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Should AI Models Be Explainable? That depends.

March 16, 2021. DBDS faculty member Nigam Shah advocates for clarity about the different types of interpretability and the contexts in which it is useful in this HAI Blog post. 


Study Outlines Testing Strategies for Safer Air Travel During the Pandemic

March 23, 2021. "Almost 90 percent of infectious travelers could be detected with rapid SARS-CoV-2 tests at the airport, and most imported infections could be prevented with a combination of pre-travel testing and a five-day post-travel quarantine that would only lift with a negative test result, according to a computer simulation by UC San Francisco researchers." BMI PhD Students Elizabeth Chin and Benjamin Huynh are listed as co-authors, along with Stanford and UCSF colleagues. 


Stanford’s look back on one year of the pandemic

March 18, 2021. DBDS faculty member Russ Altman is featured in this video, produced by Stanford Today. "March 19 marks the one-year anniversary of California’s stay-at-home order. Despite a year apart, the Stanford community has contributed in meaningful ways by shifting research to focus on COVID-19, finding creative ways to teach remotely, connecting with the arts from home and helping other communities."


Stories of a Disease Detective

March 15, 2021. Geneticist, and DBDS faculty member, Euan Ashley applies his love of Sherlock Holmes mysteries to a book about helping patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers.


Truth and Reconciliation of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: A Case Study of COVID-19

March 15, 2021. The American Journal of Bioethics has e-published DBDS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Alice Popejoy's new single-authored paper, a case study of COVID-19. It will also be published in the journals' March print edition. 


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

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 projects one year later." Featured projects include the the Prisons and Jails Project, for which BMI PhD Student Elizabeth Chin led the work to analyze data and create high resolution models of transmission and simulate the effects of prevention interventions, including vaccination.


Expanding evidence leads to new pharmacogenomics payer coverage

March 1, 2021. Teri Klein (pictured here) and colleagues released this Comment, with bearing on reimbursement for pharmacogenomics, in Genetics in Medicine.