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Stanford PhD student develops novel formula to help donors determine where to put their global aid

February 2018

As global health assistance for developing countries dwindles, a Stanford student working on her PhD in health policy has developed a novel formula to help donors make more informed decisions about...

Addressing the religious-objection conundrum of mandated hospital influenza vaccination

January 2018

In April 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Mission Hospital, a large North Carolina health system, after it denied employee requests for religious exemptions from an...

Jay Bhattacharya considers Medicaid policy change that allows states to require eligible patients to work

January 2018

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to state Medicaid directors on January 11 announcing a policy change that allows states to experiment with how they...

Suing drug companies could help stem the national opioid epidemic

December 2017

At least 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The epidemic has claimed more than 300,000 lives since 2000 and is expected kill another half million over the next decade.

Tackling the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

December 2017

The high cost of prescription drugs in the United States came under scrutiny in a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicines, “Making Medicines Affordable: A...

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...

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.

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...

Education gap widens among adolescent boys and girls in low-income countries when younger siblings home sick

June 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Marcella Alsan argues in a new study in the journal Pediatrics, that identifying contributors to education disparities and making investments in early childhood health...

Study identifies cost-effective ways to combat HIV and the opioid crisis

May 2017

As more people inject drugs, risk of an HIV outbreak increases. The study examines four programs that could prevent an outbreak without breaking the bank.

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.

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.

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.

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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Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Sara Cody Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Stephen M. Shortell Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
John (Jack) W. Rowe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR