A new study finds that the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, formerly known as the Mexico City Policy, reduced the provision and use of contraceptives, as well as community health volunteer services, in African countries.
President Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence—Implications for Health Care Organizations
SHP's Michelle Mello and Stanford Medicine colleagues write in the journal JAMA that President Biden's recent executive order on Artificial Intelligence could have significant implications for health-care organizations.
In this JAMA Network Viewpoint, Stanford Health Policy's Kevin Schulman and Perry Nielsen Jr. look at the impact Large Language Models could have on our complex health-care billing system.
The prize awarded by the American Economic Association is in memory of Elaine Bennett, who made significant contributions in economic theory and experimental economics and encouraged the work of young women in all areas of economics.
Many states allow nurse practitioners to independently prescribe drugs, a growing practice that critics argue can adversely affect quality of care. A Stanford-led study now indicates that NPs do just fine when prescribing medicine for seniors.
Eran Bendavid and his Stanford colleagues examine how often Californians visit emergency departments (ED) and found that, surprisingly, people tend to avoid the hospital on the smokiest days.
Fuchs’ influence and tireless devotion to the field of health care economics and the Stanford community spanned decades.
Three Stanford students spend their summer in Brazil with Stanford faculty and researchers, all of whom are members of the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab.
Stanford Researchers Investigate Human Trafficking Alongside Brazilian Partners in the Amazon Rainforest
An estimated 1 million people are held in conditions of modern slavery in Brazil today. Members of the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab travel to Brazil to investigate possible trafficking sites while working alongside their Brazilian counterparts to expand an AI database designed to help authorities find illegal camps faster and more effectively.
The Supreme Court decision concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 raises new questions about the ability of private employers—including health-care organizations—to enforce vaccination requirements for employees who have religious objections. In this JAMA Health Forum commentary, Michelle Mello and colleagues consider the implications.
AI algorithms often are trained on adult data, which can skew results when evaluating children. A new perspective piece by SHP's Sherri Rose and several Stanford Medicine colleagues lays out an approach for pediatric populations.
The inaugural Stanford Biodesign Policy Fellows and their Program Director Kavita Patel meet with Doug Owens, chair of the Department of Health Policy, to learn about the department’s faculty, courses, and expertise in decision science, health economics and data modeling. The Biodesign Policy Fellowship seeks to develop the next generation of health policy leaders capable of leveraging transformative new technologies to materially impact patient outcomes while democratizing access to care.
SHP's Adrienne Sabety and Bay Area experts in homelessness have launched an innovative experiment to determine whether giving unhoused people unconditional cash payments will improve their housing insecurity.
Alyce Adams, an expert in health equity and policy explains how new approaches in communities and health systems are improving care delivery for traditionally underserved populations.
Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellows are spending their summer alongside faculty, investigating compelling and complex health policy issues.
Lower Doses of Statins Just as Effective in Older Adults Who Are at Greater Risk of Side Effects from the Cholesterol Drugs
New research shows that starting cholesterol lowering treatment with a low- to moderate-intensity statin was associated with a greater reduction of LDL levels among older patients than with younger ones.
Michelle Mello and colleagues write in this JAMA Network Viewpoint that civic values were eroded during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a groundswell of resistance to vaccines that have been a bedrock principle of U.S. public health policy.
Stanford Health Experts in the Community with Message of Early Disease Detection Among Underserved Populations
Stanford Medicine and Stanford Health Care researchers, officials and staffers attend a large health fair in Oakland to promote Stanford’s commitment to community outreach.
David Studdert, professor of health policy and of law, has been named vice provost and dean of research (VPDoR) at Stanford effective Sept. 1, 2023. He will also assume the role of cognizant dean for the university’s 15 independent laboratories, institutes, and centers.