Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

FSI’s researchers assess health and medicine through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics. They’re studying and influencing public health policies of local and national governments and the roles that corporations and nongovernmental organizations play in providing health care around the world. Scholars look at how governance affects citizens’ health, how children’s health care access affects the aging process and how to improve children’s health in Guatemala and rural China. They want to know what it will take for people to cook more safely and breathe more easily in developing countries.

FSI professors investigate how lifestyles affect health. What good does gardening do for older Americans? What are the benefits of eating organic food or growing genetically modified rice in China? They study cost-effectiveness by examining programs like those aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Russian prisons. Policies that impact obesity and undernutrition are examined; as are the public health implications of limiting salt in processed foods and the role of smoking among men who work in Chinese factories. FSI health research looks at sweeping domestic policies like the Affordable Care Act and the role of foreign aid in affecting the price of HIV drugs in Africa.

Scholarly Publications

Early-Stage Valuation in the Biotechnology Industry

February 2008

Biotechnology (or biotech) has impacted almost every aspect of human life.


APARC Says Farewell to 2017-2018 Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows

June 2018

  On May 24, Shorenstein APARC hosted the final three research presentations by this year’s Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows.

Corporate Affiliates Program welcomes 2015-16 fellows

September 2015

As the new academic year gets underway, the Walter H.

Pradnya Palande discusses Reliance Life Sciences and Stanford cancer research

March 2011

Pradnya Palande's passion for improving human health through scientific research began during her graduate studies, and has continued to the present day through her work with Reliance Life Sciences...

Old Events

Research Presentations (session 1 of 5) - Bhaskaran, Hayakawa, Takahashi and Yamada

March 30, 2017

The format of this presentation is each of the four speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any questions...

Research Presentations (session 4 of 5) - Fukuda, Huang, Muramatsu and Yang

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Wataru Fukuda, Shizuoka Prefectural Government, "Software Solutions of Tourism Promotion"In his...

Research Presentations (session 1 of 5) - Aikawa, Sakamaki and Shivani

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Yuta Aikawa, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan, "A Study About a Government Policy...


Photo of Jitukrushna Swain Jitukrushna Swain Visiting Scholar at APARC