COVID-19 Pandemic

Stanford Health Policy Faculty, Researchers and Students are Immersed in the COVID-19 Pandemic. This page is devoted to their publications, commentary, media mentions — and reflections of this historic public health cycle.

SHP faculty to Teach Students How To Build COVID-19 Mathematical Projection Models for Policymakers

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert and Jason Andrews are teaching a new course, Models for Understanding and Controlling Global Infectious Diseases, to enable students to become critical consumers of studies using infectious disease modeling and to learn the building blocks for constructing infectious disease models themselves.

Paul Wise: When Pandemics Come to the Slums

Slums provide uniquely challenging conditions for containing the coronavirus and confronting the threat of COVID-19. There may be no ambulances. No hospitals. No tests. No or few police. Only some of the most densely populated places on earth. When COVID-19 reaches the world’s slums, few policy options are available; and those that exist often entail hellish bargains with the criminal groups that so often rule such areas.
We are working with colleagues around the world to address prevention, preparation and services for Covid-19 in areas with weak governance and inadequate health systems.
Paul Wise
Professor of Child Health and Society

SHP Masters Student Eli Cahan writes in this VOX article that hospital support staff must sometimes rewear contaminated gear and don’t always feel comfortable advocating for themselves.

NowThis with Jason Wang: Taiwan's COVID-19 Response Should Be A Model For The World

New Stanford Research Led by Eran Bendavid Reveals If You've Been Exposed to Coronavirus

The new test that identifies the prevalence of coronavirus in our community could help reveal the full scope of Santa Clara County’s epidemic. The 2,500 test slots on Friday and Saturday filled up within hours, as news of the first large-scale study of its type in the U.S. spread quickly through the county.

Care In the Time of Corona: Reflecting on my Calling as a Physician

Megha Shankar, an early-career physician and health services research fellow with Stanford Health Policy and the VA, reflects on her role during the pandemic.

New website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse scarce N95 masks to fight COVID-19

Researchers from Stanford and other universities scoured the scientific literature to create, a web portal that medical professionals can access for trustworthy information on how to decontaminate used N95 masks.

Stanford Medicine's COVID-19 Updates

This page is dedicated to the latest information and developments about COVID-19 for the Stanford and surrounding community.

Stanford COVID-19 Guidelines for PPE use

To provide clear guidance on appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Jason Wang Presents at Pediatrics Grand Rounds:

How Can a Democracy Effectively Respond to COVID19 Lessons from Taiwan


Bendavid & Bhattacharya Ask: Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

There’s little evidence to confirm coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines—and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.

Questioning Conventional Wisdom of the COVID-19 Crisis

Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya questions the premise that coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines.

Jason Wang is conducting two surveys on adherence to the orders and guidelines nationwide to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. One looks the remain-at-home behavior itself — including hygiene and social distancing — while the other evaluates at-home education for school-age children. He intends to publish the findings to help inform policymakers, planners and educators.