of public health programs


Dr. Douglas Owens is a general internist, an professor of medicine and (by courtesy) of health research and policy at Stanford University, a senior investigator at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Center for Health Care Evaluation, and a core faculty member at CHP/PCOR. He directs the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, the program on clinical decision-making and guideline development at PCOR, and the Palo Alto VA's ambulatory care fellowship program. His research focuses on technology assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, evidence synthesis, and methods for clinical decision making. He is studying the cost-effectiveness of preventive strategies and treatments for HIV/AIDS in several countries, and is also developing tools for producing best-practice guidelines tailored to specific clinical populations. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in health research and policy at Stanford.

117 Encina Commons
Stanford  California  94305
United States
Office Phone: 
(650) 723-0933
Office Fax: 
(650) 723-1919


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