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Owning Handgun Associated With Dramatically Higher Risk of Suicide

June 2020

Men who own handguns are eight times more likely to die of suicide by handgun than men who don’t have one — and women who own handguns are 35 times more likely than women who don’t, according to...

Rosenkranz Prize Winner: Infectious Diseases Physician Examines High Stillborn Incidence in Bangladesh, Helps With COVID-19 Preparedness

April 2020

Stanford postdoc Ashley Styczynski will investigate the epidemiology behind the alarmingly high rate of stillbirths in Bangladesh while helping prepare for the coming onslaught of coronavirus in the...

New Research Led by Eran Bendavid Reveals If You've Been Exposed to Coronavirus

April 2020

(This is excerpted from a story from The Mercury News.)Long motorcades of volunteers converged at three Stanford University research sites this week, donating blood for a new test that identifies...

Federalism Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

April 2020

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state and local governments, argues...

Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

March 2020

Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude, Stanford Health Policy's Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya write in this editorial published in the Wall...

SHP faculty to Teach Students How To Build COVID-19 Mathematical Projection Models for Policymakers

March 2020

Stanford Health Policy's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert and Stanford Medicine's Jason Andrews will be teaching a class for Stanford undergrads and graduate students on how to build mathematical models to...

Examining the Value of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

March 2020

Most Americans don’t realize there are silent brokers helping to fix the price of their prescription drugs — or that it’s a $100 billion annual business accounting for half of Big Pharma sales.

Michelle Mello Answers Questions About the Federal Rollout of the Coronavirus Test

March 2020

We asked Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello — a professor of medicine and law — to answer some questions about the federal rollout of diagnostic testing for the coronavirus.

Task Force Makes Final Recommendation to Screen All Adults for Hepatitis C

March 2020

A task force of national health experts recommends clinicians screen all adults 18 to 79 for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), noting that the viral infection is now associated with more deaths in the...

Karen Eggleston Examines China’s Looming Demographic Crisis, in Fateful Decisions

February 2020

China has tremendous resources, both human and financial, but it may now be facing a perfect storm of challenges.

Task Force: Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

February 2020

More evidence-based research is needed before the U.S.

Study Finds Transitional Care Services Cost-Effective After Hospitalization for Heart Failure in Elderly

January 2020

Elderly patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure have a poor prognosis and high risk of death and hospital readmission.

Karen Eggleston on Coronavirus Outbreak and Health Policy Implications

January 2020

Updated January 24Millions of residents in China are under lockdown measures as the number of reported deaths from the coronavirus outbreak rises to 26.

Stanford Researchers Uncover the Silent Cost of School Shootings

December 2019

At least 245 primary and secondary schools in the United States have experienced a shooting — killing 146 people and injuring 310 — since the country's first mass school shooting at Columbine High...

CDC Supports Salomon's Prevention Policy Modeling Lab

November 2019

Stanford Health Policy researchers, led by Josh Salomon, have been awarded a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct health and economic modeling to...

Videos to Educate Lawyers on Interviewing Traumatized Migrant Kids at Border

November 2019

A team of Stanford experts, including SHP's Paul Wise, has produced a series of videos aimed at benefiting children detained at the U.S. border.

The Pitfalls of Outsourcing Public Welfare & Healthcare

October 2019

When it comes to rooting out wasteful spending in federal entitlement programs, attention has long focused on preventing beneficiaries from gaming the system.

Poor, Older Americans Healthier If They Live in More Affluent Communities

September 2019

New research by Maria Polyakova shows that older, low-income Americans tend to be healthier if they live in more affluent areas of the country.

Stanford Legal Experts on the Oklahoma Opioids Verdict and Ongoing Litigation

August 2019

On August 26, Judge Thad Balkman delivered a $572 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for the company’s role in fueling the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma.

All Adults Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C; It Now Kills More Americans Than All Other Reportable Infectious Diseases Combined

August 2019

A task force of national health experts has released a draft recommendation to screen all adults 18 to 79 years for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), noting the opioid epidemic has fueled what has...

After limits on residency work hours, did doctors perform worse? New study says no

July 2019

New research by Jay Bhattacharya and colleagues finds that cutting back medical residents' workweek to 80 hours has not impacted the quality of their work.

U.S. Foreign Policy to Restrict Abortion Funding Results in More Abortions

June 2019

A foreign policy enacted by American presidents opposing abortion results in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, according to new research by...

Meet the Inaugural Class of Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellows

June 2019

Meet the six Stanford undergraduates chosen for the inaugural class of Stanford Health Policy Undergraduate Research Fellows.

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Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow by Courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Henry T. Greely Professor, Law
Marcus W. Feldman Professor, Biology
Daniel P. Kessler Professor, Law, Professor, Political Economy
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Paul Yock Professor, Medicine, Professor, Bioengineering
Mintu Turakhia Associate Professor, Medicine Affiliated Faculty
Bradley Efron Professor, Statistics, Professor, Health Research and Policy