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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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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: 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...

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...

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 ...

Global Type 2 diabetes – More Than What Meets the Eye

January 16, 2018

The Asia Health Policy Program hosted jointly with the School of Medicine,Health Research and Policy Department, Division of EpidemiologySpeaker bio: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA.

RIP: Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Report

January 16, 2018

This event has reached capacity.  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Adreana at pinuelas@stanford.edu. "Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of...

Neuronal Intrinsic Signaling for Neuroprotection and Axon Regeneration

December 6, 2017

Summary Axonopathy is a typical early characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases in central nervous system (CNS), which leads to axon degeneration and retrograde neuronal cell death.

RIP: Prospects for Tuberculosis Elimination in the US and Globally

December 1, 2017

"Prospects for Tuberculosis Elimination in the US and Globally" Elimination of tuberculosis in the United States has been an explicit public health policy goal since the 1980s.

For Safety or Profits

November 9, 2017

Abstract:This paper provides evidence that innovative multinational firms attempt to use health and safety regulations to eliminate cheaper, generic products from the market, even when they...

People

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)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
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