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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...

China’s National Health Reforms at 10

June 2019

In 2009, China launched comprehensive health system reforms to address challenges such as increasing rates of non-communicable diseases and population aging, problems with health financing and...

Confronting South Asia’s Diabetes Epidemic

May 2019

Type 2 diabetes has become a major public health problem in South Asia in recent decades.

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

 A helpful reminder — something as simple as "Are you taking your medications?" — could conceivably prolong a life.And now, a Stanford study provides novel, concrete evidence on the power of...

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. 

Video: Karen Eggleston on the Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance and Richard Zeckhauser’s Impact on Health Policy

December 2018

People who are acquainted with the work of Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) may be aware of the Innovation for Healthy Aging collaborative research project led by APARC Deputy...

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...

How More Carbon Dioxide In The Air Could Lead To More Human Disease

July 2018

The rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means that crops are becoming less nutritious, and that change could lead to higher rates of malnutrition that predispose people to various...

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...

In patient injury cases, revealing facts & offering apology does not lead to increase in lawsuits, study finds

October 2017

Sometimes a straightforward explanation and an apology for what went wrong in the hospital goes a long way toward preventing medical malpractice litigation and improving patient safety.

Advisory Panel: women ages 30-65 now have second option for cervical cancer screen

September 2017

Women now have the option of getting screened every three or five years for cervical cancer, depending on which type of test they use, according to new draft recommendations from the U.S....

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

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Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Monica Teran Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Ben Priestley Associate Director, CHP/PCOR