Research Corner

Charting the Uneven Progress in Medical School Diversity

Samantha Artiga discusses research showing how several racial and ethnic groups continue to be underrepresented in U.S. medical schools.

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Babies, Boats & Abstracts: An Insider’s Guide to Health Policy Conferences

Health economist Kosali Simon shares conference tips, stories and abstracts she’s excited for at AcademyHealth and ASHEcon.

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How Can Health Policy Researchers Measure Structural Racism?

Katy Backes Kozhimannil explores a review of how the impacts of structural racism have been studied in reproductive health.

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What NASCAR Can Teach Us About Pollution and Social Determinants of Health

Kosali Simon breaks down research that uses NASCAR’s switch to unleaded gas to explore the impact of pollution on kids’ cognitive development.

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Expanding Medicaid Research Beyond Medicaid Expansion

Joseph Benitez breaks down a recent study that he says can help move more Medicaid research beyond looking at the impact of Medicaid expansion.

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A Clearer Image of the Impact of Hospitals Buying Physician Practices

Ishani Ganguli on two new studies that use the number of imaging tests doctors order to understand the impact of hospitals buying physician practices.

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Calling the Shots: Should Employers Mandate COVID Vaccines?

We dig into the research to help employers weigh the pros and cons of requiring their employees to get vaccinated.

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Picking a Medicare Plan Isn’t As Simple As You’d Think

Katie Keith digs into a new report on the complicated impact of brokers on Medicare Advantage and PartD enrollment.

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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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