Cellular senescence, inflammation and aging

Judith Campisi (Berkeley) studies the role of senescent cells in age-related dysfunction and frailty. Using a mouse model, she intervenes in the senescence-inflammation-disease progression to test ways to break this linkage and increase healthspan.

Impacts of physician practice characteristics on health care

Mary Kate Bundorf (Stanford) analyzes the relationship between physician practice size and composition and the use, cost, and outcomes of care for Medicare beneficiaries. She also looks at variance in effects based on the incentives facing providers.

Disparities in stroke risk factors by race/ethnicity

Arleen Brown (USC/UCLA) uses NHANES data to analyze trends in the prevalence of stroke risk factors – including traditional and novel biologic and social risk factors – and how these trends differ across whites, Hispanics, and blacks.