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Scholarly Publications

Prevalence and risk factors for Taenia solium cysticercosis in school-aged children: A school based study in western Sichuan, People’s Republic of China

May 2018

Taenia solium cysticercosis affects millions of impoverished people worldwide and can cause neurocysticercosis, an infection of the central nervous system which is potentially fatal.

Effect of Deworming on Indices of Health, Cognition, and Education among Schoolchildren in Rural China: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

June 2017

Abstract: Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) infect over one billion people worldwide.

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...

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

David Lobell and Marshall Burke Talk Food Security, Human Health and the Importance of Mitigation

September 2018

When it comes to food security, health and poverty, the impacts of climate change already are evident.

Determining the cost-effectiveness of an innvovative cancer therapy for children

September 2018

A cutting-edge treatment for blood cancer in children with promising short-term remission rates has nevertheless come under intense scrutiny due to its unprecedented cost.

Asia Health Policy Program Assembles Conferences in Beijing on Healthy Aging and Primary Care

August 2018

In the summer of 2018, the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (co)hosted two conferences in Beijing.

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 2018

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

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