John Donahue, Karen Eggleston, and Richard Zeckhauser in conversation at the entrance to Encina Hall, Stanford.

Asia Health Policy Program

Promoting a comparative understanding of health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific region

Who We Are

The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center empowers health systems and policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to improve their proactive responses to population health problems. We contribute Asia-specific evidence to guide healthcare providers and policy audiences towards better understanding of health and demographic issues and more effective delivery of disease management and other health services. We do so by conducting comparative research, collaborating with experts throughout the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, supporting young scholars from the region, hosting public forums, and sharing our publications.


In the Spotlight

Karen Eggleston on Bloomberg Market news.

Video: Karen Eggleston Advises Proactive Preparation for COVID-19 Spread in U.S.

As concern over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States grows, Program Director Karen Eggleston advocates for calm, scientific, proactive responses by individuals and communities.

Karen Eggleston Discusses Coronavirus Outbreak on the World Class Podcast

Program Director and Asia health policy expert Eggleston joined David Relman and host Michael McFaul to discuss what you should know about the virus and its impact on China and globally.
Two women and three men talking with each other in a conference room

Asia Health Policy Program Leads Workshops on Diabetes Research in Seoul and Busan

Three events were recently held in South Korea as part of the Program-led Net Value in Diabetes Management research project that seeks to better understand the economics of chronic disease control.

AHPP Research

Our research projects encompass issues such as chronic disease management, public-private collaborations tackling innovation for healthy aging, the economics of financing longevity, and productivity adjusted for quality in healthcare, among others.

Scholars in conversation during an AHPP workshop at Stanford

AHPP Publications

We share our research findings through peer-reviewed journals, scholarly and trade presses, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s publishing program, and our own working paper series.

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