Sara Singer Welcomed to the Division of Primary Care and Population Health

Sara Singer, PhD, MBA

On behalf of Sang-ick Chang, MD, MPH, and Steven Asch, MD, MPH, the Division of Primary Care and Population Health welcomes Sara Singer, PhD, MBA, to the Department of Medicine faculty. In their announcement of the appointment, Chang and Asch praised Singer as a “renowned health policy researcher.”

Singer received her undergraduate degree in English from Princeton University, her MBA from Stanford, and her PhD from Harvard.  Her research program is built around central challenges in health care delivery: Ensuring patient safety; integrating increasingly fragmented services across multiple service providers and organizations; and implementing, adapting, and sustaining innovations that enhance the value of health care. 

She’s also involved in developing (and making freely available) survey instruments and observational tools that measure provider and patient perspectives on key interpersonal and organizational constructs. These tools generate novel information about critical features of organizational behavior, which she then uses to conduct research that tests organizational and delivery system effectiveness. 

Singer is interested in creating interdisciplinary partnerships with other Departments and Schools across Stanford, including the business school and the health system.