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Kaylynn Purdy and Brother Blake

Health Policy Student: My Brother’s Death Is Not a Statistic

Commentary / November 30, 2021
After Kaylynn Purdy lost her older brother to a drug overdose, she chose to write about his death to highlight the human faces behind the opioid epidemic both in Canada and here in the United States.
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New Study Shows Support for Paid Family Leave Grew During Pandemic

News / November 18, 2021
In a blow to arguments that a federal paid leave law would harm small businesses, a new study co-authored by SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater finds that support for paid leave among small employers is...
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The Department of Health Policy's Inaugural Health Equity Panel

News / November 2, 2021
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...
Christmas decorations in Mexico City

COVID-19 and End-of-Year Holiday Gatherings in Mexico City

News / October 29, 2021
Mexico City was hit hard by COVID-19 at the end of 2020, which may have been due in part to big holiday gatherings and public festivals. The SHP modeling team is warning that the sprawling...
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The Political and Judicial Battles Over Mask Mandates for Schools

Commentary / October 28, 2021
Litigation over mask mandates takes a bizarre turn after political leaders in eight states introduce bans on mask requirements. Some state bans apply only to mandates adopted by school districts;...
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Stanford Researchers Document Progress, Missed Opportunities in Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

News / October 20, 2021
Unequal COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States have compounded existing disparities in cases, hospitalizations and deaths among Black and Hispanic populations. SHP researchers quantify how...
COVID-19 mask graffiti

Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine in One California Prison

News / October 20, 2021
The latest study by the Stanford Health Policy COVID-19 modeling team shows that vaccination continues to provide powerful protection from the delta variant, even among people who have been infected...
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For Doctors, Taking Medical Advice Is Sometimes a Hard Pill to Swallow

News / October 12, 2021
Doctors often complain that patients don’t follow instructions. But when it comes to their own medical care, physicians do not necessarily do a better job than their patients.
Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert Stanford Health Policy

Goldhaber-Fiebert Wins Impact Lab Design Fellowship for Prison Work

News / October 5, 2021
He will continue exploring how data analytics, decision science, simulation modeling, and infectious disease epidemiology can improve the health of residents of California state prisons and enhance...
Stanford Medicine Frontiers in Medicine Joshua Salomon

Joshua Salomon: Pairing Science with Policy to Combat Pandemic

News / September 28, 2021
In this Frontiers in Medicine flash talk, SHP's Joshua Salomon explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to pair advances in scientific discovery with programs and policies...
President Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Michelle Mello: Biden's New Vaccine Mandates

Q&As / September 13, 2021
President Biden announced sweeping new mandates meant to push an estimated two-thirds of American workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and stem the tide of the latest Delta wave of the pandemic...
Douglas K. Owens addresses launch of the Department of Health Policy

Celebrating the Launch of the New Department of Health Policy

News / September 2, 2021
Stanford Health Policy celebrated the launch of the new Department of Health Policy on Sept. 1, 2021, as well as SHP Director Douglas K. Owens being named inaugural chair of the 13th basic sciences...
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Health Experts Recommend Diabetes Screenings at 35 as Obesity Climbs

News / September 2, 2021
Health experts are now recommending that clinicians begin screening patients for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at age 35.
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Pandemic Models Can Be More Useful: Here’s How

Blogs / September 2, 2021
Joshua Salomon and colleague Alyssa Bilinski write in this Health Affairs blog that there is an unmet need for a hybrid modeling approach: models that explore long-term questions, as in scenario...
Lady Justice and the American Flag

The COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Outbreak of Another Kind: Litigation

Commentary / September 1, 2021
In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, SHP's Michelle Mello writes that more than 1,000 lawsuits have challenged public health orders shuttering business, banning indoor worship,...
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Do As Docs Say, Not As They Do

News / August 16, 2021
Does having more health information actually change behavior? Freakonomics Radio host Bapu Jena talks to SHP's Maria Polyakova and her colleague Petra Persson to explore whether doctors make...
A health-care worker carries COVID-19 vaccines into a prison.

Tackling COVID-19 Among Prison Populations in California and Beyond

News / August 9, 2021
The SHP prison project team is out with two more studies to help prisons prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
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When Low Tech Wins

Commentary / August 9, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and patients to adopt telemedicine. In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, Health Services Research master's alum Jacqueline Baras Shreibati...
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Democracies Linked To Greater Universal Health Coverage Compared With Autocracies, Even In An Economic Recession

News / August 4, 2021
Democracies are more likely than autocracies to maintain universal health coverage, even amid economic recessions, when access to affordable, effective health services matters most, according to new...
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Improving the Performance of Health Plan Payment Systems

News / August 2, 2021
Sherri Rose illustrates ways to improve payments to health-care plans, making them more efficiently and fairly distributed.
Vaccine Passport

Legal Look at Proof of Vaccination & Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19

Q&As / July 21, 2021
Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the ongoing pandemic, proof of vaccination “passports” at the state and federal levels, and a July 19 ruling that Indiana...
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Are Hospitals Adhering To New Federal Price Transparency Regulations?

News / July 10, 2021
President Biden has reinforced a federal policy that calls for U.S. hospitals to make their pricing more transparent by listing them on a user-friendly platform so consumers can comparison shop. But...
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My Husband Had a Stroke After His COVID Vaccine. We Gave Our Kid His Shot Anyway

Commentary / July 9, 2021
Michelle Mello writes in this San Francisco Chronicle commentary that her husband had a stroke a few days after getting his COVID vaccine. On the same day he checked into a hospital, their son was...
Sherri Rose Stanford Health Policy

Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious Spiegelman Award for Contributions to Public Health Statistics

News / June 24, 2021
It's the second recognition this year for Sherri Rose, whose work is making significant contributions to health statistics.
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Stanford’s Michelle Mello and David Studdert on SCOTUS ACA Decision

Q&As / June 21, 2021
In its third major decision about the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects efforts to undo the popular health care law.

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