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Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and, by courtesy, of Economics, and of Health Research and Policy; Director of the CHP/PCOR Program on Medical Outcomes; Director of the Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging; Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member

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September 11th, 2013

Stanford researchers: Feds likely miscalculated health care costs

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

With millions of Americans eligible for subsidies to buy health insurance, Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya shows the government may have underestimated its costs by billions of dollars. Read more »



May 15th, 2012

Global AIDS relief program reduces mortality, research shows

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief “may be considered the clearest demonstration of aid’s effectiveness in recent years,” according to Stanford researchers who analyze the program in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more »



March 29th, 2012

Q&A: Bhattacharya on what's at stake in health care case

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR Q&A: Stanford Report on March 29, 2012

With legal arguments at the Supreme Court over, the fate of the Obama administration's health care law is in the hands of the justices. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford Center for Health Policy core faculty member, explains how consumers could be affected. Read more »



January 11th, 2012

Health insurance no guarantee for diabetes care in developing countries

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Without good health care, diabetics run the risk of developing more health problems. Stanford researchers say those complications will put a greater strain on the patients and the countries where they live – a problem that can be addressed with improvements to health and insurance systems. Read more »



April 13th, 2011

Research casts sober light on Russia's mortality crisis

CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford News

While many have blamed Russia's economic and political transition for the increase in deaths following the Soviet Union's collapse, Stanford's Grant Miller and Jay Bhattacharya pin new blame on the demise of an effective anti-alcohol campaign. Most of the deaths during Russia's mortality crisis were from alcohol poisoning, drunken violence or slower killers like heart attacks and strokes, said Miller. +HTML+
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Who Pays for Obesity?
When it comes to dealing with the growing medical and social crisis of obesity in America, public health policy expert Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University said there is only one law that truly comes into play: The law of unintended consequences.
May 5, 2011 in Knowledge@Wharton

Stanford analysis suggests Russian anti-alcohol campaign prevented 665000 premature deaths
A new report by Stanford professors Grant Miller, PhD, and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, with economist Christina Gathmann of the University of Mannheim, while confirming the grim toll alcohol has taken on Russia, shows that an major anti-alcohol public ...
April 13, 2011 in Scope (blog)

Stanford research casts sober light on Russia's mortality crisis
While many have blamed Russia's economic and political transition for the increase in deaths following the Soviet Union's collapse, Stanford's Grant Miller and Jay Bhattacharya pin new blame on the demise of an effective anti-alcohol campaign.
April 13, 2011 in Stanford University News

Global economic woes make universal access to AIDS drugs unlikely
His Stanford co-authors are graduate student Eric Leroux; Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine; research associate Nicole Smith; ...
November 19, 2010 in Stanford Medical Center Report

School of Medicine wins obesity grant
... in the most effective way possible," said Jay Bhattacharya MD '97,Ph.D. '00, who will lead the investigation into the cost-effectiveness of the program.
September 22, 2010 in The Stanford Daily

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