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Meeting the Moment: Department of Medicine 2021 Annual Report

May 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...

When Screening for Colon Cancer To Save Lives: 45 Is the New 50

May 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...

California's Latinos Hit Hard At All Levels by Pandemic

May 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...

Encouraging Sign: Many California Prisoners Willing To Be Vaccinated

May 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...

The Importance of Risk Perceptions During Pandemic Shutdowns

May 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...

Study Finds That Paid Family Leave Does Not Hurt Employers

April 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...

Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious Gertrude M. Cox Award

April 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,...

Stanford Team Reveals Cost-Effective and Life-Saving Treatment for Nation's Opioid Disorder Epidemic

March 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...

"Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations

March 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...

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

March 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...

New Guidelines Could Nearly Double Lung Cancer Screenings

March 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.

Choices in a Crisis — Individual Preferences among COVID Vaccines

March 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.

Melding Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms with Health Care and Policy to Combat Human Trafficking

February 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...

Mapping the Inequality of COVID-19 Household Exposure and Transmission Risk

February 2021

Communities of color may be most susceptible to low coverage due to long-standing disparities in healthcare, mistrust fueled by a history of exploitation in clinical trials, and other structural risk...

Babies Born Too Early Likely to Face Educational and Lifelong Behavioral Setbacks

February 2021

SHP's Lee Sanders and his Stanford colleagues found that after adjusting for socioeconomic status and compared with full-term births, moderate and late preterm births are associated with...

Mary Goldstein's CDS System at VA Palo Alto Health Care System

February 2021

Mary Goldstein, an expert on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, gets recognition for her work from the 1990s — a knowledge-based clinical decision support (CDS) system still serving the VA...

Excess Mortality Rates Early in Pandemic Highest Among Blacks

February 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been starkly uneven across race, ethnicity and geography, according to a new study led by SHP's Maria Polyakova.

Tackling the Health of Women and Children in Global Conflict Settings

January 2021

A new four-paper series in The Lancet exposes the far-reaching effects of modern warfare on women’s and children’s health. Stanford researchers, including SHP's Paul Wise and Eran Bendavid, have...

What’s Behind the Increase in ADHD?

January 2021

New research by SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater shows that borderline ADHD diagnoses appear to be behind the dramatic increase in the number of cases in the last few decades. Those cases also appear to...

Critical Legal and Policy Solutions to the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 2021

Stanford Law School health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert, also professors of medicine at Stanford Health Policy, share insights into the government’s response and offer hope that...

New Study of Gun Violence in Schools Identifies Long-Term Harms

January 2021

The most comprehensive study of American children who experience gun violence at school finds they are less likely to graduate from high school or enroll in college — and less likely to hold a job as...

An Alternative Dose Distribution Of Tight COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

January 2021

SHP's Joshua Salomon and colleagues offer an alternative approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution — modeling a flexible strategy that would result in an additional 23% to 29% of COVID-19 cases...

So Your Parents Want You To Be a Doctor?

December 2020

New research by Maria Polyakova and Petra Persson — both faculty fellows at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research — shows that socioeconomic status is hereditary and getting stronger...

Economics Need More Women As Field Impacts Public Policy

December 2020

The world of economics has not always opened its arms to women — in fact it can be outright hostile. But the field influences so much public policy, so SHP medical economist Maya Rossin-Slater brings...

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