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COVID vaccines

My Husband Had a Stroke After His COVID Vaccine. We Gave Our Kid His Shot Anyway

Commentary / July 9, 2021
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.
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Sherri Rose Stanford Health Policy

Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious Spiegelman Award for Contributions to Public Health Statistics

News / June 24, 2021
It's the second recognition this year for Sherri Rose, whose work is making significant contributions to health statistics.
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The columns at the U.S.Supreme Court

Stanford’s Michelle Mello and David Studdert on SCOTUS ACA Decision

Q&As / June 21, 2021
In its third major decision about the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects efforts to undo the popular health care law.
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Stanford Researchers Champion Open and Reproducible Science

News / June 21, 2021
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.
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Woman gets vaccinated.

SHP-Kaiser Collaboration on Estimates and Projections of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

News / June 17, 2021
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.
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Stanford's Jessica Grembi collects water samples in Iraq.

Rosenkranz Prize Winners Focus on Child and Maternal Health

News / June 16, 2021
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.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom celebrates the state's reopening after COVID-19 pandemic..

Incorporating Health Equity Into COVID-19 Reopening Plans: Policy Experimentation in California

News / June 16, 2021
Michelle Mello evaluates the benefits and challenges of California's novel health equity focus in its reopening efforts and outlines recommendations for other U.S. states to address disparities in their reopening plans.
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A young girl heads back to school with a mask.

Passing the Test: A Model-Based Analysis of Safe School-Reopening Strategies

News / June 14, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked historic educational disruptions. In an effort to inform public policy on the school re-opening debate, a team of researchers developed a model to simulate transmission in elementary and high school communities, as well as household interactions.
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Maya Rossin-Slater Stanford Health Policy

Maya Rossin-Slater Wins Faculty Women’s Forum Award

News / June 14, 2021
The awards honor individuals for their outstanding work supporting women at Stanford through role modeling, allyship, leadership and sponsorship.
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Veteran speaks to doctor

Even Short-Term Treatment of Vets With Opioid Use Disorder Is Effective

News / June 4, 2021
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.
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Researchers examine medical vials

5 Questions: David Relman on Investigating Origin of Coronavirus

Commentary / June 2, 2021
Microbiologist David Relman discusses the importance of understanding how the coronavirus emerged.
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COVID Contact Tracing

Contact-tracing App Curbed Spread of COVID in England and Wales

News / May 28, 2021
SHP's Jason Wang writes in this Nature article that digital contact tracing has the potential to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Meeting the Moment: Department of Medicine 2021 Annual Report

News / May 27, 2021
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.
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When Screening for Colon Cancer To Save Lives: 45 Is the New 50

News / May 18, 2021
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.
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Worried woman in face mask.

California's Latinos Hit Hard At All Levels by Pandemic

News / May 13, 2021
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.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Illustration

Encouraging Sign: Many California Prisoners Willing To Be Vaccinated

News / May 12, 2021
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.
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Illustration of COVID Risks

The Importance of Risk Perceptions During Pandemic Shutdowns

News / May 6, 2021
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.
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Father and Baby

Study Finds That Paid Family Leave Does Not Hurt Employers

News / April 12, 2021
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?
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Sherri Rose, associate professor of medicine, Stanford Medicine

Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious Gertrude M. Cox Award

News / April 7, 2021
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.
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"Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations

Commentary / March 31, 2021
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.
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Stanford Team Reveals Cost-Effective and Life-Saving Treatment for Nation's Opioid Disorder Epidemic

News / March 31, 2021
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.
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A Simulation of a World COVID-19 Map

A Story One Year in the Telling: the Stanford COVID Modeling Project

News / March 11, 2021
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 innovations in modern data science.
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