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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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Research in Progress: David Studdert

May 10, 2019

David Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPHProfessor of MedicineProfessor of LawStanford UniversityDavid M. Studdert is a leading expert in the fields of health law and empirical legal research.

Research in Progress: Gillian Sanders-Schmidler

April 12, 2019

Gillian Sanders-Schmidler, PhDProfessor of MedicineDuke Clinical Research Institute, Duke UniversityDr. Gillian D.

Conversations in Global Health: Providing Healthcare in Conflict Zones with Dr. Tom Catena

January 31, 2019

Conversations in Global Health: Providing Healthcare in Conflict ZonesDr.

Health and Medical Care in North Korea: First-hand Perspectives

January 31, 2019

This panel discussion, moderated by Andray Abrahamian (Stanford APARC), will discuss health and medical care in North Korea. Physicians Kee Park (Harvard Medical School) and David S.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2019

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

Research in Progress: Eric Sun

January 15, 2019

Eric Sun, MD, PhDAssistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative MedicineEric Sun received his PhD in business economics from the University of Chicago Booth...

Research in Progress: Aging in America with Jack Rowe

January 15, 2019

Aging in AmericaAbstract: The Aging Society Index, a multidimensional measure of the status of older persons and the degree to which their societal context facilitates successful aging,  has thus...

Essential Interpersonal Dynamics China Program

January 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 4th session will take place in March 14 - 17, 2019, at the Stanford Center at Peking University.

Healthy Aging in Asia: Assessing the Net Value of Chronic Disease Management

December 20, 2018

Improvements in medical treatment have clearly contributed to significant increases in medical spending, yet there is relatively little quantitative evidence on whether the rise in expenditure is ...

Discussion of The American Lab

December 14, 2018

Abstract: The American Lab, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2018, tells the story of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (the Lab) from the events leading to its founding in...

Research in Progress: The Effects of U.S. School Shootings on Children's Antidepressant Use with Maya Rossin-Slater

December 5, 2018

The Effects of U.S. School Shootings on Children’s Antidepressant UseMore than 220,000 American students have experienced a school shooting since the 1998 Columbine High massacre.

Chinese Physicians Under Assault: Reading the Landscape of Hospital Violence in China

November 27, 2018

This study focused on an important but often overlooked aspect of safety in medicine: physician safety.

The Midterm Elections

November 8, 2018

Two days after the midterm elections, join a panel of Stanford experts to discuss the election outcomes.

Advances in Multidisciplinary Management of Lung Cancer in China and the U.S.

November 2, 2018

Advances in Multidisciplinary Management of Lung Cancer in China and the U.S.  

Essential Interpersonal Dynamics China Program

October 25, 2018

After a successful launch of the first “Essential Interpersonal Dynamics” (EID) China program in July 2018, we are pleased to announce that the 3rd session will take place in December 27-30, 2018,...

Research in Progress: Global Mortality Due to Poor-Quality Health Care with Joshua Salomon

October 24, 2018

Joshua Salomon, PhDProfessor of MedicineStanford UniversityJoshua Salomon is a Professor of Medicine and a core faculty member in the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and...

Research in Progress: Dilemmas in Personalizing Medicine: Estimation of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects with Sanjay Basu

October 24, 2018

Dilemmas in Personalizing Medicine:Estimation of Heterogeneous Treatment EffectsSanjay Basu, MD, PhDAssistant Professor of Medicine, StanfordAbstract: How can we estimate personalized risk/benefit...

Management, Faculty Productivity, and Student Learning in India

October 18, 2018

The idea that good management practices matter for organizational performance is widely accepted.

Is Preventive Care Worth the Cost? Evidence from Mandatory Checkups in Japan

September 26, 2018

This event is jointly sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program and the Japan Program at the Walter H.

Private Roles for Public Goals in China and the U.S.: Contracting, Collaboration, and Delegation

September 17, 2018

China and the United States both have public needs that far outstrip the abilities of their governments alone to deliver.  Zeckhauser and Donahue will discuss their book (joint with Karen Eggleston...

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Health and Long-term Care in China

September 17, 2018

The event has reached the maximum capacity of the room. We are no longer accepting RSVPs.The world is aging rapidly, and China’s older population is growing faster than in any other country.

Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium

September 11, 2018

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Research in Progress: User-Generated Ratings in Healthcare-Evidence from Yelp with Yiwei Chen

August 28, 2018

User-Generated Ratings in Healthcare-Evidence from YelpYiwei ChenAdvisor: Kate BundorfAbstract: It is controversial whether user-generated physician ratings from online sources improve healthcare...

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Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Kathryn M. McDonald Senior Research Scholar Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology