New Stanford Asia Health Policy research fellows selected


Palms trees in the Stanford Quad., April 2003.
Photo credit: 
Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) looks forward to welcoming its incoming 2012–13 research fellows from Mongolian Medical University, the University of Hawai’i, and Harvard. AHPP’s new fellows specialize in research topics including cervical cancer prevention, migrant remittances, and the political economy of support for the elderly.

Developing Asia Health Policy Fellows

Baigalimaa Gendendarjaa

Baigalimaa Gendendarjaa will be joining AHPP from the Mongolian National Cancer Center. Her research includes a comparative study of how knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors has influenced behavior changes in Mongolia before and after the introduction of the National Cervical Cancer Program. She holds a master’s degree in medicine from Mongolian Medical University.



Marjorie PajaronMarjorie Pajaron took part for five years in the National Transfer Accounts project based in Honolulu. Her research focuses on the role of migrant remittances as a risk-coping mechanism, as well as the importance of bargaining power in the intra-household allocation of remittances in the Philippines. Pajaron received a PhD in economics from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.




Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow 

Yuki Takagi

Yuki Takagi earned her PhD in government from Harvard University and is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton. Her dissertation research focuses on the political economy of support for the elderly and intergenerational family transfers, such as nursing and childcare, focusing on Japan. Takagi holds bachelor of economics and master of law degrees from the University of Tokyo.



Throughout the academic year the AHPP fellows will present seminars, take part in individual and collaborative research projects, and participate in campus events.