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.

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Narratives, Actors, and Policies that Shape COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations: Findings from the Virality Project

February 17, 2022

The Stanford Internet Observatory will host analysts from the Virality Project to discuss the project’s findings from a year of observation and analysis on COVID-19 vaccine conversations online....

Women Left Behind

February 8, 2022

Using administrative data on over 4 million hospital visits, we document striking gender disparities within a government health insurance program that entitles 46 million poor individuals to free...

Research Seminar with Adrienne Sabety — The ActionHealthNYC Experiment: Providing Health Care Access for Undocumented Immigrants

February 4, 2022

Adrienne Sabety, PhD, is a Wilson Family LEO Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.

Research Seminar with Stephen Kissler — Building Computational Resources for Pandemic Readiness

February 2, 2022

Stephen Kissler is an infectious disease epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Leveraging University Research into Medical Innovations with Social Impact: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship in Japan's New Startup Ecosystem

January 21, 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.

Tapping the Untapped Human Resource Potential with Social Tech: Diversity, Globalization, and the Future of Work

January 21, 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.

Research in Progress with Arden Morris — Costs of Cancer Care: Personal Financial Burden and Out-of-Pocket Costs

January 5, 2022

Arden Morris is a health services researcher, professor of surgery, and director of S-SPIRE Center.

Research in Progress with Mark Helfand: (Some of the) Problems with Evidence-Based Medicine - Observational Studies, Yes, But There's More!

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 Katherine Meckel - The Effect of Smoking Cessation on Mental Health: Evidence from a Randomized Trial

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 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: After Omicron? Evaluating COVID-19 Outbreak Vulnerability and Early Surge Signals

January 4, 2022

Joshua Salomon, PhD, is a Professor of Health Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Digital Medicine, Genetic Information, and Health Technology Assessment: Perspectives from Japan, Korea, and Singapore

December 13, 2021

Few aspects of society are being transformed by technology more than health and medical care, with health systems challenged to finance and deliver affordable access to a burgeoning array of...

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

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program's 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Three prominent demographers...

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?

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