Stanford Health Policy is committed to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its endeavors. This page highlights some of our current initiatives as well as research by Stanford Health Policy faculty and trainees on health equity and health disparities.
Seminars, Research and Mentorship
Health Equity Lecture Series
Stanford Health Policy’s Health Equity Lecture Series is a convening of scholars from across campus, engaging with distinguished early and mid-career external speakers who are trailblazing leaders in health equity. The Series supports Stanford Health Policy’s mission of interdisciplinary innovation, discovery, and education to improve health policy.
Stanford Health Policy faculty and students conduct research that promotes health equity, from a COVID-19 modeling project that looks at the racial and ethnic disparities in vaccine coverage, examining ways to distribute payments to health-care plans more efficiently and fairly, and evidence that paid family leave does not hurt employers.
Mentoring and Professional Development Initiatives
Stanford Health Policy faculty are involved in workshops and professional development programs for women PhD candidates in health economics and health policy as well as population health research for college students who are from underrepresented and historically excluded groups in the health sciences.
Stanford Health Policy is committed to addressing health disparities in relation to major forces of change — including technological innovation, migration, climate change, and income inequality.
Douglas K. Owens
Director of Stanford Health Policy
Department of Health Policy's Inaugural Health Equity Panell
Panelists for the Department of Health Policy's inaugural Health Equity Panel discuss the health disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as families and health and consequences from lack of gender equity, and the impact of Medicaid on access to care, insurance coverage, racial disparities and maternal and infant health. Panel video is embedded in this story.
Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity
In this special StanfordMed LIVE event, members of the Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity present recommendations from its report and answer questions about the process and findings.
Co-Chairs of our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about issues related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at Stanford Health Policy, pleaseuse this formto submit them (anonymously). The co-chairs of the JEDI committee will read and respond, as appropriate.