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Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD

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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November 23rd, 2010

Global economic woes make universal access to AIDS drugs unlikely, analysis shows

CHP/PCOR News

Universal access to lifesaving AIDS drugs — a United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal that officials hoped to accomplish by 2010 — would require a staggering $15 billion annual investment from the international community at a time when the economic downturn is challenging continued funding for relief efforts, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. +HTML+ +PDF+
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June 17th, 2010

Orphaned elderly serious casualty of African AIDS epidemic, Stanford study finds

CHP/PCOR Press Release

The rise in AIDS death rates in sub-Saharan Africa has led to a burgeoning new category of neglected individuals — nearly a million orphaned elderly, or older adults living alone without the benefit of any caregivers, Stanford Health Policy researchers have found. +HTML+
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March 18th, 2010

Q&A: Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya explains the health reform bill

CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford Q&A: Stanford News Service on March 18, 2010

Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya spoke with the Stanford News Service about the nuts and bolts of the biggest change in America's provision of healthcare since Medicare was established in 1965. "The bill will increase the number of people with insurance. It will increase taxes. And it will cut Medicare," Bhattacharya says. "Those things for sure will happen. Whether you think it's worth it or not will depend on who you are. Some people will feel the increase in taxes, some people will feel the increase in coverage." +VIDEO+
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November 20th, 2009

Demography & Aging Center Receives Renewed NIA Funding to Support Series of Workshops on Demography Research

CHP/PCOR Press Release

Stanford Health Policy has received five years of renewed support for its Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. The National Institute on Aging funding will help expand the center's initiative to inform the academic community about demography and economic research in the area of health and aging. Read more »



September 22nd, 2008

The Russian mortality crisis: A case of economic transition or an anti-alcohol campaign gone wrong?

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

In the mid-1980s, life expectancy in Russia suddenly improved and then took a drop downward for the worse in the 1990s, leading many to believe that economic transition "kills people." But researchers at the Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR) are studying a little-examined phenomenon in that decade when Mikhail Gorbachev -- then the general secretary of the Communist Party in Russia -- launched a large public health campaign against alcohol abuse, which reduced alcohol production and imposed strict measures to limit its distribution. Read more »




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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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