Research Corner

Connecting the Dots Between Social Vulnerability and COVID-19

Jamie Song describes new research on how the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index relates to risks of getting and dying from COVID-19.

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Why We Still Need More Detailed Data to Advance Health Equity

Samantha Artiga on one of the few analyses to look at how race and sex impact a person’s likelihood of dying from COVID-19.

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The Perils of a Medicaid ‘Coverage Cliff’

Stacie Dusetzina on research looking at the impact Medicaid subsidies can have for costs and care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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An ‘Automatic’ Solution to Keep People From Losing Health Coverage

Jose Figueroa on new research looking at the impact of a policy that automatically kept people insured even if they missed a payment.

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How Much Free Care Do Hospitals Provide?

Vivian Ho on a new analysis looking at how much charity care different types of hospitals provide.

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This Algorithm Can Help Docs Better ID Pain in Black Patients

Bapu Jena breaks down research on a new algorithm that could better identify causes of pain in Black patients that radiologists regularly miss.

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How Tech Can Shrink Racial Disparities in Medicine

Kosali Simon on research showing how digital tools shrunk the number of unnecessary amputations among Black diabetics.

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Can Improved Public Health Messaging Address COVID-19 Disparities?

Amy Finkelstein on a study evaluating the impact of physician-delivered video messages on Black and Latinx people’s COVID knowledge and information-seeking behaviors.

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Raising the Minimum Wage Saved Lives

Atheendar Venkataramani on a study showing that state increases in minimum wage and earned income tax credits led to fewer suicides.

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How the ACA Is Helping Us Catch Cancer Sooner

Joseph Benitez on research showing how Obamacare coverage expansions are leading to earlier cancer diagnoses.

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