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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.

Recent Events

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RIP: Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

January 19, 2018

"Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule" The American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has been called ...

Global Type 2 diabetes – More Than What Meets the Eye

January 16, 2018

The Asia Health Policy Program hosted jointly with the School of Medicine,Health Research and Policy Department, Division of EpidemiologySpeaker bio: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA.

RIP: Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Report

January 16, 2018

"Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Report" In a recent poll, Americans ranked prescription drug prices as the most important...

Neuronal Intrinsic Signaling for Neuroprotection and Axon Regeneration

December 6, 2017

Summary Axonopathy is a typical early characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases in central nervous system (CNS), which leads to axon degeneration and retrograde neuronal cell death.

RIP: Prospects for Tuberculosis Elimination in the US and Globally

December 1, 2017

"Prospects for Tuberculosis Elimination in the US and Globally" Elimination of tuberculosis in the United States has been an explicit public health policy goal since the 1980s.

For Safety or Profits

November 9, 2017

Abstract:This paper provides evidence that innovative multinational firms attempt to use health and safety regulations to eliminate cheaper, generic products from the market, even when they...

RIP: The Effects of Joint Custody for Parents on the Margin: Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges

November 3, 2017

Relative to just a few decades ago, today's children are much more likely to grow up with divorced or separated parents.

Patient Cost Sharing and Healthcare Utilization in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

November 3, 2017

This seminar exploits longitudinal claims data and a cost-sharing subsidy that has exempted copayment and coinsurance of healthcare service for children under the age of 3 in Taiwan.  We conduct a...

Welfare Analysis of the Universal Health Care Program in Thailand

October 23, 2017

I estimate and decompose the welfare benefit of Thailand's universal health care policy, also known as the “30 Baht program”.

Strategies and Tactics to Address the Chronic Disease Burden in India

October 17, 2017

In this public colloquium, a leading expert on public health in India discusses strategies and tactics to address the chronic disease burden in India.

RIP: Discovering Factors That Enhance Integrated Patient Care

October 13, 2017

Title: Discovering Factors That Enhance Integrated Patient CareAbstract: Care integration is critical to improving health system quality and value, especially for chronically ill patients.

Civil Wars, Global Disorder, and the Future of the International System

October 11, 2017

Join Amb. Karl Eikenberry, Prof.

Disease Control and Big Data Platforms for Health Policy in China: Experiences from Zhejiang Province

September 27, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Asia Health Policy ProgramWith rapid economic development, changes in lifestyle, epidemiologic transition and the ageing of the population,...

RIP: Optimal Clinical Trials for Personalizing Medical Care: The Expected Value of Oversampling Information

September 14, 2017

Title: Optimal Clinical Trials for Personalizing Medical Care: The Expected Value of Oversampling InformationAbstract: Personalizing patient care frequently involves selecting treatments based on...

Using Home Care Assessment Measures of Older People to Identify Risk and Improve Service Provision

August 15, 2017

In the face of population aging, policymakers throughout the Asia-Pacific are seeking ways to improve health service provision for older individuals.

Workshop of Young Leaders in Asia Health Policy -- Celebrating the First Decade of Stanford University's Asia Health Policy Program

June 12, 2017

The "Workshop of young leaders in Asia health policy" will take place at SCPKU on June 21, 2017, just prior to the annual primary care Forum.

The Third Annual Forum on China’s Primary Healthcare Reform and Community Medical Services

June 12, 2017

The 2017 Forum will feature a luncheon keynote address on “Primary Care in the Netherlands: Lessons for China” by Jeroen N.

China’s Invisible Crisis: Cognitive Delays among Rural Toddlers and the Absence of Modern Parenting

May 23, 2017

A growing body of evidence suggests that China’s schooling system, as it stands today, is unable to produce the high-skilled labor that will be needed if the nation is to avoid the middle-income...

Dual Practice of Public Hospital Physicians: Implications for Universal Health Coverage in Vietnam

May 3, 2017

Vietnam has adopted a public-private mixed health service delivery system for 30 years to mobilize more resources for the health sector.

RIP: The Effects of Expert Recommendations on Health Insurance Choices: Evidence from a Randomized, Controlled Trial

May 1, 2017

"The Effects of Expert Recommendations on Health Insurance Choices:  Evidence from a Randomized, Controlled Trial"Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise...

RIP: Billing Irregularities by Health Care Providers: Evidence from Anesthesia

April 14, 2017

"Billing Irregularities by Health Care Providers: Evidence from Anesthesia" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted.

Research Presentations (session 1 of 5) - Bhaskaran, Hayakawa, Takahashi and Yamada

March 30, 2017

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

FINANCING LONGEVITY: The Economics of Pensions, Health, Long-term Care and Disability Insurance

March 17, 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in collaboration with scholars from Stanford Health Policy's Center on Demography and Economics of...

Financial Protection in Health: Alternative Framework and Evidence from Vietnam

March 9, 2017

The venue of this event has been moved to the Okimoto Conference room.Dr.

People

Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Kathryn M. McDonald Senior Research Scholar Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)