June 23, 2021 Harnessing Digital Technologies to Advance Global Precision Health and Development A New Frontiers in Precision Population Health & Health Equity Seminar Series Event
Maternal care and race: ‘Birth equity is where a whole life starts'
June 8, 2021. The United States has the highest maternal death rate of any wealthy nation, and the proportion of women who experience severe, nonfatal childbirth complications has nearly tripled since 1993.
"We all deserve to be able to expect equal treatment when we receive medical care," said Stanford epidemiologist Stephanie Leonard, PhD, whose research -- featured in the article "Childbirth's unequal burden" -- has helped illuminate how pregnant and birthing women are not equally treated.
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Mission and Strategy
Founded in 2015, the Center’s mission is to improve the health of populations by bringing together diverse disciplines and data to understand and address social, environmental, behavioral, and biological factors on both a domestic and global scale.
Our overall strategy is built on four pillars:
- Collaboration and Community - Fostering partnerships and transdisciplinary research
- Research Resources - Providing a portal for data discovery and analysis to enable research
- Translation -Turning research into application
- Education and Training - Teaching and disseminating PHS discoveries
What is population health?
Population health is the study of relationships between many health determinants and/or health outcomes in large populations. It sits at the intersection of medicine and public health, spanning basic and social sciences, enabling integrated research that encompasses virtually every domain of life and society.
The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences is home to faculty and research scientists with expertise in a variety of disciplines:
behavioral health · biomedical ethics · biostatistics · bioinformatics
business · community health · demography · education · engineering
environmental science · economics · epidemiology · genetics
health services research · implementation science· law
microbiology · preventive medicine · psychology · sociology
Areas of focus
The Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS) aims to address a wide variety of social, behavioral, environmental and biological factors affecting health. Our network of nearly 170 researchers from over 50 departments and our partner institutions come together to solve big issues in diverse areas impacting population health.
Affiliated centers and departments
» Division of Biostatistics (Dept of Health Research & Policy)
» Quantitative Sciences Unit (Dept of Medicine)
» Spectrum Biostatistics and Study Design
» Division of Epidemiology (Dept of Health Research & Policy)
» Woods Institute
» Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)
» Center for Clinical Informatics
- Biomedical Data
» Biomedical Data Science Initiative (BDSI)
» Department of Biomedical Data Science
» Stanford Institue for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
» Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics
» Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention
» March of Dimes Prematurity Center
» Spectrum Child Health / Child Health Institute
» Cancer Center Population Health Sciences
- Global Health
» Center for Innovation in Global Health
- Health Policy
» Center for Health Policy (CHP)
- Health Services
» Division of Health Services Research (Dept of Health Research & Policy)
» Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC)
» Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i)
» Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC)
- Outcomes Research
» Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention (CPOP)
» Primary Care Outcomes Research (PCOR)
- Community Outreach
» Stanford Patient Education Research Center
- Social Sciences
» Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
» Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
» Clayman Institute for Gender Research
» Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
» Immigration and Integration Policy Lab
» Institute for Research in Social Science Secure Data Center (IRiSS)
» Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality