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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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Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program Information Session AY 22-23

December 1, 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are interested in writing their senior thesis on a subject touching...

Assessing the Net Value of Medical Spending

November 30, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” How can policymakers quantify the net value of medical...

Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change: Implications for Asia

October 13, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 8:00am - 9:30am (Shanghai time) Designing effective climate change mitigation and adaptation policies requires comprehensive assessment of the projected damages from...

Indonesia Beyond COVID-19

October 5, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Friday, November 12, 2021, 7:30am - 8:30am (Jakarta...

The Impact of Community Masking on COVID-19: Pandemic Responses in Bangladesh and Beyond

September 28, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Professor Mobarak will discuss his research on COVID-19...

Japan’s Energy Policy in Flux: The Uncertain Future of Renewables, Nuclear Energy, and Carbon Neutrality

September 27, 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. November 9, 4-5 p.m.

China’s Changing Demography

September 23, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Three prominent demographers discuss China's...

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

September 13, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Friday, October 29, 2021, 8:30am - 9:30am (Beijing time...

Accomplishment – Book Talk with Sir Michael Barber

August 12, 2021

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?

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

August 12, 2021

About the Session: How do gangs compete for extortion?

Reactions to New Proposals on End-to-End Encryption

June 25, 2021

  The Stanford Internet Observatory will host a panel of speakers presenting views on new products and services intended to protect children in encrypted spaces.

Confronting Health Misinformation: A Discussion with the Surgeon General on Building a Healthy Information Environment

June 25, 2021

* WATCH THE YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM *   Join the Stanford Internet Observatory for a conversation with US Surgeon General Vivek H.

Health, Healthcare, and Cooperation to “Build Back Better” in China and the US: Views from China

March 26, 2021

Co-sponsored with the Bush China Foundation This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." The coronavirus pandemic has...

Public-Private Collaborations in Palliative Care in Asia

March 24, 2021

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" We will hear from distinguished speakers...

The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector: Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States

February 17, 2021

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Kennedy School This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private...

Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

February 2, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter webinar series "Asian Politics and Policy in a Time of Uncertainty." Is demographics destiny as societies search for sustainable, innovation-led...

Public-Private Collaborations and NGOs in the Health Sector in Asia

December 9, 2020

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" Non-state actors contribute to health...

Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia—Fall 2021 Webinar Series Kickoff with Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Prof. Nicole Ardoin

December 4, 2020

Fall 2021 Webinar Series Kickoff with Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Prof. Nicole Ardoin September 28, 5-6 p.m. California time/ September 29, 9-10 a.m.

The Historic 2020 elections

November 5, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: On November 3, in the midst of a pandemic, America elects its next President.

Chronic Disease and COVID-19: Mitigating Collateral Damage from the Pandemic

October 15, 2020

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" A collaborating network of researchers...

Private Hospital Behavior Under Government Insurance in India

October 13, 2020

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" Over the last decade, India has rapidly...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

October 13, 2020

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

A Quarter Century of ‘The Proper Scope of Government’: Theory and Applications

October 7, 2020

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" A quarter century ago in a seminal paper,...

Weathering the Storm: Poverty and Indonesia’s Social Protection System Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 2, 2020

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" Co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy...

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