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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.

Scholarly Publications

The Weaker Sex? Vulnerable Men, Resilient Women, and Variations in Sex Differences in Mortality since 1900

November 2016

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

The Weaker Sex? Vulnerable Men, Resilient Women, and Variations in Sex Differences in Mortality since 1900

October 2016

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

Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India

July 2016

The world’s two most populous countries face numerous policy challenges from rapid demographic change.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2015-16

November 2016

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

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.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2014-15

November 2015

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

News

Shorenstein APARC selects two postdoctoral fellows for 2017-18 academic year

February 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in pursuit of training the next generation of scholars on contemporary Asia, has selected two postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-18 academic...

Shorenstein APARC colloquia put India into focus

January 2017

India is a focus of colloquia at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center during the next few months. A seminar series entitled “A New India?

Shorenstein APARC releases annual Center Overview for 2015-16

November 2016

As 2017 approaches, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center documents highlights from the 2015-16 academic year.

Events

FINANCING LONGEVITY: The Economics of Pensions, Health, Long-term care and Disability Insurance

March 17, 2017

Monday 24th, 2017Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall 1st floor: 8:30am - 11:45am:  Session I: Long-term Care and Intergenerational Support11:45am - 2:00pm:  Session II Lunch keynote panel: The...

Is Knowing Half the Battle? Behavioral Responses to Risk Information from the National Health Screening Program in Korea

January 26, 2017

The benefits of screening depend on whether information changes individual behaviors.

Projects

Innovations in Primary Care

The Asia Health Policy Program is hosting a series of events in China and at Stanford during the 2014-15 academic year focusing on the topic of innovations in primary care, thanks to generous...
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Asia Health Policy Program Working Paper Series

The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) working paper series promotes dissemination of high-quality social science research on health policy and demographic change in the Asia-Pacific region, drawing...
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Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia

Launched in January 2011, Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia is a three-year research initiative at the Walter H.
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Multimedia

The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar, "The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?" on April 19, 2016, with Karen Eggleston,  Jui-fen Rachel Lu and...

Child Gender, Living Arrangements and Maternal Labor Supply: Evidence from Rural China

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar, "Child Gender, Living Arrangements and Maternal Labor Supply: Evidence from Rural China," on Feb.

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

People

Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Muthukrishnan Anantharamakrishnan Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2016-17, Reliance Life Sciences