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Scholarly Publications

The Epidemiologic Challenge to the Conduct of Just War: Confronting Indirect Civilian Casualties of War

January 2017

Most civilian casualties in war are not the result of direct exposure to bombs and bullets; they are due to the destruction of the essentials of daily living, including food, water, shelter, and...

Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis for People Who Inject Drugs in the United States

July 2016

Background: The total population health benefits and costs of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people who inject drugs (PWID) in the United States are unclear.Objective: To evaluate the cost...

Income Shocks and HIV in Africa

June 2015

We examine how variation in local economic conditions has shaped the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Other Publications

Testimony on China's healthcare sector

April 2014

Karen Eggleston provided testimony before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the "Hearing on China’s Healthcare Sector, Drug Safety, and the U.S.-China Trade in Medical...

When Tight Blood Pressure Control is not for Everyone: A New Model for Performance Measurement in Hypertension

April 2010

Background: Many patients with hypertension have legitimate reasons to forego standard blood pressure targets yet are nonetheless included in performance measurement systems.

Comparative Effectiveness Research Prioritization

June 2009

Clinical research presents health care providers with information on the natural history and clinical presentations of disease as well as diagnostic and treatment options.

News

The collision of civil war and threat of global pandemics

October 2017

There are 30 civil wars underway around the globe, where civilians are dealing with death and destruction as well as public health emergencies exacerbated by the deadly march of conflict.Yemen is...

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...

Home dialysis for end-stage kidney disease is on the rise

May 2017

End-stage renal disease makes up 7.2 percent of Medicare spending, even though those patients represent less than 1 percent of the Medicare population, according to a database that tracks chronic...

Events

Vector-borne disease in a changing world: Insights from ecology across scales

January 5, 2017

Abstract: Globally, infectious diseases are emerging at an increasing rate. Vector-borne diseases in particular present one of the biggest threats to public health globally.

The Global Infectious Disease Threat and Dual use Pathogens

October 27, 2016

Abstract: The Federal response to dual use pathogens is being actively debated. We are at a critical juncture between free science exploration and government policy. Should science be regulated?

Tackling China's Non-Communicable Diseases

August 6, 2014

Tackling China’s Non - Communicable Diseases – Shared Origins, Costly Consequences, and the Need for Action

Projects

Reducing the risk of Nipah virus transmission in Bangladesh

Nipah virus commonly infects large fruit bats in South and Southeast Asia.
English

Automated performance metrics for quality improvement in complex chronic disease

As the population of older adults in the US increases, there is a growing need for performance measurement systems that take multiple comorbid conditions into account.
English

Health Implication of Urbanization, Migration and Obesity in India

November 2017

Urbanization and obesity-related chronic diseases are cited as threats to the future health of India's older citizens.
English

Multimedia

The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar, "The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?" on April 19, 2016, with Karen Eggleston,  Jui-fen Rachel Lu and...

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Paying for Performance in China's Battle Against Anemia

July 2014

Millions of students in China’s poor rural schools have anemia. Why is it that so little is being done to overcome this invisible epidemic?

People

David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Julie Parsonnet Professor, Medicine, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Glenn M. Chertow Professor, Medicine
Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Kevin Erickson CHP/PCOR Associate Instructor, Medicine
Allison Rhines SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2014
Yi Zhao PhD student, Earth System Science