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Autonomous caregiver robot is holding a insulin syringe, giving it to an senior adult woman, concept ambient assisted living

The Unfolding Relationship Between Human Workers and Robots in an Aging World

News / May 7, 2021
On the Freakonomics Radio podcast, Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee discuss their research into the effects of robots on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
A woman walks past a mural referring to the Covid-19 coronavirus painted on a wall on December 10, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

How COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts People with Chronic Conditions in India

News / April 28, 2021
A collaborative study by a group of researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston documents the adverse effects of COVID-19 on people with chronic conditions in India, particularly among poor, rural...
3D mockup of the book 'The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector'

New Book Reveals How China and the United States Engage the Private Sector to Deliver Public Goods

News / March 10, 2021
In their new book, APARC Deputy Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser of Harvard University seek to empower decision-makers to more wisely engage the private...
Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

News / March 5, 2021
Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...
A Japanese robot prototype lifts a dummy patient

Robot Adoption Brings Benefits to Japan’s Aging Society

News / February 22, 2021
In one of the first studies of service sector robotics, APARC scholars examine the impacts of robots on nursing homes in Japan. They find that robot adoption may not be detrimental to labor and may...
[Left] A nurse assists an elderly woman in a wheel chair; [Right] Oliver Hart

Public-Private Partnerships for Effective Healthcare: Theory and Practice

News / February 12, 2021
In its 2020-21 colloquium series, the Asia Health Policy Program weighs the balance, benefits, and considerations in providing health services through national governments and contracting with...
Male Japanese doctor showing senior patient records on a clipboard

Health Signals Increase Preventive Care, Improve Health Outcomes for Individuals at High Risk of Diabetes, Evidence from Japan Shows

News / February 3, 2021
Among the general population, however, researchers including Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston find no evidence that additional care improves health outcomes.
Stanford campus, main quad with cloudy sky

APARC Offers Fellowship and Funding Opportunities to Support, Diversify Stanford Student Participation in Contemporary Asia Research

News / January 25, 2021
The Center has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students interested in the area of...
A woman has blood drawn at a clinic in Bombay, India

How to Prevent Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Cost-Effectively

News / December 9, 2020
Addressing the epidemic of chronic diseases in India and other low- and middle-income countries requires comprehensive evidence on the cost-effectiveness of health interventions, argue APARC’s Asia...
[Left] Radhika Jain, [Right] Postdoc Spotlight, Radhika Jain, Asia Health Policy Program

Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Radhika Jain on Reducing Inequalities in Health Care and Outcomes

Blog / October 15, 2020
Radhika Jain, a postdoctoral fellow with the Asia Health Policy Program, shares insights on her research into India’s health care system and how it is responding to both the COVID-19 pandemic and...
A man with interacts with 'Emiew,' a humanoid robot.

“Co-Bots,” Not Overlords, Are the Future of Human-Robot Labor Relationships

News / August 24, 2020
Yong Suk Lee and Karen Eggleston’s ongoing research into the impact of robotics and AI in different industries indicates that integrating tech into labor markets adjusts, but doesn’t replace, the...
Encina Courtyard

Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

News / August 13, 2020
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the...
An elderly individual travels in a cart up a street.

Researchers Develop New Method for Projecting Future Wellness of Aging Populations

News / July 16, 2020
Asia Health Policy Director Karen Eggleston and her colleagues unveil a multistate transition microsimulation model that produces rigorous projections of the health and functional status of older...
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APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

News / June 16, 2020
To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...
A communications robot named Pepper by Softbank

Robots May Be the Right Prescription for Struggling Nursing Homes

Q&A / June 11, 2020
Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee speak to the Oliver Wyman Forum on how robotics and advancing technologies are helping staff in Japanese nursing homes provide better and safer care to their patients...
Portrait of Young Kyung Do, Winner of the 2020 Rothman Epidemiology Prize

Asia Health Policy Program Alum Wins Rothman Epidemiology Prize

News / June 4, 2020
Dr. Young Kyung Do, an expert in health policy and management at the Seoul National University College of Healthy Policy and the inaugural postdoctoral fellow in Asia health policy at APARC, has been...
People queue while wearing face masks

COVID-19 in the Philippines – at a Glance

Blog / May 21, 2020
Marjorie Pajaron, assistant professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, describes the unfolding of the pandemic in the country and how Filipinos have coped with the evolving...
A coronavirus spinning with Mongolia flag behind

Lessons from Mongolia’s COVID-19 Containment Strategy

Blog / May 19, 2020
Dr. Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa, an oncologist at a hospital in Mongolia’s capital and former postdoctoral fellow with APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program, explains how decisive preventative measures have...
Karen Eggleston, Hongbin Li, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou during a virtual panel discussion

APARC Scholars Discuss the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in China

News / May 18, 2020
Karen Eggleston, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou join the King Center on Global Development’s Hongbin Li to examine how COVID-19 has impacted urban and rural employment in China’s health care...
Cover image of the book "Healthy Aging in Asia", showing a smiling elderly Chinese woman with a cane standing in a small village.

New Book Highlights Policy Initiatives and Economic Research on Healthy Longevity Across Asia

News / May 13, 2020
Asia health policy expert Karen Eggleston’s new volume, ‘Healthy Aging in Asia,’ examines how diverse Asian economies – from Singapore and Hong Kong to Japan, India, and China – are preparing for...
Karen Eggleston speaking to an online panel.

Karen Eggleston Testifies on China’s Healthcare System to Congressional Review Commission

News / May 8, 2020
Asia health policy expert Karen Eggleston provides testimony for a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing on China's domestic healthcare infrastructure and the use of...
Michael McFaul, Xueguang Zhou, Karen Eggleston, Gi-Wook Shin, Don Emmerson, and Yong Suk Lee

FSI Hosts APARC Panel on COVID-19 Impacts in Asia

News / April 27, 2020
Scholars from each of APARC's programs offer insights on policy responses to COVID-19 throughout Asia.

APARC Announces New Fellowship and Internship Opportunities for Stanford Students

News / April 2, 2020

Amid the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are facing summer internship cancelations and hiring freezes. They are left wondering about the long-term implications of the current crisis for their academic careers and their access to future jobs and valuable work experience.

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Video: Karen Eggleston Advises Proactive Preparation for COVID-19 Spread in US

News / March 2, 2020

Deputy Director of APARC and Director of the Asia Health Policy Program Karen Eggleston recently spoke to Bloomberg Markets about the new cases and the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States.

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Karen Eggleston Examines China’s Looming Demographic Crisis, in Fateful Decisions

Q&A / February 26, 2020

China has tremendous resources, both human and financial, but it may now be facing a perfect storm of challenges. Its future is neither inevitable nor immutable, and its further evolution will be highly contingent on the content and efficacy of complex policy choices.

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