David C. Chan, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine; Investigator, Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
M.D., medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Sc., economics for development, University of Oxford; M.Sc., international health policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
Summary of Experience
Dr. Chan is a physician, an economist, and a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System; a faculty fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Dr. Chan has served as entrepreneur in residence in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; as staff fellow in the Office of Planning and Analysis at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; and as Medical Device Fellow at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Dr. Chan has published on health economics and policy in medical and economics journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and The Quarterly Journal of Economics. His research draws on industrial organization, labor economics, and applied econometric principles to study how technology and information are used in health care, and how they affect productivity and patient care. He presents frequently at national and international conferences and has received many grants and awards, including the National Institutes of Health Director’s High-Risk, High-Reward Early Independence Award, and a British Marshall Scholarship.