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.

Recent Events

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Shorenstein APARC Year End Party

May 18, 2020

Center members are invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Year End Party on Friday, May 29, 2020.

The Accelerated Shift to Online Retail Under Covid-19, and Risks Associated with Underlying Dynamic Pricing Technologies

May 15, 2020

Join Cyber Policy Center, June 3rd at 10am PST for The Accelerated Shift to Online Retail Under Covid-19, and Risks Associated with Underlying Dynamic Pricing Technologies with Christo Wilson at...

COVID-19 and Policy Responses in South and Southeast Asia

May 13, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

Cyber and Covid-19

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 is having a profound impact on our online systems - exposing both the essential role they can and do play in our modern society, and the risks and vulnerabilities they represent....

Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium

April 22, 2020

Visit the Symposium PageDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have indefinitely postponed the April 22 Symposium. Advisory on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)In accordance with university guidelines, if you...

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Ben Boston and Eva Frankel

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/vrUV4VtYZsE About this Event: Ben Boston1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Sophia Boyer, Samantha Feuer, and Elena Crespo

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording:  /*-->*/ https://youtu.be/sQynE60SFTc About this Event:Sophia Boyer1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Antigone Xenopoulos, Kelly Devens, and Jonah Martin Glick-Unterman

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yh5HVfzLgy0 About this Event:Antigone Xenopoulos1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Bryan Metzger, Andrew Lokay, and Adam Elliott

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/j9S_CKmku00 About this Event:Bryan Metzger1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

U.S.-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19

April 15, 2020

This is a virtual event.

Perspectives on Science Communication, Misinformation, and the COVID-19 Infodemic 

April 8, 2020

On May 20th please join us for Perspectives on Science Communication, Misinformation, and the COVID-19 Infodemic, featuring University of Washington scholars Kate Starbird, Jevin West and Ryan Calo...

National AI Strategies and Human Rights: New Urgency in the Era of COVID-19

April 7, 2020

A recording of this event can be found here (YouTube recording)National AI Strategies and Human Rights: New Urgency in the Era of COVID-19, takes place Wednesday, May 6th, at 10am PST with Eileen...

Japan's Response to Covid-19: Political Leadership and Crisis Response

April 6, 2020

In keeping with the State of California's shelter-in-place orders, this event is available through livestream only.

Improving Journalistic Coverage in the Digital Age: From Covid-19 to the 2020 Elections

April 6, 2020

The Stanford Cyber Policy Center continues its online Zoom series: Digital Technology and Democracy, Security & Geopolitics in an Age of Coronavirus.

Digital Disinformation and Health: From Vaccines to the Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

Links to Event Materials:Professor David Broniatowski's Slides  The Stanford Cyber Policy Center continues its online Zoom series: Digital Technology and Democracy, Security & Geopolitics in an...

Accountability at a time of Crisis: the case of Covid-19 in Egypt

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Nancy Okail is a visiting scholar at CDDRL.

Preparing for the Election in the Midst of the Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Nathaniel Persily is the James B.

Universality to Plurality: Values in Japanese Foreign Policy

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Maiko Ichihara is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Law and the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and a Visiting Scholar at the...

CANCELED: The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Asia and Beyond

February 25, 2020

 IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

Topics in Health Policy in Korea and China

February 20, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

Regimes of Inequality: The Political Economy of Health and Wealth

February 18, 2020

Inequality has become an intractable feature of the rich industrialized democracies, despite consensus among mass publics and experts that more social and economic equality is desirable.

Cost-effectiveness of Interventions to Control Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

January 21, 2020

More than 80% of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) burden now lies in low and middle-income countries.

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