David Stone

David A. Stone, Ph.D. is Vice President for Research, Professor of Interdisciplinary Health and Professor of Philosophy at Oakland University. As Vice President, Dr. Stone oversees all aspects of the Oakland University research enterprise, including all research development, administration, compliance, and research mobilization activities.

Dr. Stone holds two interdisciplinary degrees (a combined BA/MA degree and PhD) from the University Professors Program at Boston University. The former explored the intersection of law and psychiatry. The latter combined the philosophy of science, the philosophy of technology, economics, sociology of work, organizational behavior, cognitive science, and expert systems to examine the nature, meaning, and limits of knowledge-intensive technology. He has taught and conducted research at Harvard’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Sheffield University (UK) and NIU. He served as founding director of the South East European Research Center (Greece) which addressed the needs of the Balkan nations following cessation of the Balkan Wars. Prior to that, he served as director of the Fenway Health Center Research Department (Boston), co-founder of the Pediatric and Adolescent Research Center at Tufts University, as director of Harvard’s Boston Violence Prevention Project, where he founded BostonCares for Injured Youth and the Boston Colloquium for Qualitative Research in Health.