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Californians Living with Handgun Owners Twice as Likely to Die by Homicide

News / April 4, 2022
In the largest cohort study of its kind, research led by SHP's David Studdert and Yifan Zhang shows that people living with handgun owners are significantly more likely to die by homicide compared with neighbors in gun-free homes.
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Veterans Rushed to VA Hospitals Have Significantly Better Outcomes

News / February 16, 2022
New research led by Stanford Health Policy's David Chan and David Studdert finds that veterans rushed by ambulance to VA hospitals have significantly higher survival rates than veterans transported to non-VA hospitals. The public often perceives that the VA provides a lower quality of care, but the researchers say the data disprove those perceptions.
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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; others are broader. In this JAMA Health Forum viewpoint, health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert look at the various lawsuits, court rulings — and possible solutions.
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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 before.
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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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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 University could require that its students be vaccinated.
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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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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 — although uptake varied across different groups.
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"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 Law School, and Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Wake Forest Law, consider the ethical and policy implications surrounding the idea.
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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 projects one year later.
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Research Looks at Policy Fix for Hepatitis C Infections in Prisons

News / August 25, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, to guarantee prisoners a minimum basic level of health care. Yet even though prisons are the epicenter of the hepatitis C epidemic, only a small minority of prisoners have gained access to new "miracle" drugs to treat HCV.
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Stanford Works With California Prisons to Test and Prevent COVID-19

News / June 16, 2020
A $1 million gift from the Horowitz Family Foundation allows Stanford researchers to work on reducing the spread of COVID-19 among the incarcerated and inform mitigation strategies in other high-density living situations.
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Coronavirus Could Make America’s Gun Problem Even Deadlier

Commentary / June 11, 2020
Several myths cloud public understanding of the connection between guns and suicide. Perhaps the most pernicious is the idea that people who really want to end their lives will find a way to do it, making the presence or absence of a gun somewhat irrelevant. Decades of research on suicide tell a different story.
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Owning Handgun Associated With Dramatically Higher Risk of Suicide

News / June 3, 2020
Men who own handguns are eight times more likely to die of suicide by handgun than men who don’t have one — and women who own handguns are 35 times more likely than women who don’t, according to startling new research led by SHP's David Studdert.
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bethduff@stanford.edu

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