Education

Scholarly Publications

Frequency of HIV Screening in the Veterans Health Administrations: Implications for Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection

December 2008

We evaluated the frequency of HIV testing across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest provider of HIV care in the United States.

Practice Guidelines and Cholesterol Policy

December 1991

One of the most striking pieces of medical news in the 1980s revealed the connection between high blood cholesterol and a person's likelihood of developing coronary artery disease.

Effects of Externally Rated Job Demand and Control on Depression Diagnosis Claims in an Industrial Cohort

December 2009

This study examined whether externally rated job demand and control were associated with depression diagnosis claims in a heavy industrial cohort.

Other Publications

What Questions do Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Surgery Have

June 2003

BACKGROUND: The value of the Internet to deliver preoperative education would increase if there was variability in questions patients want answered.

Multicenter Study of Preferences for Health Education in the Emergency Department Population

June 2010

Objectives: Emergency departments (EDs) are increasingly proposed as high-yield venues for providing preventive health education to a population at risk for unhealthy behaviors and unmet primary...

News

Education gap widens among adolescent boys and girls in low-income countries when younger siblings home sick

June 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Marcella Alsan argues in a new study in the journal Pediatrics, that identifying contributors to education disparities and making investments in early childhood health...

Events

Why the United States Spends So Much More on Health Care than Other Countries: Economic, Institutional and Political Perspectives

June 5, 2014

Abstract: The United States spends over 17 percent of GDP on health care; the next six highest countries spend over 11 percent.

Projects

Elder-care, Gender, and Son Preference: The Role of Cultural Transmission and Diffusion During the Process of Rural-urban Migration in China

A research report, “A survey of rural-urban migrants in Shenzhen, China”, based on findings from this project, was submitted to the Shenzhen government in December of 2005.  Since then, the Santa...
English

Causes and Consequences of Indoor Air Pollution: An Experimental Investigation in Bangladesh

Project background:The leading killer of children worldwide in 2004 was acute respiratory infections, accounting for 22 percent of all communicable child deaths.
English

Stress, Genes, and Decision-Making in Older Adults

Immunosenescence, the age-related decline of the immune system, may be affected by environmental or psychological stressors which, combined with endocrinosenescence, may accelerate the decline of...
English

People

W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Piya C. Sorcar Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR