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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...

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: 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.

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...

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.

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. 

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.

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...

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...

A Team of Decision-Scientists Tackles Opioid Epidemic’s Inroads on HIV with NIH MERIT Award

April 2019

The opioid epidemic is threatening the hard-fought gains in the prevention and control of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Stanford Health Policy's Douglas K.

Marcella Alsan wins Arrow Award for research on medical legacy of Tuskegee Study

April 2019

Marcella Alsan and Marianne Wanamaker are recipients of this year’s prestigious Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Associationfor research that shows the health of African-American...

The common denominator to improving health in developing countries: Democracy

March 2019

A new study led by Stanford Health Policy's Tara Templin and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes...

Stanford scholars examine the advantages of informal health expertise

March 2019

Something as simple as, "Are you taking your medications?" could conceivably prolong a life.

Choice of Medicare drug plan reduces opioid use

December 2018

New research by a trio of Stanford scholars shows how different insurance strategies affect the volume of opioid use and could help stem inappropriate prescribing behaviors. 

A glimmer of hope in the opioid epidemic among patients with musculoskeletal pain

December 2018

In new research by Health Research and Policy’s Eric Sun, the risk for chronic opioid use among patients with musculoskeletal pain actually decreased slightly between 2008 and 2014. 

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.

More Racial Diversity Among Physicians Would Lead to Better Health Among Black Men, Research Shows

July 2018

African-American doctors could help reduce cardiovascular mortality among black men by 19 percent — if there was more racial diversity among physicians, according to a new study led by Stanford...

The growing inequality of life expectancy in the United States

April 2018

Recent mortality trends in the United States are disturbing.

Stanford PhD student develops novel formula to help donors determine where to put their global aid

February 2018

As global health assistance for developing countries dwindles, a Stanford student working on her PhD in health policy has developed a novel formula to help donors make more informed decisions about...

Jay Bhattacharya considers Medicaid policy change that allows states to require eligible patients to work

January 2018

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to state Medicaid directors on January 11 announcing a policy change that allows states to experiment with how they...

Physician-academics help assess medical response on the ground in Iraq

November 2017

Paul Wise was part of a small delegation of physician-academics asked to evaluate a World Health Organization-led system to treat civilians injured in the Mosul fighting.

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...

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