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 metropolitan area could face another winter surge — by offering evidence of how the numbers spiked after the holidays and into the new year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 that ensure all people can benefit from these breakthroughs.
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. Health law expert Michelle Mello weighs in.
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 models, but hew close to empirical data, as in forecasts.
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 department within the School of Medicine.
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, restricting travel and mandating masks. She argues that the outcome of these cases will have a lasting impact on our public health.
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 healthier choices than the rest of us.
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 looks back on how telemedicine impacted her and her patients.
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 research led by SHP PhD student Tara Templin.
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.
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 fewer than half the hospitals in California have done so.
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 offered the vaccine. They listened to the doctors and determined the risk of COVID outweighed the potential risks from the vaccine.
Stanford’s Center for Open and Reproducible Science aims to make science – and research in general – more effective and accessible. “Stanford is absolutely the right place to have a center like CORES because we have such a strong tradition of data science," says SHP's Michelle Mello, a member of the CORES executive committee.
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.
This year’s Rosenkranz Prize winners are both working to better understand preeclampsia in pregnancies and a form of childhood malnutrition in lower-resourced countries in an effort to find medical interventions.