News & Announcements

Vic Fuchs on healthcare: A diagnosis, a proposal

At age 94, with an extensive collection of health policy research and publications under his belt, Victor Fuchs has a lot to say about the health care system.  The high cost. The uninsured. The fragmentation.  During a speech at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the pioneering health economist narrowed his gaze to whether a single-payer system is the fix to those problems.


No evidence for increased cardiovascular risk factors with higher living wages

A higher socioeconomic status corresponds to better health in high income coutries, but the opposite is often argued for poorer nations where an increase in income is said to cause obesity and related health issues.  David Rehkopf, Faculty Fellow, Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences & Assistant Professor of Medicine (Primary Care & Population Health), observed in a recent study with colleagues.  


Health Leadership award from India Community Center (ICC)

Latha Palaniappan, Associate Faculty Director, Education with the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences & Professor of Medicine (Primary Care & Population Health) was recently awarded the Health Leadership award from India Community Center (ICC) for representing understudied communities, espeically Asian communities, in medicine.


Why you should talk to your doctor about your bucket list

A Stanford study has found that a majority of people make bucket lists and suggests they can be useful in doctor-patient discussions about care plans.  Faculty Fellow with the Center for Population Health Sciences, VJ Periyakoil, clinical associate professor of medicine, is quoted in this article. 


Stanford's AI predicts death for better end-of-life care

In this article, Analytics working group co-chair, Nigam Shah, associate professor of medicine and of biomedical data science is referenced.  Stanford researchers are using artificial intelligence algorithms to predict the mortality of patients in time for palliative care physicians to identify and treat patients who could benefit from end-of-life care.


One family's story illuminates the Bay Area housing crisis

As the home prices and rents soar in the San Francisco Bay Area, many families are struggling to keep their children healthy and retain access to medical services.  Lisa Chamberlain, Associate Faculty Director, Policy and Advocacy with the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences is quoted in this magazine article and video.


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Douglas K. Owens, the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor and director of both the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research in the Department of Medicine and the Center for Health Policy at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, was named vice chairperson of the task force in spring 2017. He will serve as vice chair for two years, then chair the independent body of experts who issue evidence-based guidelines about preventive care.


How gaining and losing weight affects the body

Michael Snyder, co-chair of the PHS Gene-Environment Interaction working along with other Stanford scientists have discovered links between a person's weight fluctuation and shifts in their microbiome, immune system and cardiovascular system.


Bye-bye TV: Safety-net clinic unveils new mural to support learning

In partnership with Stanford's Pediatric Advocacy Program, MayView Community Health Cener has replaced the televisioin in the chirdren's waiting room with a colorful, new mural, promoting learning and literacy for children.  Lisa Chamberlain, Associate Faculty Director, Policy and Advocacy with the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences is quoted in this article.  


VA bests Medicare in end-of-life care for cancer patients

According to a new Stanford and VA study, Medicare is more likely to provide excessive end-of-life care for cancer patients than Veteran Affairs.  The Learning Health System and the Science of Care Delivery working group co-chair Steven Asch is quoted in this Stanford Medicine press release.


Integrative prediction model uses "omics", histopathology to improve cancer prognosis

Michael Snyder, co-chair of the PHS Gene-Environment Interaction working group led a group of researchers which have developed a new technique to examine cancer cells from biopsies that combines histopathology with "omics" information, including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics.


Controversial sugar industry study on cancer uncovered

A new paper published in the journal PLOS Biology, reveals that a 1960's study, which suggested a link between a high-sugar diet & high blood cholesterol levels & cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry.  Health Disparities working group co-chair Sanjay Basu provides comment. 


PHS YouTube

Visit our YouTube channel to see the latest videos from Population Health Sciences.