Public Health

Recent Events

Records 24 / 25

Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years

January 28, 2014

We use retrospectively reported data on smoking behavior of residents of Mainland China and Taiwan to compare and contrast patterns in smoking behavior over the life-course of individuals in these...

Region-based v. Distance-based Information in Emergency Health Risk Communication: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

October 9, 2013

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant...

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

October 1, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, Stanford University Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Gender Imbalance and Social Network Pressures in Rural China

February 21, 2013

China and some other Asian countries have experienced a large surplus of men of marriageable age.

Intergenerational Living Arrangements in South Korea: Health and Economic Implications

November 12, 2012

Population aging in Asian societies is accompanied by changes in intergenerational living arrangements, which can have substantial health and economic implications for the elderly parents and their...

Long-Term Outcomes and Heterogeneity of Effects of Health Interventions in Matlab, Bangladesh

October 10, 2012

This research aims to better understand the impact of the Matlab health interventions by using panel data to control for unobservables and understand the dynamics and long-term effects of these...

Battle Against HIV/AIDS in Cambodia: Successes and Challenges

May 21, 2012

More than two decades have passed since the first case of HIV infection was detected in Cambodia in 1991.

Do Different Health Insurance Plans in China Create Disparities in Health Care Utilization and Expenditures?

February 23, 2012

Venue Changed to the Philippines Conference Room China has recently reformed its health care system with the intent of providing universal coverage for basic health care to every Chinese citizen....

The Growth of Private Hospitals and Public-Private Partnerships in Asia: Good or Bad for Health?

February 13, 2012

This colloquium will discuss the state of evidence, challenges, and research agenda regarding the growth of private hospitals and public-private hospital partnerships in developing Asia.

Japan’s Public Universal Health Insurance System Reform: Lessons for Achieving and Maintaining Universal Health Care Coverage

January 19, 2012

The global health community has been aiming at ensuring health coverage for all. To achieve universal health care coverage, the German Social Health Insurance model is one solution.

The Performance and Driving Force of Government Health Expenditure in China: Evidence from Provincial Panel Data, 1991-2007

May 5, 2011

The new health reform started in 2009 has shown the determination of the Chinese government, especially the central government, to increase its responsibility in the health sector.

Economic and Social Implications of Population Aging in Asia

October 12, 2010

How will population aging impact the economies and social protection systems of Japan, South Korea, China, and India?

Public Stewardship of Private Providers in China's Primary Health Care System

March 3, 2010

With the rapid growth of the Chinese economy and transition from central planning to a more market-oriented structure since the 1980s, private health care providers have gained market share,...

The Health Policy Environment in Vietnam: Observations from an Outside Insider

February 25, 2010

The health sector's successes in Vietnam have been described as "legendary" by international donors, but there is always the other side of the story.

Evidence on the Benefits of Primary Care: Implications for Asia

October 22, 2009

As part of health reforms announced in April 2009, China plans to expand and strengthen primary care (i.e., provision of first contact, person-focused, ongoing care over time, and coordinating care...

Health Care Reform Under Progressive Governments in Korea; and Late Life Inequality in Health, Work, and Economic Resources in Korea

May 7, 2009

This talk will combine presentations on the health and economic well-being of the elderly in Korea, and an attempt to evaluate the impact of health policy under a decade of progressive governments...

Changes in Taiwan's Cigarette Market After the US Forced It Open

April 23, 2009

The stated purpose of the Trade Act of 1974 was to promote free trade. Section 301 authorized the U.S.

When Prevention Fails: Cross-cultural Considerations from the U.S. and China for Shaping Healthy Decisions in the Heat of the Adolescent Brain

February 25, 2009

Why do community-based education and social persuasion programs for promoting healthy lifestyle and preventing chronic disease sometimes fall short of our expectations?

Health Care System and Policy in Korea: Politics and Democratization

February 20, 2009

Korea introduced three major health-care reforms: in financing (1999), pharmaceuticals (2000), and provider payment (2001).

Informal Care for the Elderly in South Korea and the Impact on Caregivers' Labor Force Participation

May 8, 2008

Rapid population aging in many Asian countries poses an increased burden of care for elderly people with disabilities.

The Economics of Tobacco Control and Healthcare Reforms in China

April 24, 2008

Teh-wei Hu is a Professor Emeritus of health economics at the University of California, Berkeley.  At Berkeley, he served as associate dean (1999-2002) and department chair (1990-1993) in the...

People

karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Portrait of Radhika Jain Radhika Jain Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-22