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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East Asia: Geopolitique into the Twenty-First Century - A Chinese View

June 1997

East Asia is a global geopolitical fault line, where historically great powers have interacted, collided, receded, and rebounded.

East Asian Military Security Dynamics

February 1995

In comparison with the postwar decades from 1945 to 1990, East Asian prospects for peaceful stability and economic growth have never been better.

Turning Points in the Korean Space-Economy: from the Developmental State to Intercity Competition, 1953-2000

October 2000

Territorial development processes and patterns in Korea from the 1950s have encountered four turning points.

Energy and Security in East Asia

January 1998

This study examines the likely security consequences of the continued growth in energy consumption in East Asia, and in particular:The dimensions of that growth which are likely to have an effect...

Future Prospects for the U.S. Defense Budget and Their Implications for Our Asian Alliance Commitments

August 1997

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Gain Without Pain: Why Economic Reform in China Worked

October 1998

Reprint from China's Political Economy (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. and Singapore UP Pte. Ltd., 1998).

Hospital Choice in Japan

September 1995

We use newly released data on Japanese hospitals to explore patients’ perceptions of hospital quality, the implications of these assessments for the structure of demand for hospital care, and the...

Integration on the Basis of Strength: China's Impact on East Asian Security

February 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japan's China Perceptions and Its Policies in the Alliance with the United States

September 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japan's Dual Identity and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

May 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japan-ROK Security Relations: An American Perspective

March 1999

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Japanese Colonialism in Korea: A Comparative Perspective

October 1997

The three talks that make up this publication were the 1996–97 Walter H.

Japanese Entrepreneurship: Can the Silicon Valley Model Be Applied to Japan?

December 1999

Since 1992, the Japanese economy has been utterly stagnant, with signs of weak performance at every turn.

Peri-Urbanization in Chengdu, Western China: From "Third Line" to Market Dynamics

May 2000

Peri-urbanization in the Chengdu extended urban region is the subject of this discussion paper.

Korea: The Achilles' Heel of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

May 1997

This discussion focuses on U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea relations and how the two interact.

Korea's Economic Role in East Asia

October 1997

Part of the Walter H. Shorenstein Distinguished Lecture Series

Medical Ivory Towers and the High Cost of Health Care: A Comparison of Teaching Hospitals in the United States and Japan

January 1993

Nesting the Alliances in the Emerging Context of Asia-Pacific Multilateral Processes: A U.S. Perspective

July 1999

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Adjusted Estimates of the United States-China Trade Balances: 1995-2002

May 2002

In a series of papers (Fung & Lau, 1996, 1998, 2001), we have argued that neither the U.S. nor the Chinese bilateral trade balance data are accurate.

Off-Center on the Middle Kingdom

December 1997

Reprint from The National Interest (Summer 1997).

Poverty Alleviation in Taiwan

September 1993

Proliferation and the U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

September 1997

This APARC discussion series clearly recognizes that the international and regional condi- tions of the post–Cold War era raise new and vexing questions about the future of the United States and...

People

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Photo of Tongtong Zhang Tongtong Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Diana Stanescu Diana Stanescu Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Carl Walter Carl Walter Visiting Scholar at APARC
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Photo of Sheen Woo Sheen Woo Visiting Scholar at APARC
Portrait of Michael Armacost Michael H. Armacost Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Yusuke Mitsumori Yusuke Mitsumori Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Russ Corwin Russ Corwin Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Scot Marciel Scot Marciel Visiting Scholar at APARC