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James Robinson
As prescription drug spending continues to rise in the United States, along with prices for new and well-established drugs, insurers, employers and patients are searching for ways to cut costs. A new study by UC Berkeley more...
Experts at UCSF and UC Berkeley are teaming up to evaluate an m-health intervention designed to improve health care and nutrition for mothers and babies in India, with a 2-year, $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda more...
As the nation faces a change in leadership, UC Berkeley School of Public Health professor Stephen Shortell and UCSF School of Medicine associate professor Dr. Diane Rittenhouse highlight the most critical health policy more...
test tubes with money
The implementation of reference pricing for diagnostic laboratory tests, when combined with access to price information, was associated with reductions in prices and payments by both employer and employees, a recent UC more...
The University of California, Berkeley is officially launching the Alliance for Global Health and Science (the Alliance), thanks to a $1 million gift from Berkeley alumnus Stephen T. Isaacs, chairman, president and chief more...
Harnessing the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s strengths in adolescent health and technological solutions, a research team lead by Assistant Professor Sandra McCoy will develop, implement, and evaluate a novel more...
The UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) has been awarded research funding of $2.2 million to examine the impact on diabetes prevention and management of a nationwide initiative to more...
In effort to study high-performing health care systems and their ability to adopt and implement evidence-based medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is establishing three National Centers of more...
A study published today in Environmental Health Perspectives outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. In addition to developing the chemical testing more...
Innovation in medical technology has a tremendous power to supply new drugs, devices, and diagnostics that improve health, reduce risks, and extend life. But innovation in medical technology has also led to unsustainable more...
There are more than 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States working to improve the quality of care and reduce costs for a defined population of patients with associated financial rewards or losses. A more...
UC Berkeley students are creating a new tool that could soon make it far easier for children in developing nations to get life-saving vaccines. As part of a project called Emmunify, the students simplify medical record- more...
In an analysis and commentary published in the October issue of Health Affairs, James C. Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics, describes public and private sector opportunities to enhance the value of more...
Professor Alan Hubbard
Alan Hubbard, associate professor of biostatistics, has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study Semiparametric Causal Inference Methods for adaptive statistical more...
In a viewpoint for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published in the October 10 issue, Dean Stephen Shortell and Dr. Arnold Milstein point out opportunities to use innovations in care delivery to slow more...
On April 5, Dr. Muin J. Khoury, founding director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics, delivered the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s annual Edward E. Penhoet Lecture. His lecture, “Public Health Genomics: more...
New approach intended to remove barriers to innovation in drug development As the war on HIV/AIDS begins its fourth decade, medical researchers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient advocates and government regulators face more...