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.

Recent Events

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Stanford Health Policy's Health Equity Panel

October 29, 2021

Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee SHP’s inaugural Health Equity Panel will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 12pm – 1:15pm.

Climate Change: Challenges and Responses in Korea

October 5, 2021

October 5, 4:00pm-5:15pm California time/ October 6, 8:00am-9:15am Korea time This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's fall 2021 webinar series Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia.

Why is Osman Kavala in jail? Law, politics and human rights in Turkey

September 15, 2021

Osman Kavala, a Turkish philanthropist and civil society leader, has been in jail for four years without conviction.

City Size and Public Service Access: Evidence from Brazil, India, and Indonesia

September 14, 2021

Abstract: The fiscal federalism and decentralization literatures suggest that larger cities often deliver better public goods more effectively because of scale economies.

Engaging Gita: A Renaissance Indonesian Reviews His Country and the World

September 13, 2021

Students often ask themselves: Do I want to be a specialist or a generalist? A hedgehog digging deeper or a fox ranging wider?

Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Asia: Perspectives from Mongolia

September 13, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

Provider Payment Reform in China: Evidence from the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Implementation

September 13, 2021

This paper investigates the impact of China’s reform of the system for medical payments from traditional fee-for-service to prospective payment in the form of diagnosis-related group.

Here, Right Matters - Book Talk with Alexander Vindman

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

Technology and Geopolitics: EU Proposals for Regulating Rights, Security and Trade

August 27, 2021

YOUTUBE RECORDING The future of technology policy in Europe will be affected by growing nationalism and protectionism, cyber and national security threats, and great power rivalries.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

August 26, 2021

Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions are pleased to present the 2021 Dr.

An Address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

August 24, 2021

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is honored to host the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, for an address on U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

Africa’s Democratic Outliers: Success And Challenges in Benin and South Africa

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Africa arguably poses some of the most challenging conditions for democratic emergence and survival.  According to our existing theories, this is due to a number of economic,...

Political Selection in the Secular-Islamist Divide

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: How are politicians selected in the countries of Middle East and North Africa where electoral politics is to a large extent dominated by secular-Islamist competition?

The Gender Dimensions of Foreign Influence Operations

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Following the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, foreign influence operations have been a growing topic of academic inquiry.

Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in the US

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: As democracy hangs in the balance around the globe, people all over the world are pouring into the streets. Yet, the overwhelming response is stasis.

Accomplishment

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: There is no secret formula for success. But what if there were a pattern you could follow? A way of mapping the route and navigating the obstacles that arise?

CDDRL Seminar - Alejandra Aldridge

August 12, 2021

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Market Structure and Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments

August 12, 2021

About the Session: How do gangs compete for extortion?

Rooted at Home: How Domestic Migration Separates Voters into National and Local Electorates

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Domestic migration separates voters into nationally- and locally-minded electorates because migrants differ from non-migrants regarding the strength of their local identities.

Failing the Test: The Countervailing Attitudinal Effects of Civil Service Examinations

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Nick surveyed the universe of recent applicants to the Indonesian civil service to study the effects of high-stakes examinations on political attitudes.

Racism vs. the Promise of America

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Structural racism threatens the principles that undergird the American creed. A national, multiracial solidarity is the best means of mitigating racism’s effects.

People

Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
scott rozelle new headshot Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship, Co-director, SCCEI
karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
huan wang stanford 1 Huan Wang Research Scholar
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Senior Research Scholar
Joshua Salomon of Stanford Health Policy Joshua Salomon Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine CHP/PCOR