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May 24 2021 | Graduate School Of Education Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
The Varsity Blues scandal triggered outrage about unfairness in college admissions, which goes far beyond the highly paid crimes of a few bad actors. For instance, SAT and ACT scores correlate strongly with wealth. That fact, plus COVID testing difficulties, has led more colleges to go test-...
May 19 2021 | Stanford Medicine Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
May 19, 2021. Modelling highlights disparities and charts paths to unlocking more equitable COVID-19 vaccination for disadvantaged populations within states and across the US.
Mar 31 2021 | Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Fellow, Research, Stanford
Expanding access to a treatment that combines medication and counseling for opioid addiction may generate significant cost savings while also saving many lives, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and the Veterans Health Administration. Opioid use disorder (OUD) has become a public...
Mar 11 2021 | Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic one year ago today, a team of Stanford Health Policy faculty and researchers swiftly assembled to launch a modeling framework to investigate the epidemiology of COVID-19 and evaluate the policy responses.
Jan 27 2021 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Today, the average American is unlikely to spend time worrying about malaria. Although the disease is commonly perceived to be restricted to other parts of the world, it played a significant role in shaping American history. It even helped turn the tide of the American Revolutionary War by...
Jan 11 2021 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
In a new study, Stanford researchers report that intensifying precipitation contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the United States over the past three decades, totaling almost $75 billion of the estimated $199 billion in flood damages from 1988 to 2017.
Dec 18 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
As people brace themselves for a long winter of cold weather, short days and COVID-19 lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders, they might find inspiration from Norwegians about how to handle the dark months ahead, according to Stanford scholar Kari Leibowitz.
Oct 27 2020 | Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Companies like Netflix and Hulu compete for subscribers to make sure their businesses thrive. But there’s another type of competition at work that receives far less attention – the competition among the machine learning algorithms used by these kinds of competitor companies.
Oct 8 2020 | Stanford News Stanford, Students
Sixteen Stanford graduate students have been honored with Siebel Scholar awards presented by the Siebel Foundation in Redwood City. Since 2000, the Siebel Scholar award has recognized exceptional graduate students at leading schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science.
Sep 24 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
The deadly new coronavirus is spreading faster in America’s jails and prisons than it did on the Princess Diamond cruise ship or at the pandemic’s outbreak in Wuhan, China, according to a new study co-authored by Stanford Engineering researchers.

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