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Karen Eggleston
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Japanese Population Projected to Live Longer Without Dementia

News / April 27, 2022
A new microsimulation projects that over the next 20 years, Japanese people will live longer without dementia, but older women with a less than high school education will benefit less than men.
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Education Level Will Widen Disparity in Health Outcomes of the Future Elderly Population, New Study Projects

News / April 11, 2022
In the first study to compare the progression of educational disparities in disability across two rapidly aging Asian societies, APARC coauthors Cynthia Chen and Karen Eggleston project that from 2015 to 2050, elders with high educational attainment will have a lower prevalence of functional disability and chronic conditions compared to elderly with low educational attainment.
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A health worker checks a patient's blood pressure at a clinic in Pokhara, Nepal.

New Cross-Country Study Underscores the Importance of Health Workforce Development and Socioeconomic Factors in Affecting Health Outcomes

News / March 28, 2022
Analyzing data from 191 World Health Organization member countries, a new study from APARC’s Karen Eggleston indicates that strengthening the health workforce is an urgent task in the post-COVID era critical to achieving health-related Sustainable Development Goals and long-term improvement in health outcomes, especially for low- and lower-middle-income countries.
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A makeshift barricade is seen in front of a residential area to restrict movement and control COVID-19 spread in Hanoi, Vietnam.

COVID-19 Disproportionately Affected Marginalized and Rural Populations in Asia, New Study Shows

News / January 25, 2022
In the first report of its kind comparing the impacts of the pandemic on people with chronic conditions in five Asian regions, researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston document how the pandemic’s broad social and economic consequences negatively affected population health well beyond those directly suffering from COVID-19.
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Strengthening the Frontline: How Primary Health Care Improves Net Value in Chronic Disease Management

News / November 8, 2021
Empirical evidence by Karen Eggleston and colleagues suggests that better primary health care management of chronic disease in rural China can reduce spending while contributing to better health.
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In China, Health Care Utilization Increases at Retirement, a New Study Shows

News / July 30, 2021
The study’s co-authors, including Karen Eggleston, find that health care expenditures among Chinese covered by relatively generous health insurance significantly increase at retirement, primarily due to an increase in the number of outpatient visits.
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A New Validated Tool Helps Predict Lifetime Health Outcomes for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations

News / July 13, 2021
A research team including APARC's Karen Eggleston developed a new simulation model that supports the economic evaluation of policy guidelines and clinical treatment pathways to tackle diabetes and prediabetes among Chinese and East Asian populations, for whom existing models may not be applicable.
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In China, Better Financial Coverage Increases Health Care Access and Utilization

News / July 6, 2021
Research evidence from China’s Tongxiang county by Karen Eggleston and colleagues indicates that enhanced financial coverage for catastrophic medical expenditures increased health care access and expenditures among resident insurance beneficiaries while decreasing out-of-pocket spending as a portion of total spending.
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Robotics and the Future of Work: Lessons from Nursing Homes in Japan

News / June 30, 2021
On the Future Health podcast, Karen Eggleston discusses the findings and implications of her collaborative research into the effects of robot adoption on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
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What to Read This Summer — 2021: Book Recommendations by APARC Faculty

News / June 9, 2021
APARC faculty suggest dozens of books for your summer reading.
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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.
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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, and marginalized populations. The pandemic’s impacts extend beyond health disparities to encompass psychosocial and economic consequences, the study shows.
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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 sector in the pursuit of public value by analyzing how China and the United States use collaborative governance strategies to meet growing demands for public services.
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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 Asia and the roles technology and innovation may play in rebalancing them.
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Call for papers: Conference on human capital & ageing

News / July 23, 2014
Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program co-organizes an annual conference and issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing focused on the challenges facing ageing societies worldwide. Paper submissions for the conference and special issue are currently being accepted.
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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Eggleston

News / April 29, 2014
In conversation with Shorenstein APARC, Karen Eggleston, center fellow and director of the Asia Health Policy Program, reflects on her initial draw to Asian studies and eventual focus on comparative Asia health policy. She also shares perspectives on health reform in China and demographic change across East Asia, and talks about related upcoming activities.
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Karen Eggleston provides testimony to U.S.-China Commission on China’s healthcare sector

News / April 7, 2014
Karen Eggleston presented to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s healthcare sector on April 3. Eggleston responded to several questions about China's health status and health system performace based on her research.
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Will Demographic Change Slow China's Rise?

News / October 2, 2013
China's population of 1.34 billion is now 50 percent urban, over 13 percent above age 60, and with 118 boys born for every 100 girls. For such a large population at a relatively low level of per capita income, how will aging interact with substantial gender imbalance and rapid urbanization?
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An Asian dimension to the Stanford Center for Population Research

News / November 18, 2010
The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and its Asia Health Policy Program have joined with other centers and programs across the university as collaborative partners for the new Stanford Center for Population Research.
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Health reform spans the Pacific

News / April 9, 2010
When searching for insights about how other countries deal with similar challenges, Americans often look to Europe and Canada. Rarer is the comparison to counterparts across the Pacific. Yet President Obama has clearly articulated the vision of the US as a Pacific Nation, and there are developments around the Pacific rim that merit consideration in our debates.
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Leading Pacific Rim universities collaborate on population health research

News / March 2, 2009
The Asia Health Policy Program hosted meetings of the public health research project of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities World Institute on February 24-25 at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
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Does it matter how you pay doctors and hospitals? Evidence from the Asia Pacific

News / July 16, 2008
The organizing committee of the "Provider Payment Incentives in the Asia Pacific" conference -- including health economists from Shorenstein APARC, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Seoul National University -- reviewed submissions in June 2008 and accepted sixteen. The conference papers cover payment issues in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Tajikistan, the Philippines, and the US, examined from a range of disciplines (e.g., economics, health services research/health policy, public health, medicine, and ethics).
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