Skip to main content.

Douglas K. Owens

Expert Profile

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


This year saw a scorcher of a summer, the hottest on record. Worse, it could be the coldest summer we’ll see in our lifetimes. In this webinar, we’ll glean lessons and insights from a yearlong Los Angeles Times investigation into extreme heat. We’ll also identify gaps in state and federal tracking efforts, and outline policy changes that could help. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism's Impact Funds provide reporting support — funding and mentoring — to journalists who think big and want to make a difference. 

Apply today for our National Impact Fund for reporting on health equity and health systems across the country. 

Apply today for our California Impact Fund for reporting that brings untold stories to light in the Golden State. 


Follow Us



CHJ Icon