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 Projects

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The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
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Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia

APARC Fall 2021 Webinar Series The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks.
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Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium Series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia”

Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia Topics include how policymakers can promote mask-wearing, vaccination, and other science-based responses to the...
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Ethics & Political Violence Series

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) are jointly organizing a year-long initiative on “Ethics & Political Violence”...
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Biden’s America, Xi’s China: What’s Now & What’s Next?

The United States just experienced a historic election, electing Joseph R. Biden as its 46th president.
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Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles"

Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles Governmental agencies and non-state actors interact within health systems in complicated and sometimes controversial ways that...
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Critical Conversations

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The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

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 China Program is making modifications...
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Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
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European Security Initiative

The CISAC European Security Initiative features speakers addressing the challenges that a more assertive Russia presents to the European security order; Europe's ability to meet and defend against...
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A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
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South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
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Environmental

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Seminars Co-Sponsored With MEI

The Middle East Initiative (MEI) series brings academics and practitioners together to examine new patterns of geopolitical competition, conflict, and cooperation across the Middle East, with a...
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Research Seminar Series

The CISAC Research Seminar Series features speakers that present on topics related to international security and their policy implications.
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Non-Intermittent Zero-Carbon Technologies

 Because the intermittency of wind and solar will become a major challenge once they supply large shares of total electricity generation, decarbonization efforts will likely require important...
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Energy Market Game

PESD has developed a web-based game that allows players to take on the roles of electricity generating companies (“gencos”), electricity retailers, or vertically-integrated utilities in electricity...
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Climate Change Policy

Dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector is likely to be expensive, but sound public policy can ensure that any investments in this area yield the greatest possible...
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Low-Income Energy Services

Over 1 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, and over 2 billion still cook with traditional biomass fuels, which cause significant mortality through respiratory disease.
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Renewable Energy Integration

Achieving aggressive renewable energy targets, like California’s plan for 50% of electricity used in the state to be supplied by renewable energy by 2030, will require major changes in technology,...
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Electricity Market Design

Meeting today’s most pressing energy challenges—controlling air pollution, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, integrating renewable energy, delivering modern energy services to populations that...
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Fossil Fuel Markets and Governance

 The vast majority of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas, and coal.
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People

Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
a man Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow Associate Professor
karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
huan wang stanford 1 Huan Wang Research Scholar
Chonira Aturupane Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Ayça Alemdaroğlu Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer
Photo of Kiyo Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology