Health Policy

Study finds LGBQ people report higher rates of adverse childhood experiences than straight people, worse mental health as adults

A new study led by researchers at Vanderbilt found that 83% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) individuals reported going through adverse childhood experiences such as sexual and emotional abuse, and worse mental health as adults when compared to their heterosexual peers.

Education, school quality top concerns for parents: poll

A new poll of Tennessee parents from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy has found that education and school quality top the list of parental concerns in the state.

Study finds higher deaths among veterans in 2020, but less than general population

Study examines long-term benefit of Two-Midnight Rule

Vanderbilt research is raising new questions about the long-term benefit and value of the so-called Medicare “Two-Midnight Rule” implemented in 2013 to reduce costly and potentially unnecessary inpatient hospital admissions

Marie Martin, PhD, left, MEd, Kristina Talbert-Slagle, PhD, and Bernice Dahn, MD, MPH, are leading the effort to enhance Liberia’s education and health sectors.

Partnership seeks to bolster health, education in Liberia

The Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH) is joining Yale University and the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) to establish a public-private-academic hub for research utilization in the Liberian health sector and an academic network to strengthen Liberia’s education and health sectors as part of a five-year, $15 million federal project announced this week.

Dusetzina appointed to federal Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

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