John Graves Archives
Health Policy lecture
Feb. 17, 2022—Seema Verma, MPH, former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was recently the guest of the Department of Health Policy for its Research into Policy and Practice Lecture Series.
Discussing CMS changes
Jan. 27, 2022—Former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma, MPH, was recently the guest of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Health Policy’s Research into Policy and Practice Lecture Series.
Panel discusses current health policy landscape
Dec. 3, 2020—The difficulty of policymaking with a divided government and electorate was the underlying theme of the Research into Policy and Practice webinar sponsored by the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as panelists and attendees gathered virtually to take measure of the post-election American landscape, over which hangs the pall of a surging pandemic.
Tennessee areas without mask requirements have higher death toll per capita
Nov. 10, 2020—Tennessee areas where mask requirements were instituted over the summer have substantially lower death rates due to COVID-19 as compared to areas without mask requirements, according to a new analysis by Vanderbilt Department of Health Policy researchers.
Screening younger women for hereditary cancers may be cost effective
Nov. 5, 2020—Population-wide screening for genetic variants linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer may be cost effective in women between the ages of 20 and 35, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Study finds areas without mask requirements have larger increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations
Oct. 27, 2020—All areas of Tennessee have seen a resurgence in hospitalized COVID-19 patients since early October, but hospitals that draw patients from counties without masking requirements are experiencing much sharper increases, according to a new analysis from researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
New analysis finds association between masking requirements and slower growth in COVID-19 hospitalizations
Aug. 10, 2020—In a new analysis, researchers from the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found a relationship between the growth of hospitalizations and masking requirements put in place across the state.
COVID-19 hospitalizations increase primarily in two Tennessee regions, could hit 1,000 in late July
Jun. 16, 2020—The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients reached its highest level to date on June 15, when more than 400 patients were hospitalized across Tennessee, according to a report from researchers at Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt Health Policy COVID-19 model finds evidence of flattening curve, recommends distancing policies continue
Apr. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found evidence of the rate of COVID-19 infection slowing in Tennessee, which reduces the chance that the state will run out of hospital capacity for patients.
Vanderbilt team develops COVID-19 predictive model for Tennessee
Apr. 6, 2020—A team including health economists, epidemiologists and a biostatistician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University are amassing and processing data to develop a complex predictive model of the spread of COVID-19 within Tennessee, with region-specific projections, as well as a model of projected resource use during response to the pandemic.
Analysis finds Affordable Care Act has dented health care cost curve
Mar. 4, 2020—A decade after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, there is evidence that the landmark health care legislation has contributed to slower growth of U.S. health care spending.
Study links Medicaid expansion and recipients’ health status
Jan. 6, 2020—In Southern states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, adults experienced lower rates of decline in both physical and mental health, according to research published this month in the journal Health Affairs.