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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US-China Business Council President Shares Insights on US-China Relations in Private Roundtable

September 2022

SCCEI hosted a private roundtable discussion with the president of the US-China Business Council, Craig Allen, and a select group of Stanford faculty and business leaders, discussing technology...

Global Affiliates Program Welcomes 2022-23 Fellows

September 2022

Each year, the Global Affiliates Program hosts at APARC a cohort of qualified personnel nominated by our affiliate members, who send their talent to Stanford as visiting fellows for a year of...

Joe Garcia Kapp: Chicano/Latino Football Trailblazer

September 2022

SPICE develops lesson on legendary football player from East Salinas, California, who never forgot his roots.

Protests in Iran are part of a ‘long, almost Sisyphean, struggle’ for freedom and equality, Stanford scholar says

September 2022

Abbas Milani, founding director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program, discusses how the most recent protests sweeping cities and villages across Iran are part of an enduring fight to advance women’s...

In China’s Rapidly Ageing Society, Elderly Rural Residents Must Not Be Left to Fend for Themselves

September 2022

Author Lijia Zhang quotes Scott Rozelle in her opinion piece in the South China Morning Post looking at how China’s ageing problem is particularly acute in rural areas, where elderly residents often...

This Land Is Your Land: The Great Depression, Migrant Farm Workers, and the Legacy of the New Deal

September 2022

Part 2 of an ongoing series that features photographs by Marion Post Wolcott.

A Risky New Status Quo

September 2022

The tentative conciliatory steps between nuclear-armed rivals at the LAC are important, but come with riders for India.

My Heart Belongs to Kashmir

September 2022

An Analysis of a Pro-Indian Army Covert Influence Operation on Twitter

How ASEAN Can Still Help on Myanmar

September 2022

The Southeast Asian bloc must make it clear that it will not accept the military junta’s sham election.

SPICE Honors Top Students from 2021–2022 Regional Programs in Japan

September 2022

Congratulations to the student honorees from Fukuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.

Rose Gottemoeller testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee

September 2022

Rose Gottemoeller's main takeaways from her opening statement while testifying before the SASC

Ukraine made recent battlefield gains. How will Putin retaliate?

September 2022

Ukraine's battlefield victories are a reason for celebration. But could it could also usher in another dangerous phase — with Russia's President Vladimir Putin lashing out in other ways.

"China's Bot Boom" Article in The Wire Quotes SCCEI Scholars

September 2022

"Can robot-driven advanced manufacturing be a panacea for China’s slowing economy? China sure hopes so." The Wire China author Isabella Borshoff quotes SCCEI co-directors Hongbin Li and...

Research Assistant Spotlight: Kerstin Norris Examines Race and Racism in Asia with Gi-Wook Shin

September 2022

MA in East Asian Studies candidate Kerstin Norris spent the summer assisting APARC and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin with his research on racial tensions in Asia. Looking to pursue a PhD in...

How the Inflation Reduction Act Impacts Health Policy

September 2022

Michelle Mello — a professor of heath policy and law — attended the Sept. 13 gathering at the White House to celebrate the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act 2022. She was invited for her...

Putin's Disaster in Ukraine

September 2022

On Vladimir Putin’s order, the Russian army launched a new invasion of Ukraine in February. That has inflicted tragedy on Ukrainians but, seven months later, has also proved a catastrophe for Russia...

The Path Ahead for Yoon

September 2022

How Korea’s New President Can Recover from His First 100 Days of Struggles

Honors Students to Meet with Top-Level Policy Makers in Washington, D.C.

September 2022

From September 18 through 24, the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 will attend CDDRL's annual Honors College, gaining firsthand exposure to how the federal government, policy...

Winners Announced for the Spring 2022 Stanford e-Japan Award

September 2022

Congratulations to our newest student honorees.

2022-23 Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellows to Explore Legacies of War in Southeast Asia, Islamic Law in Indonesia

September 2022

Political scientist Jacques Bertrand and social anthropologist Reza Idria will join APARC as Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellows on Southeast Asia for the 2022-23 academic year.

Russian History Expert Stephen Kotkin Appointed FSI Senior Fellow

September 2022

Kotkin’s research interests include authoritarianism, geopolitics, global political economy, and modernism in the arts and politics.

2022–23 Applications Now Open: Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawai‘i

September 2022

High school teachers across the state of Hawai‘i are eligible to apply. The application deadline is October 14.

Research Assistant Spotlight: Jerome He Examines Great Power Competition with Oriana Skylar Mastro

September 2022

Political Science major Jerome He ‘24, spent the summer assisting APARC Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro. He leveraged the opportunity to expand his knowledge of Chinese security issues and refine...

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Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
huan wang stanford 1 Huan Wang Research Scholar
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Chonira Aturupane Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
Portrait of Curtis J. Milhaupt Curtis J. Milhaupt Senior Fellow, by courtesy William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law
Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
Guoguang Wu Guoguang Wu Senior Research Scholar, SCCEI Senior Research Scholar, SCCEI
Raymond Levitt Raymond Levitt Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL
Yulia Bezvershenko Headshot Yulia Bezvershenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL