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Health and Medicine

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.

Scholarly Publications

Sex and gender analysis improves science and engineering

November 2019

The goal of sex and gender analysis is to promote rigorous, reproducible and responsible science.

Heterogeneous Impacts of Basic Social Health Insurance on Medical Expenditure: Evidence from China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme

November 2019

This paper examines the effects of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) on medical expenditure.

Healing One-fifth of Humanity: Progress and Challenges for China’s Health System

October 2019

China’s national health reforms over the past two decades have brought the system closer to the modern, safe, reliable and accessible health system that is commensurate with China’s dramatic...

Other Publications

The Future of Food from the Sea

November 2019

As the global population and people’s incomes rise, the demand for ocean-derived food will continue to grow.

Catherine Lei CV

October 2019

Evaluating Social Programs: The Case of World Health Partners-Sky

May 2019

This case looks at the challenges of managing and evaluating  new models of healthcare delivery in international development.

News

SHP's Kathy McDonald named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins

November 2019

Stanford Health Policy’s Kathy McDonald — one of the nation’s leading experts in patient safety and health-care quality — has been named a distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University, and...

Lessons from California's Vaccine Exemption Laws

November 2019

Stanford Health Policy’s Michelle Mello, a professor of law and professor of medicine, writes in this Annals of Internal Medicine editorial that California’s experience is a cautionary tale about...

Global Warming and Extreme Heat Harming Pregnant Women

October 2019

Global warming and more days of extreme heat are exacerbating the health risks of pregnancy, particularly among African-American women, according to new Stanford-led research. 

Events

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

(Un)Responsiveness to Microfinance: Evidence from Chinese Poverty Reduction Practices

November 15, 2019

The extraordinary achievement of Chinese poverty reduction practice has been well acknowledged.

PKU Health Care

November 7, 2019

Projects

Pigs and Parasites: Developing Interventions to End Cycles of Poverty Caused by Taenia solium and Neurocysticercosis

Neurocysticercosis is a neglected infectious disease caused by larval forms of the pig tapeworm, Taenia solium, infecting people's brains.
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Reducing lead exposure among residents of Bangladesh

Lead is a potent neurotoxin that irreversibly impairs child cognitive development.
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Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan

This project adapts the Future Elderly Model (FEM), a demographic and economic Markov microsimulation model that projects the health conditions and functional status of an elderly population, to...
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Multimedia

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H.

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...

Disruption: Challenges of a New Era

March 2017

CDDRL welcomed Fundacion RAP (Red de Accion Politica) March 19-March 24, for a joint conference: “Disruption: Challenges of a New Era”.

People

Ross D. Shachter Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Susan M. Frayne Associate Professor, Medicine
Glenn M. Chertow Professor, Medicine
Eric Sun Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Joshua Salomon Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine CHP/PCOR
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Marcus W. Feldman Professor, Biology
Paul Yock Professor, Medicine, Professor, Bioengineering
Maria Polyakova Assistant Professor, CHP/PCOR
Henry T. Greely Professor, Law
Julie Parsonnet Professor, Medicine, Professor, Health Research and Policy