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Are sanitary pads a panacea for impoverished women?

Sep 21, 2022
In an era when the Indian government has prioritized women's menstrual health and movies like Netflix's "Period. End of Sentence" are garnering worldwide attention, the distribution of disposable sanitary pads to women in India's rural areas has...
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Parthasarathy comments on new ARPA-H director

Sep 13, 2022 Nature
President Joe Biden recently named Renee Wegrzyn as the inaugural director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a new agency tasked with finding innovative solutions to biomedical problems. Nature asked Shobita...
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Ayanian: Michigan provides lessons for Medicaid expansion

Jul 24, 2022
More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, states continue to wrestle with the implementation of one of its primary provisions: the expansion of state Medicaid. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 38...
In the Media

Schwarz criticizes VA medical facility closing decision

May 1, 2022 Detroit News
The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning a phased closing of a VA medical facility which specializes in inpatient and residential mental health treatment in Kalamazoo. In an article in the Detroit News, Joe Schwarz, lecturer in public...
In the Media

El-Sayed hosts Parthasarathy on 'America Dissected'

Jan 12, 2022 America Dissected
How are issues of equity addressed in health care innovation and in particular the patent process? Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, addressed the question on...
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Axinn and colleagues examine COVID-19 behaviors in Nepal

Jan 5, 2022
Examining the worries and behaviors of families in Nepal, Ford School courtesy professor William Axinn and colleagues from the Institute of Social Research and its Program in Society, Population, and Environment were able to tap in to an ongoing...
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2021: A year of public policy

Dec 16, 2021
The Ford School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school dedicated to preparing diverse leaders to take on society’s most pressing challenges and make transformational discoveries through cutting-edge research. Experts from the Ford...
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Parthasarathy calls for people-centric health innovation

Dec 13, 2021
Government investment and encouragement of innovation needs to expand its scope to consider the social and economic effects on marginalized groups. In a paper published by The Next System Project, Ford School public policy professor Shobita...
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Sawyerr's internship work on immigrant health highlighted

Dec 10, 2021
Celia Sawyerr (MPP '22) spent the summer of 2021 working at Direct Relief, which "works in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for the world’s most vulnerable people." The organization...