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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.

Recent Events

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Health Economics Seminar - Amanda Starc

March 14, 2022

Amanda Starc, Ph.D.

Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections

January 26, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, February 1st from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for Algorithmic Newsfeeds and Elections featuring one of our postdoctoral scholars, Alessandro Vecchiato.

Technology and Democracy in India

January 25, 2022

This event is co-sponsored by  Center for South Asia and is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific How does...

Inclusive Content Moderation Is Innovative Content Moderation

January 18, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, January 25 from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for “Inclusive Content Moderation Is Innovative Content Moderation” featuring Aerica Shimizu Banks, founder of Shiso in conversation with Julie...

Sparking Joy Across the Pacific: How KonMari Became a Global Success

January 12, 2022

This event will offer simultaneous translation between Japanese and English.  当イベントは日本語と英語の同時通訳がついています。 This is a virtual event.

Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia

January 11, 2022

Jakarta time: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:00am to 9:30am Southeast Asia is famously diverse.  Yet, all the ASEAN member states have committed themselves to ASEAN Community, including ASEAN...

Algorithms, Privacy & the Future of Tech Regulation in California

January 11, 2022

Register Now California-grown technology has led the nation and world in multiple ways—from democratizing the ways we live, work and play, to posing enormous ethical and social challenges that have...

Free Speech on Public Platforms

January 6, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, January 18 from 12 PM - 1 PM PST for Free Speech on Public Platforms featuring Professor Jamal Greene of Columbia Law School in conversation with Daphne Keller, Director of the...

Cloud Governance Challenges

January 6, 2022

Join us for our winter seminar series starting Tuesday, January 11 from 12 PM - 1 PM PST.  The first in the session is Cloud Governance Challenges and features leaders from the Carnegie Endowment’s...

Research in Progress with Arden Morris

January 5, 2022

Arden Morris, MD, MPH, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair for Research in the Stanford Department of Surgery.

Research in Progress with Katherine Meckel

January 5, 2022

Katherine Meckel,  PhD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California San Diego and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Research in Progress with Mark Helfand

January 5, 2022

Mark Helfand, MD, MS, FACP, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health & Science University.

Health System Strengthening during the Pandemic and Beyond: Views from the Minister of Health of Bhutan

January 5, 2022

Bhutan time: Friday, February 4th, 2022, 8am to 9am.

Research in Progress with Mark Helfand

January 5, 2022

Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine...

Cybersecurity: Is Seoul Ready for Pyongyang's Latest Threat?

January 4, 2022

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific.

Two Koreas and China

January 4, 2022

Common sense states that foreign policy rarely becomes an issue in South Korea’s elections.

Research in Progress with David Chan: Is There a VA Advantage? Evidence from Dually Eligible Veterans

January 4, 2022

David Chan, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research....

Research in Progress with Joshua Salomon

January 4, 2022

Joshua Salomon, PhD, is a Professor of Health Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies whose reserach focuses on measurement and valuation of health...

LGBTQ rights and representation among right-wing parties

December 18, 2021

This event is open to the public online via Zoom, and limited-capacity in-person attendance for Stanford affiliates may be available in accordance with Stanford’s health and safety guidelines.

Save the Date -- Gonzalo Boye

December 16, 2021

More info TBD.  

Costly signaling, power and religious behavior, or What can we learn from the Skoptsy?

December 16, 2021

The focus of religion & politics research has been predominantly on the impact of religious actors on democratic and non-democratic political systems and religion-inspired political behavior....

Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

December 16, 2021

Download Transcript of Talk   Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe. Like disruptive entrepreneurs, these parties offer new policies and defy the dominance of established party brands.

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Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
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