Global Health

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Global Health

Interdisciplinary research on global health problems through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics.

Research Spotlight

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Tackling the Health of Women and Children in Global Conflict Settings

A new four-paper series in The Lancet exposes the far-reaching effects of modern warfare on women’s and children’s health. Stanford researchers, including SHP's Paul Wise and Eran Bendavid, have joined other academics and health-care experts in calling for an international commitment from humanitarian actors and donors to confront political and security challenges.
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Ethics and Governance of Digital Epidemiology

Many countries have taken digital epidemiology to the next level in responding to COVID-19. Focusing on core public health functions of case detection, contact tracing, and isolation and quarantine, the authors explore ethical concerns raised by digital technologies and new data sources in public health surveillance during epidemics.
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Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland

African-American men have the lowest life expectancy of any major demographic group in the United States and live on average 4.5 fewer years than non-Hispanic white men. This paper finds that the mortality disparity is partly related to underutilized preventive healthcare services.

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Michelle Mello

Professor of Medicine
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Michelle Mello

Professor of Medicine
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Doug Owns

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Doug Owns

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Professor of Medicine
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Maya Rossin-Slater

Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Maya Rossin-Slater

Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Paul Wise

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Paul Wise

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Professor of Child Health and Society

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Journal Article

Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections and Correlated Risk Factors in Preschool and School-aged Children in Rural Southwest China

Xiaobing Wang, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Guofei Wang, Yingdan Chen, Alexis Medina, Karen Eggleston, Scott Rozelle, D. Scott Smith
PLoS One , 2012
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Effectiveness of provider incentives for anemia reduction in rural China: a cluster randomised trial

Grant Miller, Renfu Luo, Linxiu Zhang, Sean Sylvia, Yaojiang Shi, Patricia Foo, Qiran Zhao, Reynaldo Martorell, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle
BMJ , 2012

Background: To study how misaligned supply-side incentives impede health programs in developing countries, we tested the impact of performance pay for anemia reduction in rural China. To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first to evaluate performance pay for actual health improvement.

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Poverty, Global Health, and Infectious Disease: Lessons from Haiti and Rwanda

Marcella Alsan, Michael Westerhaus, Michael Herce, Koji Nakashima, Paul E. Farmer
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America , 2011
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