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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Anemia: Rural China's Invisible Epidemic

July 2014

REAP is dedicated to understanding and addressing the problem of iron deficiency and anemia in rural China: its consequences for health and education, and practical solutions for families and schools. 
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p1010241 Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
pg Pascal Geldsetzer Assistant Professor, Medicine
profile picture cropped Mintu Turakhia Associate Professor, Medicine Affiliated Faculty
Erickson Kevin Kevin Erickson CHP/PCOR Associate Instructor, Medicine
rhines headshot 2 Allison Rhines SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2014
suhani Suhani Jalota PhD Student, Health Policy
Photo of Jianan Yang Jianan Yang Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2022-23
Veena Manja Photo Veena Manja Postdoctoral Research Fellow
sam heft neal Sam Heft-Neal Research Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Jonathan Lee Stanford Health Policy Jonathan Lee PhD Student, Health Policy
Ashley Griffin Phto Ashley Griffin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Matthew Dizon Photo Matthew Dizon Postdoctoral Research Fellow