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Scholarly Publications

Mortality In Rural China Declined As Health Insurance Coverage Increased, But No Evidence The Two Are Linked

September 2017

Health insurance holds the promise of improving population health and survival and protecting people from catastrophic health spending.

Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men

August 2017

For forty years, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male passively monitored hundreds of adult black males with syphilis despite the availability of effective treatment.

The Evolving Story of Overlapping Surgery

June 2017

In December 2015, a Boston Globe investigation of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) sparked investigations into concurrent and overlapping surgery.

Other Publications

Medical Liability — Prospects for Federal Reform

March 2017

Medical malpractice reform appears to be back on the federal policy agenda.

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

Consensus Statement: Primary Health Care Reform & Community Health Service in China

July 2015

The conference report from the workshop, Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China, held on June 18, 2015 at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The report is written...

News

Advisory Panel: women ages 30-65 now have second option for cervical cancer screen

September 2017

Women now have the option of getting screened every three or five years for cervical cancer, depending on which type of test they use, according to new draft recommendations from the U.S....

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

Planting design seeds to fill diagnostic holes at a network of clinics for low-income patients

August 2017

 Design learning and journey maps are all the rage here at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley.

Events

Research in Progress (RIP): "Does the NIH promote novelty in biomedical science?"

October 27, 2016

This event has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Nicole at nicoletf@stanford.edu.Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Health Policy through 2020: The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges

August 29, 2016

This event has reached capacity. Please join us to watch the live-stream at this link. The symposium will focus on the key questions that impact health through the year 2020.

A Tale of Two Systems: The Impact of Universal Health Coverage on Financial Risk Protection in Taiwan and South Korea

May 10, 2016

Abstract:One of the key objectives of introducing a compulsory health insurance is to provide citizens, regardless of socioeconomic status, with financial risk protection against unexpected...

Projects

Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging

Visit the CDEHA website at https://cdeha.stanford.edu
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Anatomy of an Intervention

Looking “under the hood” of a major policy experiment The 2012-2013 Seeing is Learning project involved many moving parts and required plenty of work.
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Vision Care Training Materials

  During our Seeing Is Learning Program, we have used a number of instructional materials to inform children, caregivers, and teachers about vision problems and the importance of seeking vision...
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Multimedia

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China," on April 24, 2017, by Bei Lu, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales,...

Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages," on April 24, 2017, by Marco Angrisani, an economist at the University of Southern California, followed by discussion led by Kathleen...

People

Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Daniel P. Kessler Professor, Law, Professor, Political Economy
Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Bradley Efron Professor, Statistics, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Ross D. Shachter Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering