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Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

FSI’s researchers assess health and medicine through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics. They’re studying and influencing public health policies of local and national governments and the roles that corporations and nongovernmental organizations play in providing health care around the world. Scholars look at how governance affects citizens’ health, how children’s health care access affects the aging process and how to improve children’s health in Guatemala and rural China. They want to know what it will take for people to cook more safely and breathe more easily in developing countries.

FSI professors investigate how lifestyles affect health. What good does gardening do for older Americans? What are the benefits of eating organic food or growing genetically modified rice in China? They study cost-effectiveness by examining programs like those aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Russian prisons. Policies that impact obesity and undernutrition are examined; as are the public health implications of limiting salt in processed foods and the role of smoking among men who work in Chinese factories. FSI health research looks at sweeping domestic policies like the Affordable Care Act and the role of foreign aid in affecting the price of HIV drugs in Africa.

Other Publications

Let’s get the facts right on foreign involvement in our elections

December 2017

President-elect Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and will be the next president of the United States.

“BRAAAM!”: The Sound that Invaded the Hollywood Soundtrack

December 2017

How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.

Our allies are afraid. Here’s how Trump can reassure them.

November 2017

Around the world, our allies are worried.

News

Study identifies cost-effective ways to combat HIV and the opioid crisis

May 2017

As more people inject drugs, risk of an HIV outbreak increases. The study examines four programs that could prevent an outbreak without breaking the bank.

High expectations for Moon amid mounting challenges

May 2017

As expected, Moon Jae-in has been elected as South Korea’s 19th president.

Asia Health Policy Program holds trans-Asian conference on diabetes in Beijing

May 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center hosted the Net Value in Diabetes Management Workshop in March to discuss progress on an international research...

Events

Money and Muscle in Indian Politics

June 8, 2017

Abstract:In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions.

Film Screening: The Man Who Was Too Free

June 6, 2017

The film will be screened in Russian with English subtitles.

Deconstructing World Culture: The rise of legal restrictions on foreign funding to NGOs, 1994-2015

June 1, 2017

Abstract:There is a growing backlash against the liberal and neoliberal economic, political and social ideologies that have dominated the globe since the 1980s.

Projects

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
English

A New India? The Impact of Twenty-Five Years of Reforms

In 2014, Indian voters gave Narendra Modi and the BJP a mandate to accelerate India’s economic reforms and revitalize its foreign relations, in particular with the United States and with partners...
English

European Public Finance

Modern European states have significant responsibilities to their populace, including ensuring that citizens’ basic needs are met and the provision of security, law and order, and other public...
English

Multimedia

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript (being processed) from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech featuring Ian Johnson: Religion After Mao

May 2017

Video and transcript (being processed) from the "15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award featuring Ian Johnson: Religion after Mao" on May 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Ian Johnson.Following a century of...

Social Movements and the Networked Public Sphere: The Complexities of Empowerment and Fragility

May 2017

Speaker Bio:Zeynep Tufekci, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, writes about the social impacts of technology.

People

Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow