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Steven Goodman

Stanford University

Faculty Fellow year

2023 - Stanford University
2022 - Stanford University

Steven Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD, is associate dean for clinical and translational research and professor of epidemiology & population health and of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He directs the Stanford Program on Research Rigor and Reproducibility (SPORR), a program to teach and incentivize the adoption of best scientific practices throughout the Stanford School of Medicine. He is co-founder and co-director of the Meta-research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), a group dedicated to studying and improving the reproducibility and efficiency of biomedical research. He also leads a variety of training programs in epidemiology and clinical research. His research area is in scientific and statistical inference, medical epistemology and their connections with research ethics and policy. Outside of Stanford, Goodman serves as chair of the PCORI Methodology Committee, senior statistical editor at the Annals of Internal Medicine, and is scientific advisor to the national Blue Cross-Blue Shield technology assessment program. He has participated in over a dozen committees and workshops of the National Academies of Science. He was awarded the 2016 Spinoza Chair in Medicine from the University of Amsterdam for his work in inference, the 2019 Lilienfeld award from the American College of Epidemiology for his lifetime contributions to the field of epidemiology, and in 2020 was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He studied mathematics and biochemistry at Harvard, received his MD from NYU, trained in pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis, and received a masters in biostatistics and PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Goodman has been a faculty fellow since 2021-22. In his non-academic life, Steve is a singer, of opera, national anthems and political satire, and a tennis player (4.0). He welcomes connecting with CASBS fellows in relation to any of those pursuits. For more about him, visit