This page has selected publications from our Propel Scholars during their time with the Propel Program. You can click on their name to view their Stanford Profile and gain access to each scholars’ breadth of work.


Alexis Reeves

Reeves AN, Elliott M, Karvonen-Gutierrez C, Harlow S. “Systematic Exclusion at Study Commencement Masks Earlier Menopause for Black Women in The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)”. International Journal of Epidemiology, 2023;, dyad085,

Reeves AN, Elliott M, Lewis T, Karvonen-Gutierrez C, Herman W, Harlow S. “Study Selection Bias and Racial or Ethnic Disparities in Estimated Age at Onset of Cardiometabolic Disease Among Midlife Women in the US”. Journal of the American Medical Association Network: Open. 5.11 (2022): 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.40665

Anthony Pho

Anthony T. Pho, Nancy Bates, Ava Snow, Adary Zhang, Rachel Logan, Zubin Dastur, Micah E. Lubensky, Annesa Flentje, Mitchell R. Lunn, Juno Obedin-Maliver. Asking sexual orientation and gender identity on health surveys: Findings from cognitive interviews in the United States across sexual orientations and genders. SSM – Qualitative Research in Health, Volume 4, 2023, 100344. ISSN 2667-3215.

Cellas Hayes

Hayes, C. A., Morgan, N. I., Thomas, K., Pushie, M. J., Vijayasankar, A., Ashmore, B., … & Ashpole, N. (2023). Neuronal and Astrocyte Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Signaling Differentially Modulates Ischemic Stroke Damage. bioRxiv, 2023-04. Preprint access:

Colwyn Headley

Headley, C. A., & Tsao, P. S. (2023). Building the case for mitochondrial transplantation as an anti-aging cardiovascular therapy. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine,10,1141124.

Daniel McCalley

McCalley DM, Hanlon CA (2022). The importance of overlap: A retrospective analysis of electrical field maps, alcohol cue-reactivity patterns and treatment outcomes for Alcohol Use Disorder. Brain Stimulation. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2023.04.015

Josefina Flores Morales

Zang, EFlores Morales, JLuo, LBaid, DExplaining obesity disparities by urbanicity, 2006 to 2016: A decomposition analysisObesity (Silver Spring)202331(2): 487495. doi:10.1002/oby.23608

McKay Mullen

Mullen, M., Tan, W., Rhee, J., Wu, J., “Modeling Susceptibility to Cardiotoxicity in Cancer Therapy Using Human iPSC-Derived Cardiac Cells and Systems Biology,” Heart Failure Clinics, (June 2022). DOI 10.1016/j.hfc.2022.02.009

David Vera, C, Mullen, M., Minhas, N., Wu, J., “Intersectionality and Genetic Ancestry: New Methods to Solve Old Problems,” eBioMedicine, (April 2022). DOI:

Shawna Follis

Follis S, Breathett K, Garcia L, Jimenez M, Cené CW, Whitsel E, Hedlin H, Paskett ED, Zhang S, Thomson CA & Stefanick ML. “Quantifying structural racism in cohort studies to advance prospective evidence.” SSM – Population Health (2023). doi:

Follis S, “Reexamining Race and Ethnicity from a Structural Racism and Social Determinants of Health Lens in Cohort Studies.” Innovation in Aging, Volume 6, Issue Supplement 1, November 2022, Page 810. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igac059.2919