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Scholarly Publications

Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men

August 2017

For forty years, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male passively monitored hundreds of adult black males with syphilis despite the availability of effective treatment.

The Evolving Story of Overlapping Surgery

June 2017

In December 2015, a Boston Globe investigation of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) sparked investigations into concurrent and overlapping surgery.

Population Policy, Fertility Decline, and Sex Selection: New Evidence from China under Mao

April 2017

Other Publications

Medical Liability — Prospects for Federal Reform

March 2017

Medical malpractice reform appears to be back on the federal policy agenda.

Shifting Vaccination Politics — The End of Personal-Belief Exemptions in California

July 2015

Stanford Health Policy's David Studdert and Michelle Mello discuss SB 277, a new California law that ends exceptions to vaccination mandates based on religious and philosophical beliefs, leaving...

Half-Baked — The Retail Promotion of Marijuana Edibles

March 2015

FSI Fellow Robert MacCoun and co-author Michelle Mello argue for regulation of marijana-infused edible products.

News

Extreme heat during pregnancy could one day impact salaries of those fetuses

December 2017

There is plenty of research on how the rapid warming of the planet is going to have growing adverse impacts on global economies, health, food supplies and natural disasters.

A CVS-Aetna merger could revamp health-care industry for consumers

December 2017

CVS Health announced it would buy Aetna, the country’s third-largest health insurance company for $69 billion, a deal that could revamp the nation’s health-care industry and impact millions of...

Tackling the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

December 2017

The high cost of prescription drugs in the United States came under scrutiny in a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicines, “Making Medicines Affordable: A...

Events

Research in Progress (RIP): "Does the NIH promote novelty in biomedical science?"

October 27, 2016

This event has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Nicole at nicoletf@stanford.edu.Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Health Policy through 2020: The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges

August 29, 2016

This event has reached capacity. Please join us to watch the live-stream at this link. The symposium will focus on the key questions that impact health through the year 2020.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Screening for Breast Cancer: New Guidelines, Old Controversies"

April 26, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Projects

Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging

Visit the CDEHA website at https://cdeha.stanford.edu
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Physician Response to Productivity Incentives

There has been much policy debate about paying physicians by salary or compensating them for the work that they do.
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Automated performance metrics for quality improvement in complex chronic disease

As the population of older adults in the US increases, there is a growing need for performance measurement systems that take multiple comorbid conditions into account.
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Multimedia

Grant Miller: The team approach to international heatlh

January 2016

Grant Miller, associate professor of medicine, has been working to help residents of a state in India access micro nutrients that they are lacking.

People

Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Bradley Efron Professor, Statistics, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Ross D. Shachter Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Wei Yu Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Glenn M. Chertow Professor, Medicine
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus