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.
A national body of evidence-based health experts — including SHP Director Douglas K. Owens — recommends screening for colon cancer in adults 45 to 75 in an effort to protect Americans from the third leading cause of cancer death in the country.
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 new Stanford study suggests that people’s perceptions of their own risks play an important role in their actions — and that shelter-in-place policies influence what they do, but not to the extent that some might think.
President Joe Biden is expected to propose paid family leave as part of a revamp of what advocates call the nation’s “care infrastructure.” Stanford Health Policy's Maya Rossin-Slater looks at a key question at the heart of the debate: Are businesses hurt when workers take time off with pay to care for a child or ailing family member?
The award recognizes a statistician in early to mid-career who has made significant contributions to one or more of the areas of applied statistics in which Gertrude Cox worked: survey methodology, experimental design, biostatistics, and statistical computing.
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.
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.
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 innovations in modern data science.
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.
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 increased risk of low performance in mathematics and English language arts, as well as chronic absenteeism and suspension from school.
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 Palo Alto Health
Care System today.
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 joined other academics and health-care experts in calling for an international commitment from humanitarian actors and donors to confront political and security challenges.
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 have a snowball effect in that younger siblings and cousins of children who receive these marginal ADHD diagnoses are often diagnosed with the condition as well.
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 science —and unbiased scholarly research — can help curtail the rising toll of COVID-19.
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 averted compared with the current fixed strategy,.
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 a young adult. Co-authored by SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater, the researchers estimate a loss in lifetime income of $115,550 per shooting-exposed student.