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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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The Silent Cost of School Shootings

News / September 23, 2020
School shootings are a horrific U.S. phenomenon. And the tragedies aren’t limited to the shootings themselves. SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater finds that fatal shootings have a lingering impact on the...
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How Polio Eradication in Africa Can Inform Global COVID-19 Response

Commentary / September 16, 2020
An estimated 1.8 million African children have been spared crippling paralysis, and 180,000 lives have been saved. Lessons from this success can inform our global response to COVID-19.
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Goldhaber-Fiebert elected to Society for Medical Decision Making Board

News / September 15, 2020
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...
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Classroom Learning With Safety In Mind: A Pediatrician’s Thoughts

Q&A / September 15, 2020
For a recent 1:2:1 podcast, Stanford Medicine's Paul Costello asked Stanford Health Policy's Jason Wang about best practices for keeping schools safe and why it's important for kids to...
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Lockdowns Increase Domestic Violence and Potential Harm to Fetuses

News / September 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating domestic violence, particularly among low-income families. Research by Maya Rossin-Slater finds that babies born to mothers who experience an assault during...
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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...
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Rosenkranz Prize Winner Leads Effort to Protect Health-Care Workers from COVID-19 in Under-Resourced Countries

News / August 22, 2020
Stanford postdoc Ashley Styczynski and collaborators build a website devoted to protecting health-care workers in under-resourced countries, using infographics and videos to show them how to create,...
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Contact Tracing Model Shows Potential Impact Against COVID-19, Yet Obstacles Abound

News / August 21, 2020
While there is no national, cohesive COVID-19 contact tracing plan, SHP's Joshua Salomon writes that it's important to continue to invest in contact tracing capacity now, because once we...
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An 8-Point Plan to Tackle COVID-19 Among Women in Mumbai Slums

News / August 14, 2020
“We’ve never been closer to each other or to those we serve," says Health Policy PhD candidate Suhani Jalota, founder of the Myna Mahila Foundation, a Mumbai-based women’s health and employment...
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Recommendations for Strict, But Costly Re-Opening of Schools

News / August 11, 2020
SHP's Jason Wang and School of Medicine student Henry Bair suggest schools should and can reopen safely if they follow a set of strict — though expensive — guidelines to avoid COVID-19...
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Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19

Commentary / August 6, 2020
SHP's Michelle Mello writes in this commentary in JAMA Network that the attacks on and harassment of public health officials for taking steps to protect their communities from COVID-19 is...
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Partitioning the Curve — Interstate Travel Restrictions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Commentary / August 5, 2020
Many jurisdictions have responded to the unevenness of the COVID-19 pandemic by battening down their borders. SHP's David Studdert and Michelle Mello take a deep dive into the legalities of...
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Preparing for Infectious Diseases, Natural Disasters and Terrorist Attacks

News / July 23, 2020
The CDC called on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to develop a set of national, evidence-based guidelines for public health emergency preparedness and response. The...
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Millions of Children at Risk of Measles as Vaccination Campaigns Take Back Seat to COVID-19

Commentary / July 17, 2020
SHP's Eran Bendavid Warns that millions of young children around the world are at risk of missing their measles vaccines as health-care workers focus on COVID-19.
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Stanford Team Uses Data to Help California Track & Prevent COVID-19

News / July 13, 2020
A team of Stanford researchers is working with the State of California on a new COVID-19 assessment tool to help hospitals and public health officials in their pandemic preparedness planning.
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Proposed Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening Would Nearly Double Number of People Who Should Get Tested

News / July 10, 2020
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.
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How to Safely Reopen Colleges and Universities During COVID-19: Experiences From Taiwan

News / July 6, 2020
Reopening colleges and universities during the COVID-10 pandemic poses a special challenge worldwide. Taiwan is one of the few countries where schools are functioning normally. In an Annals of...
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Ensuring Wide Use of Coronavirus Vaccine Once We Have One

Commentary / June 26, 2020
SHP's Michelle Mello and colleagues note in this New England Journal of Medicine perspective that even when we have a clinically safe and successful vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — only half of...
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Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member: Sherri Rose

Q&A / June 26, 2020
Sherri Rose comes to us from Harvard Medical School, where she co-founded the Health Policy Data Science lab.
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California’s COVID-19 Spike and Measures to Bend the Curve

Q&A / June 26, 2020
Michelle Mello, a professor of medicine and law, examines the reasons behind California's spike in COVID-19 cases and what can be done to bend the curve of the pandemic.
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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-...
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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,...
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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...
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Preventing and Managing Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus

News / June 2, 2020
SHP's Jason Wang and colleagues provide five key steps to managing infections in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic in this Journal of Hospital Medicine study, drawing on lessons from...

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