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 Other Publications

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Triglyceride Concentration and Coronary Heart Disease

December 1994

More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, A

December 2004

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan created the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in September 2003 with SIIS and CISAC senior fellow Stephen J.

Impact of Public Policy on California County Hospitals, The

December 1991

Bad Old Ways Beset National Health-Care Proposals

May 1994

Good Health Care Idea Gone Bad, A

October 1993

Interpretation of Cost-Effectiveness Analyses

December 1998

Cholesterol Screening in Children and Adolescents

December 2000

Biological Security in a Changed World

September 2001

The horrifying events of 11 September 2001 serve notice that civilization will confront severe challenges in the twenty-first century.

Microbe Warfare Hides the Enemy

August 2001

STANFORD, Calif.- For the past seven years, the United States has been negotiating a verification protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, hoping to put teeth into the convention's...

Prevention Quality Indicators

October 2001

Prevention is an important role for all health care providers.

Cost-Effectiveness of Positron Emission Tomography for Diagnosis of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules

December 2001

Background: Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a potentially useful but expensive test to diagnose solitary pulmonary nodules.Objective: To evaluate the cost...

Patients As Partners in Managing Chronic Disease

December 2000

CHP/PCOR in the News (Winter Quarter 2003)

January 2003

Quarterly newsletter covering happenings at CHP/PCOR for the winter quarter 2003.

Selecting a Health Plan: Is Definity our Destiny?

October 2002

CHP/PCOR in the News (Spring Quarter 2003)

April 2003

Quarterly newsletter covering happenings at CHP/PCOR for the spring quarter 2003.

Design of a Prospective Economic Evaluation for a Tri-National Clinical Trial in HIV Patients (OPTIMA)

December 2003

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, winter 2004

January 2004

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments at the centers for the fall quarter 2003.

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, spring 2004

April 2004

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the winter 2004 quarter.

People

lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate, CDDRL David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
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Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
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Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
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