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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.

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The Midterm Elections

November 8, 2018

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

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

September 17, 2018

The world is aging rapidly, and China’s older population is growing faster than in any other country.

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...

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 and Kate Bundorf

August 28, 2018

User-Generated Ratings in Healthcare-Evidence from YelpYiwei ChenAdvisor: Kate BundorfAbstract: Whether online, user-generated doctor ratings signal doctor quality information, affect patients'...

The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: The Measure of a Man

July 30, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva's talk is one of the first times that a leadership analysis/political psychology profile of North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been presented in an academic setting.

An Integrated Approach to Adolescent and Young Adult Health

July 1, 2018

Organizers: Stanford Prevention Research Center and Peking University Institute of Child and Adolescent HealthChina’s extraordinary economic growth has fostered numerous social changes that...

Forum on Regulatory Science and Biomedical Innovations

May 27, 2018

Over the last decade, significant strides have been made in medical research, which leads to great improvement in human health.

Ford Dorsey Master's Program in International Policy Webinar

May 15, 2018

Online Event Interested in learning more about the Ford Dorsey Master's Program in International Policy at Stanford University?

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Coterm Info Session

April 27, 2018

Interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in International Policy?

Nutrition, Health, and Human Capital Development: Evidence from South Korea, 1946–1977

April 16, 2018

The major objectives of this paper are: 1) to investigate how local nutritional availability in early childhood and in adolescence affected health and human capital development; 2) to explore if...

RIP: Changes in Clinical Practice Among Physicians with Legal Problems with David Studdert

April 3, 2018

Changes in Clinical Practice Among Physicians with Legal ProblemsDavid Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH with Co-Authors Michelle Mello, PhD, JD & Matthew Spittal, PhDRecent evidence indicates that a...

RIP: The Effect on Healthcare Costs of Treating Comorbid Depressive Disorder with Chronic Disease with Robert Kaplan

April 3, 2018

The Effect on Healthcare Costs of Treating Comorbid Depressive Disorder with Chronic DiseaseObjective: Does the cost of treating depressive disorder comorbidity inflate the cost of treating other...

RIP: Moving Precision Medicine into Clinical Care and Health Policies with Kathryn Phillips

April 3, 2018

Moving Precision Medicine into Clinical Care and Health Policies: UCSF, Stanford, and BeyondPrecision medicine has evolved from a distant promise to reality, with many genomic tests now used in...

Universal Health Coverage in Lower Mekong Countries - Are Vulnerable Populations Left Behind?

March 20, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program and the Southeast Asia ProgramAchieving universal health coverage is one of the UN's Social Development Goals.

Addressing highly polluting brick manufacturing in South Asia

March 8, 2018

Abstract: Clay fired bricks are a primary building material used in the rapidly expanding construction sector across South Asia.

2nd Annual PCHA-UHA Conference

March 1, 2018

2nd Annual Conference PCHA-UHA Research & Learning Collaborative:Practice-Based Research and Learning Networks Across the Life CourseClick Here to RegisterPlease join us for the 2nd Annual PCHA...

The New Barbarianism

February 23, 2018

The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health invites you to a private screening of The New Barbarianism followed by a panel discussion with the film's executive producer and director Stephen...

Managing "Sleep Debt" for Better Performance and Health: Introducing the Stanford Method for Ultimate Sound Sleep

February 9, 2018

Sleep is essential for life, and we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping. If asked about the roles of sleep, most people can list a few examples as restoration of sleepiness and fatigue.

The Children Are All Right: Revisiting the Impact of Parental Migration in the Philippines

February 7, 2018

Using previously unexamined nationally representative data from the Philippines, this study employs detailed measures of children’s welfare and addresses biases related to endogeneity of parental...

RIP: Follow-up and Prevention of Preterm Birth Using a Mobile Strategy

February 2, 2018

"Follow-up and Prevention of Preterm Birth Using a Mobile Strategy " Preterm birth (PTB), delivery prior to 37-week gestation, accounts for 35% of infant deaths in the first year of life [minority...

FSI Student Opportunities Info Session

January 19, 2018

Calling all Stanford students! Join us to learn about FSI's student opportunities during the summer. FSI has internship positions in policy organizations in over 15 countries.

RIP: Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

January 19, 2018

"Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule" The American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has been called ...

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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