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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...

New Research Led by Eran Bendavid Reveals If You've Been Exposed to Coronavirus

April 2020

(This is excerpted from a story from The Mercury News.)Long motorcades of volunteers converged at three Stanford University research sites this week, donating blood for a new test that identifies...

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 Makes Final Recommendation to Screen All Adults for Hepatitis C

March 2020

A task force of national health experts recommends clinicians screen all adults 18 to 79 for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), noting that the viral infection is now associated with more deaths in the...

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.

Karen Eggleston on Coronavirus Outbreak and Health Policy Implications

January 2020

Updated January 24Millions of residents in China are under lockdown measures as the number of reported deaths from the coronavirus outbreak rises to 26.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Stanford Legal Experts on the Oklahoma Opioids Verdict and Ongoing Litigation

August 2019

On August 26, Judge Thad Balkman delivered a $572 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for the company’s role in fueling the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma.

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...

USPSTF: Americans 15-65 should be screened for HIV; those at risk offered prevention drug

June 2019

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issues two final recommendations: All Americans 15 to 65 should be screened for HIV and those at high risk offered prevention drug. 

It’s good for health of new moms when dads can stay home

May 2019

A new study by Stanford economists shows that giving fathers flexibility to take time off work in the months after their children are born improves the postpartum health and mental well-being of...

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...

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...

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...

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Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
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