Disease

Scholarly Publications

Smoking, Life Expectancy, and Chronic Disease in South Korea, Singapore, and the United States: A Microsimulation Model

November 2019

The substantial social and economic burden attributable to smoking is well‐known, with heavy smokers at higher risk of chronic disease and premature mortality than light smokers and nonsmokers.

Economic Impact of Diabetes in South Asia: the Magnitude of the Problem

May 2019

With an estimated 84 million people suffering from diabetes in South Asia, the disease imposes substantial economic burdens on individuals, families, and society.

The Quality of Tuberculosis Care in Urban Migrant Clinics in China

September 2018

Large and increasing numbers of rural-to-urban migrants provided new challenges for tuberculosis control in large cities in China and increased the need for high quality tuberculosis care delivered...

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

Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

March 2020

Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude, Stanford Health Policy's Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya write in this editorial published in the Wall...

SHP faculty to Teach Students How To Build COVID-19 Mathematical Projection Models for Policymakers

March 2020

Stanford Health Policy's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert and Stanford Medicine's Jason Andrews will be teaching a class for Stanford undergrads and graduate students on how to build mathematical models to...

A Perfect Storm: Victor Cha Talks COVID-19 Threat to North Korea, Nuclear Deadlock

March 2020

North Korea continues to declare that it has not had a single case of COVID-19, but health experts find it inconceivable that the infectious disease would not be in the country given its proximity...

Events

CANCELED: The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Asia and Beyond

February 25, 2020

 IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

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?

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

March 2020

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

Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Julie Parsonnet Professor, Medicine, Professor, Health Research and Policy
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
Paul J. Jackson Affiliate