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Scholarly Publications

Robust relationship between air quality and infant mortality in Africa

June 2018

Poor air quality is thought to be an important mortality risk factor globally1,2,3, but there is little direct evidence from the developing world on how mortality risk varies with changing exposure...

Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland

June 2018

 We study the effect of diversity in the physician workforce on the demand for preventive care among African-American men.

Poisonous Pandas: Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing in Critical Historical Perspectives

May 2018

A favorite icon for cigarette manufacturers across China since the mid-twentieth century has been the panda, with factories from Shanghai to Sichuan using cuddly cliché to market tobacco products....

Other Publications

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

Consensus Statement: Primary Health Care Reform & Community Health Service in China

July 2015

The conference report from the workshop, Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China, held on June 18, 2015 at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The report is written...

News

Are the opioid companies responsible for the epidemic?

August 2018

In this Q&A, Stanford Law Professors Michelle Mello, an expert in health law and core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy, and Nora Freeman Engstrom, an expert in tort law and complex...

A billion guns worldwide lead to public health burden of homicides and suicides, particularly in United States

August 2018

In the most comprehensive investigation of its kind, the findings published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), show 64 percent of firearm-related deaths were...

Indirect child casualties of conflict far outnumber direct combatant deaths in Africa

August 2018

More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa than those killed in the crossfire and on the battlefields, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.

Events

Addressing highly polluting brick manufacturing in South Asia

March 8, 2018

Abstract: Clay fired bricks are a primary building material used in the rapidly expanding construction sector across South Asia.

Elena Lucchese, "Ambulance response time: why should we care?"

March 15, 2017

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record by default.

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.

Projects

Vision Care Training Materials

  During our Seeing Is Learning Program, we have used a number of instructional materials to inform children, caregivers, and teachers about vision problems and the importance of seeking vision...
English

Seeing is Learning - Access to Vision Care: Rural vs. Urban

Eyeglass ownership among migrant children is as low as it is with rural children REAP’s research on uncorrected vision in both rural and urban settings reveal a high percentage of China’s rural and...
English

The role of message framing in health behavior promotion among older adults

Adherence rates to public health recommendations are low, and seem to be falling.
English

Multimedia

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H.

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China," on April 24, 2017, by Bei Lu, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales,...

People

Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Nathan Congdon Professor, Queen's University Belfast
Stephen M. Shortell Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Monica Teran Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL