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

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New Book by Karen Eggleston: Healthy Aging in Asia

This volume presents multiple aspects of policy initiatives for healthy aging and economic research on chronic disease control in diverse health systems across Asia, from Singapore and Hong Kong to Japan, India, and China.
U.S. and China flags hanging from a lamp post in Capitol Hill

Eggleston Testifies to Congressional Commission

In her recent testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Eggleston discusses China’s healthcare ecosystem and its implications for U.S. national interests in the time of COVID-19.
Michael McFaul, Xueguang Zhou, Karen Eggleston, Gi-Wook Shin, Don Emmerson, and Yong Suk Lee

Analyzing the Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia

Eggleston joins other APARC experts on a panel discussion of different policy responses to COVID-19 and the pandemic’s impacts across Asia – from Korea to Kerala – and why they hold important lessons for the future.

Recently at AHPP

An international panel of experts joins Program Director Karen Eggleston in a discussion of the varying strategies countries throughout South and Southeast Asia have taken in their efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, emphasizing the importance of developing individualized responses to the crisis.

COVID-19 and Policy Responses in South and Southeast Asia

COVID-19 and Policy Responses in South and Southeast Asia

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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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