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Worried woman in face mask.

California's Latinos Hit Hard At All Levels by Pandemic

News / May 13, 2021
Latinos, the state’s largest ethnic group, have faced greater exposure to COVID-19 and has contracted and died from the coronavirus at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, according to a study led...
COVID-19 Vaccine Illustration

Encouraging Sign: Many California Prisoners Willing To Be Vaccinated

News / May 12, 2021
Two-thirds of the nearly 100,000 incarcerated residents in California's 35 prisons were offered COVID-19 vaccines and 66.5% of those accepted at least one dose, according to a new Stanford study...
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The Importance of Risk Perceptions During Pandemic Shutdowns

News / May 6, 2021
A new Stanford study suggests that people’s perceptions of their own risks play an important role in their actions — and that shelter-in-place policies influence what they do, but not to the extent...
Father and Baby

Study Finds That Paid Family Leave Does Not Hurt Employers

News / April 12, 2021
President Joe Biden is expected to propose paid family leave as part of a revamp of what advocates call the nation’s “care infrastructure.” Stanford Health Policy's Maya Rossin-Slater looks at a...
Sherri Rose, associate professor of medicine, Stanford Medicine

Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious Gertrude M. Cox Award

News / April 7, 2021
The award recognizes a statistician in early to mid-career who has made significant contributions to one or more of the areas of applied statistics in which Gertrude Cox worked: survey methodology,...
An illustration of opioid addiction.

Stanford Team Reveals Cost-Effective and Life-Saving Treatment for Nation's Opioid Disorder Epidemic

News / March 31, 2021
A Stanford team of decision scientists with colleagues at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System developed a mathematical model to assess the cost-effectiveness of various interventions to treat opioid...
Photo fo a U.S. passport with a vaccine bottle and syringe

"Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations

Commentary / March 31, 2021
As the Biden administration considers a national COVID-19 "vaccine passport" program, David Studdert, a professor of medicine at Stanford Health Policy and a professor of law at Stanford...
A Simulation of a World COVID-19 Map

A Story One Year in the Telling: the Stanford COVID Modeling Project

News / March 11, 2021
The Stanford-CIDE Coronavirus Simulation Model was established in the frightening days when the world was realizing a deadly virus in China would become a pandemic. A look at its accomplishments and...
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New Guidelines Could Nearly Double Lung Cancer Screenings

News / March 9, 2021
More women and African Americans would be prompted by their clinicians to get screened for lung cancer under a new recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
A health-care worker holds up a COVID-19 vaccine

Choices in a Crisis — Individual Preferences among COVID Vaccines

Commentary / March 3, 2021
Now that a third COVID-19 vaccine has been given emergency-use authorization, Michelle Mello and colleagues ask whether individuals should be able to choose which vaccine they receive.
Brazil hotspots

Melding Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms with Health Care and Policy to Combat Human Trafficking

News / February 24, 2021
The Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab conducts critical research through a collaboration among academics, health-care providers and frontline trafficking experts and prosecutors, using promising...
African American gets vaccinated

Mapping the Inequality of COVID-19 Household Exposure and Transmission Risk

News / February 19, 2021
Communities of color may be most susceptible to low coverage due to long-standing disparities in healthcare, mistrust fueled by a history of exploitation in clinical trials, and other structural risk...
Pupils raise their hands in class.

Babies Born Too Early Likely to Face Educational and Lifelong Behavioral Setbacks

News / February 16, 2021
SHP's Lee Sanders and his Stanford colleagues found that after adjusting for socioeconomic status and compared with full-term births, moderate and late preterm births are associated with...
Health-care providers looking at electronic medical records

Mary Goldstein's CDS System at VA Palo Alto Health Care System

News / February 9, 2021
Mary Goldstein, an expert on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, gets recognition for her work from the 1990s — a knowledge-based clinical decision support (CDS) system still serving the VA...
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Excess Mortality Rates Early in Pandemic Highest Among Blacks

News / February 1, 2021
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been starkly uneven across race, ethnicity and geography, according to a new study led by SHP's Maria Polyakova.
Syrian Refugees sitting in front of tent

Tackling the Health of Women and Children in Global Conflict Settings

News / January 28, 2021
A new four-paper series in The Lancet exposes the far-reaching effects of modern warfare on women’s and children’s health. Stanford researchers, including SHP's Paul Wise and Eran Bendavid, have...
School Children

What’s Behind the Increase in ADHD?

News / January 14, 2021
New research by SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater shows that borderline ADHD diagnoses appear to be behind the dramatic increase in the number of cases in the last few decades. Those cases also appear to...
David Studdert and Michelle Mello of Stanford University

Critical Legal and Policy Solutions to the COVID-19 Pandemic

News / January 11, 2021
Stanford Law School health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert, also professors of medicine at Stanford Health Policy, share insights into the government’s response and offer hope that...
Students after a school shooting

New Study of Gun Violence in Schools Identifies Long-Term Harms

News / January 4, 2021
The most comprehensive study of American children who experience gun violence at school finds they are less likely to graduate from high school or enroll in college — and less likely to hold a job as...
American woman gets COVID-19 vaccine

An Alternative Dose Distribution Of Tight COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

News / January 4, 2021
SHP's Joshua Salomon and colleagues offer an alternative approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution — modeling a flexible strategy that would result in an additional 23% to 29% of COVID-19 cases...
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So Your Parents Want You To Be a Doctor?

News / December 17, 2020
New research by Maria Polyakova and Petra Persson — both faculty fellows at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research — shows that socioeconomic status is hereditary and getting stronger...
Commuters wear protective masks

The Uncertain Impact of Accelerating Science

Commentary / December 7, 2020
The urgency of the coronavirus pandemic has led to enormous research efforts and some shortcuts. Michelle Mello, a professor of medicine and law, and David Magnus, a professor of medicine and...
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

Economics Need More Women As Field Impacts Public Policy

News / December 7, 2020
The world of economics has not always opened its arms to women — in fact it can be outright hostile. But the field influences so much public policy, so SHP medical economist Maya Rossin-Slater brings...
A Black woman wearing a mask gets her temperature taken.

Stanford PhD Students Investigate Racial Disparities in COVID-19

News / December 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Black and Hispanic populations harder than most for a variety of socioeconomic and medical reasons. Two Stanford PhD students are investigating what interventions might...
A man exits a Los Angeles County store where masks are required.

Team Builds Robust Database of CA COVID-19 Public Health Orders

News / November 30, 2020
California and its 58 counties have issued more than 1,500 public health orders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of Stanford researchers has put those orders into a dataset to...

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