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Mark R. Cullen

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Mark R. Cullen

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Population Health Sciences
MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1976
AB, Philosophy and Physics, Harvard College, 1971


Dr. Cullen is the director of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences, whose mission is to improve individual and population health by bringing together diverse disciplines and data to understand and address social, environmental, behavioral, and biological factors as they relate to health and disease. He is a professor of medicine, biomedical data science, and health research and policy with Stanford.
Dr. Cullen’s major research ambition is sorting out the relative contributions of and interactions among the social, environmental, behavioral and bio-medical determinants of morbidity and mortality in adults, with special emphasis on the contributions of workplace social and physical environment.
Prior to his recruitment to Stanford as chief of the division of general medical disciplines in May of 2009, he was a professor of medicine and public health and director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) at Yale University School of Medicine. He received his BA from Harvard College in 1971 and his MD from Yale University School of Medicine in 1976.
Research Interests: 
Social and Environmental Determinants of Health