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Karen Eggleston, PhD

  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Center Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research
  • Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Director of the Asia Health Policy Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
  • Stanford Health Policy Associate
  • Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center at Peking University, June and August of 2016
  • Stanford Affiliate, Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305-6055

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Biography

Karen Eggleston is Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at FSI. She is also a Fellow with the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Eggleston earned her PhD in public policy from Harvard University and has MA degrees in economics and Asian studies from the University of Hawaii and a BA in Asian studies summa cum laude (valedictorian) from Dartmouth College. Eggleston studied in China for two years and was a Fulbright scholar in Korea. Her research focuses on government and market roles in the health sector and Asia health policy, especially in China, India, Japan, and Korea; healthcare productivity; and the economics of the demographic transition. She served on the Strategic Technical Advisory Committee for the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the WHO regarding health system reforms in the PRC.

publications

Journal Articles
August 2022

Assessing Taiwan’s Pay-for-Performance Program for Diabetes Care: A Cost–Benefit Net Value Approach

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Assessing Taiwan’s Pay-for-Performance Program for Diabetes Care: A Cost–Benefit Net Value Approach
Journal Articles
April 2022

Projecting Prevalence of Frailty and Dementia and the Economic Cost of Care in Japan From 2016 to 2043

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Projecting Prevalence of Frailty and Dementia and the Economic Cost of Care in Japan From 2016 to 2043
Journal Articles
April 2022

Educational Gradients in Disability Among Asia’s Future Elderly: Projections for the Republic of Korea and Singapore

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Educational Gradients in Disability Among Asia’s Future Elderly: Projections for the Republic of Korea and Singapore

Current research

In The News

Doctor and nurse working on computer together. Female medical professionals are wearing uniforms. They are standing in hospital corridor.
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Incentivizing Quality of Care: New Study Shows Positive Outcomes in Taiwan’s Pay-for-Performance Diabetes Care Program

In the first study to evaluate pay-for-performance implementation at a hospital system in Taiwan, APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors reveal how incentive-based measures to ensure continuity and quality of care resulted in positive health outcomes.
Incentivizing Quality of Care: New Study Shows Positive Outcomes in Taiwan’s Pay-for-Performance Diabetes Care Program
A trio of elderly women in Japan
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Japanese Population Projected to Live Longer Without Dementia

A new microsimulation projects that over the next 20 years, Japanese people will live longer without dementia, but older women with a less than high school education will benefit less than men.
Japanese Population Projected to Live Longer Without Dementia
Two old men
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Education Level Will Widen Disparity in Health Outcomes of the Future Elderly Population, New Study Projects

In the first study to compare the progression of educational disparities in disability across two rapidly aging Asian societies, APARC coauthors Cynthia Chen and Karen Eggleston project that from 2015 to 2050, elders with high educational attainment will have a lower prevalence of functional disability and chronic conditions compared to elderly with low educational attainment.
Education Level Will Widen Disparity in Health Outcomes of the Future Elderly Population, New Study Projects

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