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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.

How healthy are we? A podcast with Kathy McDonald

August 2017

In this FSI World Class Podcast, Stanford Health Policy's Kathryn McDonald tells us how the safe, high-quality care we expect got where it is today and what we can do to maintain it.

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...

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...

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.

Steve Asch appointed editor-in-chief of world’s premiere primary care journal

May 2017

The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) has appointed Stanford Health Policy’s Steve Asch as an editor-in-chief.JGIM is the highest rated journal for primary care research in the world.

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.

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.

Fighting for children’s health care: A pediatrician’s perspective

February 2017

The health policy decisions made in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., impact health care programs, and these changes trickle down to communities where the results are deeply felt.

Is it possible to prevent deadly traffic accidents based on driving records?

February 2017

As the leading cause of death for young people in the United States, traffic accidents are a major risk to health.

Human health already suffers from climate change and the effects are getting worse, Stanford scholars say

February 2017

Stanford scholars across disciplines tell us what we can expect and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change on health.

New ban on US aid to family planning groups could have unintended consequences

January 2017

The Trump administration’s reinstatement of a policy that bans U.S.

The shameful legacy of Tuskegee syphilis study still impacts African-American men today

January 2017

Herman Shaw was a 30-year-old cotton farmer in Tuskegee, Alabama, when he saw a flyer offering free medical care by the U.S.

What are the health effects of legalizing marijuana?

November 2016

Robert MacCoun, a professor of law and FSI senior fellow, relays the potential risks and benefits of legalizing marijuana.

How might the election affect Obamacare?

November 2016

Stanford Health Policy faculty members Michelle Mello, David Studdert and Laurence Baker discuss repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it could affect health coverage in the United States.

Watch Health Policy through 2020

November 2016

Missed Health Policy through 2020? Watch it now.

Stanford researchers find 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 2016

New spatial analysis shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial.

Bundling breast cancer payments contains costs and may improve chances of survival

October 2016

In a new study in JAMA Oncology, Wang and his co-authors show that a value-based bundled payment system is associated with cost containment and improvement in care, even improving chances for...

Rosenkranz Prize Symposium celebrates young Stanford researchers improving health in developing countries

September 2016

The Rosenkranz Prize Symposium celebrated research projects that address the health care needs of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Call for papers: Conference on the economics of ageing

July 2016

The Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with scholars from Stanford Health Policy's Center on Demography and Economics of Health and...

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Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR