He holds medical and doctoral degrees, and has been recognized with the Award for Meritorious Research from the American Physiological Society, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and the Distinguished Research Award from the Georgia Regents Research Institute.
Stern’s research lies at the intersection of physiology and neuroscience, and his work has helped improve understanding of communication modalities among the various cells in the brain—including neurons, glia and the local microvasculature—under physiological conditions as well as during the neuroinflammatory response. He seeks to elucidate how neuroinflammation contributes to cardiometabolic diseases, including hypertension and obesity.
Stern has been published in highly prestigious journals in the field, including Neuron, the Journal of Neuroscience and Hypertension. His work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.