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Physician-academics help assess medical response on the ground in Iraq

November 2017

Paul Wise was part of a small delegation of physician-academics asked to evaluate a World Health Organization-led system to treat civilians injured in the Mosul fighting.

Maya Rossin-Slater looks at impact of health policies on families, particularly the disadvantaged

October 2017

Maya Rossin-Slater uses her PhD in economics to analyze large-scale data on population health and socioeconomic outcomes to help inform policies targeting families with children, especially those...

The collision of civil war and threat of global pandemics

October 2017

There are 30 civil wars underway around the globe, where civilians are dealing with death and destruction as well as public health emergencies exacerbated by the deadly march of conflict.Yemen is...

Illicit drugs are beginning to replace prescription opioids as source of national drug epidemic

October 2017

Hospital discharges related to prescription opioids have declined slightly in recent years, but heroin-related discharges have surged, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford...

In patient injury cases, revealing facts & offering apology does not lead to increase in lawsuits, study finds

October 2017

Sometimes a straightforward explanation and an apology for what went wrong in the hospital goes a long way toward preventing medical malpractice litigation and improving patient safety.

Study shows one federal food program may lead to lower health-care expenditures

September 2017

As the national debate over health-care costs continues, it’s good to learn that one government program appears to be lowering medical expenditures for those Americans who need it most.Stanford...

Advisory Panel: women ages 30-65 now have second option for cervical cancer screen

September 2017

Women now have the option of getting screened every three or five years for cervical cancer, depending on which type of test they use, according to new draft recommendations from the U.S....

Planting design seeds to fill diagnostic holes at a network of clinics for low-income patients

August 2017

 Design learning and journey maps are all the rage here at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley.

Mello calls for reforms to practice of overlapping surgeries

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Michelle Mello is calling for reforms to the practice of overlapping surgery, a practice in which surgeons juggle multiple operations at the same time.

Better health projections lead to better health policy, says new SHP faculty member

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member, Joshua Salomon, believes that one urgent need in global health research is to improve forecasts of the patterns and trends that are behind the major...

Austerity measures have led to significant health declines

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Sanjay Basu, an assistant professor of medicine, argues in this commentary in Social Science & Medicine that austerity measures adopted after the global financial...

Every child depends on Medicaid

July 2017

All children — poor, rich, and middle class — depend on Medicaid.

Stanford researchers say U.S. policies on drugs and addiction could use a dose of neuroscience

June 2017

Tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses every year — around 50,000 in 2015 — and the number has been steadily climbing for at least the last decade and a half, according to the...

Rosenkranz Prize winner brings statistics to rape prevention in Kenya

June 2017

Rosenkrantz Prize Winner Mike Baiocchi is working with Stanford researchers and students to determine whether a rape-prevention program in Kenya works.

Home dialysis for end-stage kidney disease is on the rise

May 2017

End-stage renal disease makes up 7.2 percent of Medicare spending, even though those patients represent less than 1 percent of the Medicare population, according to a database that tracks chronic...

Douglas Owens appointed task force vice chair

May 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Douglas K. Owens has been appointed vice chair of the U.S.

California handgun sales spike after 2 mass shootings, raising public health concerns

May 2017

California handgun sales spike dramatically after 2 mass shootings, leaving researchers concerned about the potential public health threat if the trend of mass shootings continues in this country.

Proposed NIH cuts would impact much of SHP’s critical research

April 2017

Proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health would touch many Stanford Health Policy faculty and researchers.

Medical malpractice reform likely back on table under Secretary Price

March 2017

Michelle Mello and David Studdert write in this New England Journal of Medicine commentary that medical malpractice reform is likely to be back on the federal agenda.

Trump budget could put health at risk in the US and worldwide

March 2017

Pandemics are a growing health concern in the United States and abroad.

Gun violence and suicide by firearm is a public health epidemic

March 2017

When Americans think of gun violence, we typically think of homicide and the never-ending debate over Second Amendment rights.

Cutting Medicaid hurts all kids, rich and poor

March 2017

“If you want to kill rich kids, cut Medicaid,” said Wise. “If you’re a rich kid with a serious chronic problem, you’re going to want facilities that provide high-quality care.

Two-thirds of patients see doctors who are paid by drug and device companies

March 2017

About two-thirds of American patients see doctors who receive payments from drug companies, but almost none of them know it.In a collaborative study between Drexel, Stanford and Harvard,...

Non-communicable disease could cost $47 trillion by 2030

March 2017

Non-communicable diseases such as heart and respiratory disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes are now responsible for some two-thirds of premature deaths around the world.

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Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Henry T. Greely Professor, Law
Julie Parsonnet Professor, Medicine, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Marcus W. Feldman Professor, Biology
Paul Yock Professor, Medicine, Professor, Bioengineering
Daniel P. Kessler Professor, Law, Professor, Political Economy
Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management