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

[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.
Elderly woman in a village setting

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.
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

An international panel of researchers from across Asia joined us for the third installment of our 2020-21 colloquium series to discuss emerging data about the effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals living with diabetes and hypertension, and the critical role of local, evidence-based policy responses in addressing these challenges.

Chronic Disease and COVID-19: Mitigating Collateral Damage from the Pandemic

Chronic Disease and COVID-19: Mitigating Collateral Damage from the Pandemic

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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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