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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...

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...

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.

Global Warming and Extreme Heat Harming Pregnant Women

October 2019

Global warming and more days of extreme heat are exacerbating the health risks of pregnancy, particularly among African-American women, according to new Stanford-led research. 

Evidence suggests paid family leave yields long-term child and maternal health benefits

March 2019

Maya Rossin-Slater lays out the evidence that suggests the introduction of paid family leave for up to one year in duration may yield significant child and maternal health benefits, both in the...

Determining the cost-effectiveness of an innvovative cancer therapy for children

September 2018

A cutting-edge treatment for blood cancer in children with promising short-term remission rates has nevertheless come under intense scrutiny due to its unprecedented cost.

Indirect child casualties of conflict far outnumber direct combatant deaths in Africa

August 2018

More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa than those killed in the crossfire and on the battlefields, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.

Rosenkranz Prize winner hopes to develop malaria vaccine targeting pregnant women

July 2018

Pregnant women and their unborn children are more susceptible to the adverse consequences of malaria.

The link between losing a relative during pregnancy and the mental health of the child

April 2018

A pair of Stanford scholars focuses on the impact that loss has on often-overlooked family members: babies.

Maya Rossin-Slater looks at impact of health policies on families, particularly the disadvantaged

October 2017

Maya Rossin-Slater uses her PhD in economics to analyze large-scale data on population health and socioeconomic outcomes to help inform policies targeting families with children, especially those...

Every child depends on Medicaid

July 2017

All children — poor, rich, and middle class — depend on Medicaid.

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...

Rosenkranz Prize winner brings statistics to rape prevention in Kenya

June 2017

Rosenkrantz Prize Winner Mike Baiocchi is working with Stanford researchers and students to determine whether a rape-prevention program in Kenya works.

Cutting Medicaid hurts all kids, rich and poor

March 2017

“If you want to kill rich kids, cut Medicaid,” said Wise. “If you’re a rich kid with a serious chronic problem, you’re going to want facilities that provide high-quality care.

Fighting for children’s health care: A pediatrician’s perspective

February 2017

The health policy decisions made in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., impact health care programs, and these changes trickle down to communities where the results are deeply felt.

Closing the gap between rich and poor in developing countries

December 2016

The health gap between rich and poor children in developing countires is staggeringly high, but Assistant Professor of Medicine Eran Bendavid found that it is shrinking.

What are the health effects of legalizing marijuana?

November 2016

Robert MacCoun, a professor of law and FSI senior fellow, relays the potential risks and benefits of legalizing marijuana.

Stanford researchers find 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 2016

New spatial analysis shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial.

Should children and adolescents be screened for high cholesterol?

August 2016

The importance of detecting high cholesterol in older adults is well understood.

Guatemala project inspires and motivates Stanford medical student

June 2016

Bawel is one of a few lucky medical students to travel with Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise, MD, MPH, to San Lucas Tolimán, a town in the mountains of rural Guatemala that serves as a base for his...

“Doctor Pablo’s” Children in Crisis Initiative creates app to improve child health

June 2016

A Stanford team has created a “nutrition surveillance” app that can help boost nutrition for children in some of the world’s poorest and most remote regions.

Follow our blog as Paul Wise works in rural Guatemala with malnourished children

March 2016

Follow our blog as Paul Wise and Stanford researchers head to rural Guatemala to work with malnourished children.

World Bank chief presents plan to end extreme poverty, prevent pandemic

November 2015

Stanford students belong to the first generation that could witness the end of extreme global poverty – in what would be one of humankind's greatest achievements – the head of the World Bank said...

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