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 from lack of gender equity, and the impact of Medicaid on access to care, insurance coverage, racial disparities and maternal and infant health. Panel video is embedded in this story.
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 differential vaccine uptake by race and ethnicity within each US state produced substantial vaccination coverage disparities during the initial scale-up among older adults.
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.
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 preparedness for future epidemics.
Stanford Health Policy and the Kaiser Family Foundation are collaborating to examine the disparities in meeting vaccination benchmarks by using state-reported vaccination data by race/ethnicity and projecting vaccine coverage going forward.
The Veterans Administration is the largest provider of opioid use disorder treatment in the United States. In new Stanford Health Policy research, PhD student Jack Ching and faculty find short-term treatment with medication could yield big benefits.
Two projects launched at Stanford Health Policy are featured in the Stanford Department of Medicine 2021 Annual Report: the COVID Modeling Project and Maya Rossin-Slater's work to mentor women studying for their PhDs in economics.
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 by Stanford Health Policy.
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.
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 use disorder. They looked at the cost-effectiveness from two perspectives: the health-care sector and the criminal justice system.
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.
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 factors, according to new research by Stanford Health Policy.
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 help policymakers and public health officials plan and protect.
Hannah Fung — a PhD candidate in biology at the School of Humanities and Sciences and a member of the SHP COVID modeling team — talks to us about a new study that shows 17% of COVID-19 patients pass the virus onto others in their households.
Goldhaber-Fiebert will become the Society of Medical Decision Making's next secretary-treasurer. “SMDM has been bringing together the global methodological leaders in decision science for health and medicine for decades,” he says.
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.
A new study by Stanford researchers indicates adding cardiac resynchronization therapy to an implanted cardio defibrillator (CRT-D) for patients with mild heart failure may increase the quality of life and do so cost-effectively.
A recent study by Stanford Health Policy's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, and colleagues at the School of Medicine showed that targeting obesity prevention to small children who are overweight might not be effective. That's because a higher-than-normal weight at age 5 provides an accurate predictor of adult obesity only 50 percent of the time.
Without good health care, diabetics run the risk of developing more health problems. Stanford researchers say those complications will put a greater strain on the patients and the countries where they live – a problem that can be addressed with improvements to health and insurance systems.