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.

Recent Publications

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The Courteous Power

Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era

The North Korean Conundrum

Balancing Human Rights and Nuclear Security

Almost Parity: Understanding the India-Pakistan Conventional Military Balance

A chapter in the edited volume 'Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy'

Indian Ocean Strategic Futures

Re-examining assumptions of capability and intent

Women Left Behind

Gender Disparities in Utilization of Government Health Insurance in India

Filtered Life

Air Purification, Gender, and Cigarettes in the People's Republic of China

Patterns of Impunity

Human Rights in North Korea and the Role of the U.S. Special Envoy

From Mandate to Blueprint

Lessons from Intelligence Reform

A Decade of Upheaval

The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

A quarter century of ‘The Proper Scope of Government’: Theory and Applications

February 2021

A quarter-century ago in a seminal paper, Hart, Shleifer, and Vishny (NBER1996, QJE1997) developed a theory of the ‘Proper Scope of Government.’ Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate, reflects on that...

The Precarious State of Cross-Strait Deterrence

Statement before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on “Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan”

The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector

Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States

The Effects of Chronic Disease Management in Primary Health Care: Evidence from Rural China

February 2021

Health systems globally face increasing morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, yet many - especially in low- and middle-income countries - lack strong chronic disease management in primary...

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Xueguang Zhou Xueguang Zhou Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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Portrait of Curtis J. Milhaupt Curtis J. Milhaupt Senior Fellow, by courtesy William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law
Dr. Jean C. Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Arzan Tarapore Arzan Tarapore Research Scholar at APARC