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Scholarly Publications

Mortality In Rural China Declined As Health Insurance Coverage Increased, But No Evidence The Two Are Linked

September 2017

Health insurance holds the promise of improving population health and survival and protecting people from catastrophic health spending.

Health Insurance and Chronic Disease Control: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Hypertension in Rural China

February 2017

"Health Insurance and Chronic Disease Control: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Hypertension in Rural China" is a chapter within the volume China's Healthcare System and Reform.

The weaker sex? Vulnerable men and women's resilience to socio-economic disadvantage

September 2016

Sex differences in mortality vary over time and place as a function of social, health, and medical circumstances.

Other Publications

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

Consensus Statement: Primary Health Care Reform & Community Health Service in China

July 2015

The conference report from the workshop, Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China, held on June 18, 2015 at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The report is written...

Testimony on China's healthcare sector

April 2014

Karen Eggleston provided testimony before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the "Hearing on China’s Healthcare Sector, Drug Safety, and the U.S.-China Trade in Medical...

News

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

Call for papers: Workshop on inequality and ageing

July 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in conjunction with The Next World Program, is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Inequality & Aging,” held at...

Asia Health Policy Program holds trans-Asian conference on diabetes in Beijing

May 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center hosted the Net Value in Diabetes Management Workshop in March to discuss progress on an international research...

Events

Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years

January 28, 2014

We use retrospectively reported data on smoking behavior of residents of Mainland China and Taiwan to compare and contrast patterns in smoking behavior over the life-course of individuals in these...

Region-based v. Distance-based Information in Emergency Health Risk Communication: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

October 9, 2013

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant...

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

October 1, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, Stanford University Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Projects

New Steps for Tobacco Control In and Outside of China

In China during the last decade, citizens have rarely agitated against the ubiquity of cigarettes, at the same time that tobacco products have been responsible for killing more than a millionpeople...
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Global Tobacco Prevention Research Initiative

Cigarettes are producing an unprecedented worldwide health catastrophe.
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Multimedia

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "From Compression to Expansion of Morbidity: Upcoming Challenges for Healthcare and Long-term Care in China," on April 24, 2017, by Bei Lu, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales,...

Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages," on April 24, 2017, by Marco Angrisani, an economist at the University of Southern California, followed by discussion led by Kathleen...

People

Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Natt Hongdilokkul Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-18