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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...
An illustration of a U.S. map and COVID-19

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...
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...
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...
Child with a stethoscope

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...
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...
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...
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...
Family sits on couch with masks

SHP COVID Modeling Project Probes Secondary COVID Transmissions

Q&As / November 20, 2020
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...
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School Reopenings and the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

News / October 28, 2020
SHP's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, David Studdert and Michelle Mello write in this JAMA Health Forum Insight that school reopening efforts must account for characteristics of the communities within...
A blue ribbon represents colon cancer awareness.

Task Force Urges Younger People to Screen for Colon Cancer

News / October 27, 2020
Most Americans think colorectal cancer is a disease of the elderly. But more young people — particularly Black men and women — are falling to the country's third deadliest type of cancer. The U...
Boy in mask at chalkboard

The Missing Piece — COVID-19 Testing and School Reopening

Commentary / October 23, 2020
Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello and Stanford medical student Yasmin Rafiei write in this New England Journal of Medicine perspective that most school reopening plans focus on screening...
Two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker at an immigration camp.

Paul Wise: Special Expert for the U.S. Federal Court Overseeing Treatment of Migrant Children at Border

News / October 21, 2020
With unaccompanied minors being detained in hotels during COVID-19, Stanford professor of pediatrics Paul Wise is among the few external people with full access to the facilities, detained children,...
A dollar bill and mask represents the economy during COVID-19 pandemic.

Initial Economic Damage from the COVID-19 Pandemic More Widespread Across Ages and Geographies than Initial Mortality Impacts

Q&As / October 20, 2020
Maria Polyakova and colleagues examine how the pandemic impacted individual livelihoods depending on where people live, as well as the age of coronavirus victims.
Laurence C. Baker at Stanford University

Loren Baker Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

News / October 19, 2020
Election to the National Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and...
COVID-19 research illustration

An Impact-Oriented Approach to COVID-19 Epidemiological Modeling

Commentary / September 28, 2020
Epidemiological modeling has emerged as a crucial tool to help decision-makers combat COVID-19, with calls for non-pharmaceutical interventions such as stay-at-home orders and the wearing of masks...

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