Stanford Researchers Investigate Human Trafficking Alongside Brazilian Partners in the Amazon Rainforest
An estimated 1 million people are held in conditions of modern slavery in Brazil today. Members of the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab travel to Brazil to investigate possible trafficking sites while working alongside their Brazilian counterparts to expand an AI database designed to help authorities find illegal camps faster and more effectively.
Fuchs’ influence and tireless devotion to the field of health care economics and the Stanford community spanned decades.
Three Stanford students spend their summer in Brazil with Stanford faculty and researchers, all of whom are members of the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab.
The Supreme Court decision concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 raises new questions about the ability of private employers—including health-care organizations—to enforce vaccination requirements for employees who have religious objections. In this JAMA Health Forum commentary, Michelle Mello and colleagues consider the implications.
AI algorithms often are trained on adult data, which can skew results when evaluating children. A new perspective piece by SHP's Sherri Rose and several Stanford Medicine colleagues lays out an approach for pediatric populations.
The inaugural Stanford Biodesign Policy Fellows and their Program Director Kavita Patel meet with Doug Owens, chair of the Department of Health Policy, to learn about the department’s faculty, courses, and expertise in decision science, health economics and data modeling. The Biodesign Policy Fellowship seeks to develop the next generation of health policy leaders capable of leveraging transformative new technologies to materially impact patient outcomes while democratizing access to care.
SHP's Adrienne Sabety and Bay Area experts in homelessness have launched an innovative experiment to determine whether giving unhoused people unconditional cash payments will improve their housing insecurity.
Alyce Adams, an expert in health equity and policy explains how new approaches in communities and health systems are improving care delivery for traditionally underserved populations.
Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellows are spending their summer alongside faculty, investigating compelling and complex health policy issues.
Lower Doses of Statins Just as Effective in Older Adults Who Are at Greater Risk of Side Effects from the Cholesterol Drugs
New research shows that starting cholesterol lowering treatment with a low- to moderate-intensity statin was associated with a greater reduction of LDL levels among older patients than with younger ones.
Michelle Mello and colleagues write in this JAMA Network Viewpoint that civic values were eroded during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a groundswell of resistance to vaccines that have been a bedrock principle of U.S. public health policy.
Stanford Health Experts in the Community with Message of Early Disease Detection Among Underserved Populations
Stanford Medicine and Stanford Health Care researchers, officials and staffers attend a large health fair in Oakland to promote Stanford’s commitment to community outreach.
David Studdert, professor of health policy and of law, has been named vice provost and dean of research (VPDoR) at Stanford effective Sept. 1, 2023. He will also assume the role of cognizant dean for the university’s 15 independent laboratories, institutes, and centers.
Rose was recognized for treating diversity and inclusion as investments in Stanford’s future and conducting research that exposes how medical and health policy decision have the power to exacerbate disadvantage and equity.
Evacuating Child Cancer Patients From Ukraine While Highlighting Rise of Attacks on Hospitals and Health Workers Around the World
The Spring 2023 issue of Dædalus—the journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences—focuses on the delivery of humanitarian and health aid in areas of violent conflict. Paul Wise, one of three co-editors of the three-year project, writes about how international humanitarian law has lost purchase with many 21st-century combatants.
Rosenkranz Prize Winners: Helping Children Grow in Bangladesh and Preventing Blindness in West Africa
The Rosenkranz Prize is endowed by the family of Dr. George Rosenkranz to honor his legacy of scientific innovation to improve global health in low- to middle-income countries.
Screening Adults 35 and Older for Chronic Kidney Disease Would Increase Life Expectancy in Cost-effective Way
Many people don’t know they have chronic kidney disease until it progresses. A new study led by Stanford Health Policy researchers finds that screening would increase life expectancy in a cost-effective way.
In this commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello — professor of health policy and professor of law — shares her personal account of the year-long struggle to diagnose her husband's autoimmune disease.
In this JAMA Forum perspective, SHP's Michelle Mello, professor of health policy and of law, and Neel Guha, a Stanford Law School student and PhD candidate in computer science, write that medical advice from AI chatbots is not yet highly accurate, so physicians should only use these systems to supplement more traditional forms of medical guidance.
The American Society of Health Economists recognizes David Chan for his significant contributions to health economics research.
SHP's Marissa Reitsma and Michelle Mello conduct an original investigation that finds allowing the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to negotiate prescription drug prices for Medicare may improve drug affordability.