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

August 12, 2021

About the Session: How do gangs compete for extortion?

Solving Public Problems

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: In this time of great challenges, our democracies urgently need to produce citizens who can move from demanding change to making it.

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...

From Bagram Airfield to Baghdad and Back Again: a U.S. Military Doctor’s Experience in Two Wars

October 8, 2020

For spring quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

Health Security Beyond Epidemics

October 8, 2020

For spring quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

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...

Race and Technology

September 16, 2020

Recent public outcries over facial recognition technology, police and state usage of automated surveillance tools, and racially motivated disinformation on social media have underscored the ways in...

Egyptian Governance and the Pandemic

September 16, 2020

ABSTRACT This talk is based on the co-authors' recent paper "How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?" The Egyptian regime has reacted in an unexpected way to the...

The Epidemiology of COVID-19 and Policy Responses in Asia

September 10, 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" Hong Kong time: Friday, October 16, 2020,...

Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation

July 20, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation​, hosted by Cyber Policy Center's Kelly Born, with guests Adam Berinsky, Mitsui Professor of...

Towards Cyber Peace, Closing the Accountability Gap

June 30, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for Towards Cyber Peace, Closing the Accountability Gap, hosted by Cyber Policy Center's Marietje Schaake, along with guests Stéphane Duguin, CEO of the Cyber...

Tech & Wellbeing in the Era of Covid-19

June 24, 2020

Tara Wright Please join the Cyber Policy Center for Tech & Wellbeing in the Era of Covid-19 with Jeff Hancock from Stanford University, Amy Orben from Emmanuel College, and Erica Pelavin, Co...

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