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

Security personnel check the temperature of passengers in the Wharf at the Yangtze River on January 22, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Karen Eggleston Discusses Coronavirus Outbreak and Health Policy Implications

With the situation rapidly developing, AHPP Director Karen Eggleston offered insights on the novel virus outbreak that began in China and its impact on both Asian and international healthcare systems.
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.
A man smokes in the street in Seoul, South Korea.

Karen Eggleston and Colleagues Illustrate the Health Effects of Smoking Reduction

A new study published in the journal Health Economics describes differentially positive health gains of smoking reduction among subgroups of smokers in South Korea, Singapore, and the United States.

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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