Keynote Speaker

The Diamond Jubilee Faculty Alumni Network (FAN) Symposium (US)

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Venue: The Koret Taube Conference Center, SIEPR, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building,
366 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305


Mark R. Cullen, MD
Keynote Speaker
Director, Center for Population Health Sciences, Senior
Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine, of
Biomedical Data Science, of HRP and Senior Fellow at
SIEPR, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA

Educational Qualifications:

  • Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1980) CT
  • Internship: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1977) CT
  • Medical Education: Yale School of Medicine (1976) CT
  • Board Certification: Occupational Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine (1986)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1979)
  • M.D., Yale University, M.D. (1976)
  • A.B., Harvard College, Philosophy and Physics (1971)

Research Interests:

  • Member, Elected, Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (2002)
  • Member, Elected, National Academy of Medicine (1997)
  • Faculty scholar in General Internal Medicine, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (1988)
  • Fifth Place Winner, Westinghouse National Science Talent Search (1967)

Dr. Cullen is an expert in quantitative science and public health. He was recruited to Stanford in 2009 as Chief of
General Medical Disciplines where he became increasingly interested in the potential for large observational data, merging
EMR, biology, and physiology with available social and environmental data, to identify new pathways for discovery
and translation, both at the bedside and through public policy. In April 2015, he was named inaugural Director of the Stanford
Center for Population Health Sciences, devoted to discovery of the pathways across the life-course by which social and physical
environment and behavior lead to beneficial or harmful expression of genetic endowment. Dr. Cullen has been a pioneer in big
data; long before the practice became popular, he was using large collections of data to study human health. Dr. Cullen’s goals include advancing science culture, building the stature of Stanford’s program in quantitative sciences and catalyzing the development of true team science. Over the years, Dr. Cullen has had the privilege of living and doing research in many parts of the world including Zimbabwe, Ecuador, South Africa, and Australia.