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

Male Japanese doctor showing senior patient records on a clipboard

Why Not All Preventive Care Can Improve Welfare

In a new study focused on the risk for diabetes in Japan, Karen Eggleston and colleagues find that health information improves outcomes cost-effectively only for high-risk individuals, not for the general population.
[Left] Radhika Jain, [Right] Postdoc Spotlight, Radhika Jain, Asia Health Policy Program

Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Radhika Jain

An expert on India's healthcare system, Radhika shares insights into the roles of the public and private sectors in the country's health system and reveals how India's COVID-19 lockdown has harshly impacted non-COVID patients.
AHPP's 2020-21 Colloquium series, ""Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles"

Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Our 2020-21 Colloquium Series

The Asia Health Policy Program's 2020-21 colloquium series examines the complicated and sometimes controversial ways public and private agencies across Asia interact within health systems to provide care to patients.

Recently at AHPP

Nobel Laureate in Economics Oliver Hart joined us to give the keynote address at our 2020-21 colloquium series, "Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles." Hart reflects on the many applications that his theory 'The Proper Use of Government' has had since its publication 25 years ago, and his view of its future role in research and economics.

A Quarter Century of ‘The Proper Scope of Government’: Theory and Applications with Oliver Hart

A Quarter Century of ‘The Proper Scope of Government’: Theory and Applications

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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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