Stanford Health Policy

Interdisciplinary innovation, discovery and education to improve health policy

Better health through better health policy

Our scholars span the social sciences, engineering and medicine — from pediatrics to geriatrics, law, economics and decision sciences.


Our publications, commentary, media mentions — and reflections on this historic pandemic.


We conduct field work & data analysis around the world, working with local communities in developing countries to combat child nutrition, tropical & noncommunicable diseases.


Faculty & researchers work with policymakers, state & federal agencies to improve health outcomes for patients, and study costs and quality of care by health providers.


SHP trains the next generation of health policy leaders, offering a concentration in health services & policy research for medical students, post-doc fellowships and MS & PhD degrees.

Stanford Health Policy

SHP is a community of faculty, students and researchers within a variety of centers at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, all working to improve the health of people around the world.

We are driven by innovation, research, and training tomorrow's health policy leaders



Training and Education

VA-SHP Fellowship in Medical Informatics

Stanford-AHRQ Health Services Research Training Program

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VA-SHP Fellowship in Health Services Research & Development

VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics

PhD Program in Health Policy

Master of Science Degree in Health Services Research

Scholarly Concentration in Health Services and Policy Research