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Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine in One California Prison

October 2021

The latest study by the Stanford Health Policy COVID-19 modeling team shows that vaccination continues to provide powerful protection from the delta variant, even among people who have been infected...

Stanford Researchers Document Progress, Missed Opportunities in Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

October 2021

Unequal COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States have compounded existing disparities in cases, hospitalizations and deaths among Black and Hispanic populations. SHP researchers quantify how...

For Doctors, Taking Medical Advice Is Sometimes a Hard Pill to Swallow

October 2021

Doctors often complain that patients don’t follow instructions. But when it comes to their own medical care, physicians do not necessarily do a better job than their patients.

Goldhaber-Fiebert Wins Impact Lab Design Fellowship for Prison Work

October 2021

He will continue exploring how data analytics, decision science, simulation modeling, and infectious disease epidemiology can improve the health of residents of California state prisons and enhance...

Joshua Salomon: Pairing Science with Policy to Combat Pandemic

September 2021

In this Frontiers in Medicine flash talk, SHP's Joshua Salomon explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to pair advances in scientific discovery with programs and policies...

Michelle Mello: Biden's New Vaccine Mandates

September 2021

President Biden announced sweeping new mandates meant to push an estimated two-thirds of American workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and stem the tide of the latest Delta wave of the pandemic...

Pandemic Models Can Be More Useful: Here’s How

September 2021

Joshua Salomon and colleague Alyssa Bilinski write in this Health Affairs blog that there is an unmet need for a hybrid modeling approach: models that explore long-term questions, as in scenario...

Celebrating the Launch of the New Department of Health Policy

September 2021

Stanford Health Policy celebrated the launch of the new Department of Health Policy on Sept. 1, 2021, as well as SHP Director Douglas K. Owens being named inaugural chair of the 13th basic sciences...

Health Experts Recommend Diabetes Screenings at 35 as Obesity Climbs

September 2021

Health experts are now recommending that clinicians begin screening patients for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at age 35.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Outbreak of Another Kind: Litigation

September 2021

In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, SHP's Michelle Mello writes that more than 1,000 lawsuits have challenged public health orders shuttering business, banning indoor worship,...

Do As Docs Say, Not As They Do

August 2021

Does having more health information actually change behavior? Freakonomics Radio host Bapu Jena talks to SHP's Maria Polyakova and her colleague Petra Persson to explore whether doctors make...

Tackling COVID-19 Among Prison Populations in California and Beyond

August 2021

The SHP prison project team is out with two more studies to help prisons prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

When Low Tech Wins

August 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and patients to adopt telemedicine. In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, Health Services Research master's alum Jacqueline Baras Shreibati...

Democracies Linked To Greater Universal Health Coverage Compared With Autocracies, Even In An Economic Recession

August 2021

Democracies are more likely than autocracies to maintain universal health coverage, even amid economic recessions, when access to affordable, effective health services matters most, according to new...

Improving the Performance of Health Plan Payment Systems

August 2021

Sherri Rose illustrates ways to improve payments to health-care plans, making them more efficiently and fairly distributed.

Legal Look at Proof of Vaccination & Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19

July 2021

Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the ongoing pandemic, proof of vaccination “passports” at the state and federal levels, and a July 19 ruling that Indiana...

Are Hospitals Adhering To New Federal Price Transparency Regulations?

July 2021

President Biden has reinforced a federal policy that calls for U.S. hospitals to make their pricing more transparent by listing them on a user-friendly platform so consumers can comparison shop. But...

My Husband Had a Stroke After His COVID Vaccine. We Gave Our Kid His Shot Anyway

July 2021

Michelle Mello writes in this San Francisco Chronicle commentary that her husband had a stroke a few days after getting his COVID vaccine. On the same day he checked into a hospital, their son was...

Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious Spiegelman Award for Contributions to Public Health Statistics

June 2021

It's the second recognition this year for Sherri Rose, whose work is making significant contributions to health statistics.

Stanford Researchers Champion Open and Reproducible Science

June 2021

Stanford’s Center for Open and Reproducible Science aims to make science – and research in general – more effective and accessible. “Stanford is absolutely the right place to have a center like CORES...

Stanford’s Michelle Mello and David Studdert on SCOTUS ACA Decision

June 2021

In its third major decision about the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects efforts to undo the popular health care law.

SHP-Kaiser Collaboration on Estimates and Projections of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

June 2021

Stanford Health Policy and the Kaiser Family Foundation are collaborating to examine the disparities in meeting vaccination benchmarks by using state-reported vaccination data by race/ethnicity and...

Rosenkranz Prize Winners Focus on Child and Maternal Health

June 2021

This year’s Rosenkranz Prize winners are both working to better understand preeclampsia in pregnancies and a form of childhood malnutrition in lower-resourced countries in an effort to find medical...

Incorporating Health Equity Into COVID-19 Reopening Plans: Policy Experimentation in California

June 2021

Michelle Mello evaluates the benefits and challenges of California's novel health equity focus in its reopening efforts and outlines recommendations for other U.S. states to address disparities...

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