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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.

Other Publications

Medical Liability — Prospects for Federal Reform

March 2017

Medical malpractice reform appears to be back on the federal policy agenda.

The Grand Divergence in Global Child Health: Confronting Data Requirements in Areas of Conflict and Chronic Political Instability

March 2016

There is something deeply troubling about a death that goes unnoticed.

Shifting Vaccination Politics — The End of Personal-Belief Exemptions in California

July 2015

Stanford Health Policy's David Studdert and Michelle Mello discuss SB 277, a new California law that ends exceptions to vaccination mandates based on religious and philosophical beliefs, leaving...

News

Stanford scholars examine causes and consequences of people dropping ACA plans

June 2018

The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could unravel because its enrollees strategically drop in and out of coverage, Stanford scholars write in a new working...

Most clinical trial participants find benefits outweigh risks in sharing personal data

June 2018

Most participants in clinical trials believe the benefits of broadly sharing person-level data outweigh the risks, according to new research by Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello. 

Millions could have incorrect statin, aspirin & blood pressure prescriptions

June 2018

More than 11 million Americans may have incorrect prescriptions for aspirin, statins and blood pressure medications, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of...

Events

Victor Fuchs' Book Launch: Health Economics and Policy

May 15, 2018

Health Economics and Policy by Victor FuchsWith Introductions by Douglas K. Owens and Stanford Dean of Medicine Lloyd B.

RIP: Humanitarians in Crisis: Lessons from the Battle for Mosul, Iraq with Paul Wise

April 24, 2018

Humanitarians in Crisis: Lessons from the Battle for Mosul, IraqThe Battle of Mosul was one of the largest urban sieges since World War II.

RIP: The Effect on Healthcare Costs of Treating Comorbid Depressive Disorder with Chronic Disease with Robert Kaplan

April 3, 2018

The Effect on Healthcare Costs of Treating Comorbid Depressive Disorder with Chronic DiseaseObjective: Does the cost of treating depressive disorder comorbidity inflate the cost of treating other...

Projects

Pigs and Parasites: Developing Interventions to End Cycles of Poverty Caused by Taenia solium and Neurocysticercosis

Neurocysticercosis is a neglected infectious disease caused by larval forms of the pig tapeworm, Taenia solium, infecting people's brains.
English

Reducing lead exposure among residents of Bangladesh

Lead is a potent neurotoxin that irreversibly impairs child cognitive development.
English

Children in Crisis

Improving the Provision of Human Services in Areas of Conflict, Political Instability and Weak Governance
English

Multimedia

Grant Miller: The team approach to international heatlh

January 2016

Grant Miller, associate professor of medicine, has been working to help residents of a state in India access micro nutrients that they are lacking.

Jay Bhattacharya discusses health and aging

September 2015

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of Medicine and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member, speaks about the Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA).

People

Todd Wagner Fellow, CHP/PCOR Associate Professor, Surgery, Associate Director, HERC
Manali Patel VA HSR&D Fellow, CHP/PCOR
Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Paul Yock Professor, Medicine, Professor, Bioengineering
Glenn M. Chertow Professor, Medicine
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Marcus W. Feldman Professor, Biology
Susan M. Frayne Associate Professor, Medicine
Wei Yu Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Julie Parsonnet Professor, Medicine, Professor, Health Research and Policy