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Recommendations for Strict, But Costly Re-Opening of Schools

August 2020

SHP's Jason Wang and School of Medicine student Henry Bair suggest schools should and can reopen safely if they follow a set of strict — though expensive — guidelines to avoid COVID-19...

Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19

August 2020

SHP's Michelle Mello writes in this commentary in JAMA Network that the attacks on and harassment of public health officials for taking steps to protect their communities from COVID-19 is...

Partitioning the Curve — Interstate Travel Restrictions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

August 2020

Many jurisdictions have responded to the unevenness of the COVID-19 pandemic by battening down their borders. SHP's David Studdert and Michelle Mello take a deep dive into the legalities of...

Preparing for Infectious Diseases, Natural Disasters and Terrorist Attacks

July 2020

The CDC called on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to develop a set of national, evidence-based guidelines for public health emergency preparedness and response. The...

Stanford Team Uses Data to Help California Track & Prevent COVID-19

July 2020

A team of Stanford researchers is working with the State of California on a new COVID-19 assessment tool to help hospitals and public health officials in their pandemic preparedness planning.

Proposed Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening Would Nearly Double Number of People Who Should Get Tested

July 2020

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.

How to Safely Reopen Colleges and Universities During COVID-19: Experiences From Taiwan

July 2020

Reopening colleges and universities during the COVID-10 pandemic poses a special challenge worldwide. Taiwan is one of the few countries where schools are functioning normally. In an Annals of...

Ensuring Wide Use of Coronavirus Vaccine Once We Have One

June 2020

SHP's Michelle Mello and colleagues note in this New England Journal of Medicine perspective that even when we have a clinically safe and successful vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — only half of...

California’s COVID-19 Spike and Measures to Bend the Curve

June 2020

Michelle Mello, a professor of medicine and law, examines the reasons behind California's spike in COVID-19 cases and what can be done to bend the curve of the pandemic.

Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member: Sherri Rose

June 2020

Sherri Rose comes to us from Harvard Medical School, where she co-founded the Health Policy Data Science lab.

Stanford Works With California Prisons to Test and Prevent COVID-19

June 2020

A $1 million gift from the Horowitz Family Foundation allows Stanford researchers to work on reducing the spread of COVID-19 among the incarcerated and inform mitigation strategies in other high-...

Coronavirus Could Make America’s Gun Problem Even Deadlier

June 2020

Several myths cloud public understanding of the connection between guns and suicide. Perhaps the most pernicious is the idea that people who really want to end their lives will find a way to do it,...

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...

Preventing and Managing Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus

June 2020

SHP's Jason Wang and colleagues provide five key steps to managing infections in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic in this Journal of Hospital Medicine study, drawing on lessons from...

Stanford Works with Taiwan To Test Global Travel Quarantines That Could Help Get Passengers Back Into the Skies

May 2020

Stanford Health Policy’s Jason Wang and colleagues will ask volunteers to fly to Taiwan to test whether quarantine periods might safely be shortened — and help travelers become less wary of taking to...

Respecting Disability Rights During a Pandemic and Other Emergencies

May 2020

Disabled patients must not be categorically excluded from access to treatment during a pandemic or at any other time of national emergency, writes Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello in the...

Study Finds .07% COVID-19 Antibodies Among MLB Employees

May 2020

The test kits were sent to some 10,000 MLB employees and 5,754 of them responded, using a pin prick to draw blood.

Our Future Depends on Achieving Immunity to COVID-19 Together

May 2020

On the World Class podcast with Michael McFaul, guests David Relman and Michelle Mello say progress will likely be uneven with states each pursuing varying degrees of social distancing and shelter-in...

Federal Funding for State and Local Contact Tracing Efforts Is an Urgent Priority — and a Bargain

May 2020

Joshua Salomon makes the case for a $20 billion relief bill to fund state and local contact-tracing efforts in this Health Affairs blog.

Ethics and Governance of Digital Epidemiology

May 2020

Many countries have taken digital epidemiology to the next level in responding to COVID-19. Focusing on core public health functions of case detection, contact tracing, and isolation and quarantine,...

The Ethics and Law Behind So-Called Immunity Passports

May 2020

David Studdert writes in this JAMA Viewpoint that, ideally, a clear scientific understanding and careful deliberation would precede any public or private policy that selectively relaxes restrictions...

Launch of New Modeling Framework to Investigate COVID-19

April 2020

The Stanford-CIDE Coronavirus Simulation Model — or SC-COSMO — incorporates realistic demography and patterns to investigate resource planning and policy evaluations for diverse populations and...

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...

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