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Joshua Salomon
COVID-19 mask graffiti

Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine in One California Prison

News / October 20, 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...
COVID-19 disparities illustration

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

News / October 20, 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...
Stanford Medicine Frontiers in Medicine Joshua Salomon

Joshua Salomon: Pairing Science with Policy to Combat Pandemic

News / September 28, 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...
Medical research

Pandemic Models Can Be More Useful: Here’s How

Blogs / September 2, 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...
A health-care worker carries COVID-19 vaccines into a prison.

Tackling COVID-19 Among Prison Populations in California and Beyond

News / August 9, 2021
The SHP prison project team is out with two more studies to help prisons prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Woman gets vaccinated.

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

News / June 17, 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...
A young girl heads back to school with a mask.

Passing the Test: A Model-Based Analysis of Safe School-Reopening Strategies

News / June 14, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked historic educational disruptions. In an effort to inform public policy on the school re-opening debate, a team of researchers developed a model to simulate...
Veteran speaks to doctor

Even Short-Term Treatment of Vets With Opioid Use Disorder Is Effective

News / June 4, 2021
The Veterans Administration is the largest provider of opioid use disorder treatment in the United States. In new Stanford Health Policy research, PhD student Jack Ching and faculty find short-term...
COVID-19 Vaccine Illustration

Encouraging Sign: Many California Prisoners Willing To Be Vaccinated

News / May 12, 2021
Two-thirds of the nearly 100,000 incarcerated residents in California's 35 prisons were offered COVID-19 vaccines and 66.5% of those accepted at least one dose, according to a new Stanford study...
A Simulation of a World COVID-19 Map

A Story One Year in the Telling: the Stanford COVID Modeling Project

News / March 11, 2021
The Stanford-CIDE Coronavirus Simulation Model was established in the frightening days when the world was realizing a deadly virus in China would become a pandemic. A look at its accomplishments and...
African American gets vaccinated

Mapping the Inequality of COVID-19 Household Exposure and Transmission Risk

News / February 19, 2021
Communities of color may be most susceptible to low coverage due to long-standing disparities in healthcare, mistrust fueled by a history of exploitation in clinical trials, and other structural risk...
American woman gets COVID-19 vaccine

An Alternative Dose Distribution Of Tight COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

News / January 4, 2021
SHP's Joshua Salomon and colleagues offer an alternative approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution — modeling a flexible strategy that would result in an additional 23% to 29% of COVID-19 cases...
A contact tracing app

Contact Tracing Model Shows Potential Impact Against COVID-19, Yet Obstacles Abound

News / August 21, 2020
While there is no national, cohesive COVID-19 contact tracing plan, SHP's Joshua Salomon writes that it's important to continue to invest in contact tracing capacity now, because once we...