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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

Advisory Panel: women ages 30-65 now have second option for cervical cancer screen

September 2017

Women now have the option of getting screened every three or five years for cervical cancer, depending on which type of test they use, according to new draft recommendations from the U.S....

Capitation reimbursement models for primary care practice work — with one big caveat

September 2017

A leading question in primary care is whether practices can shift towards delivering better preventive and proactive health services.

Planting design seeds to fill diagnostic holes at a network of clinics for low-income patients

August 2017

 Design learning and journey maps are all the rage here at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley.

Events

RIP: Optimal Clinical Trials for Personalizing Medical Care: The Expected Value of Oversampling Information

September 14, 2017

Title: Optimal Clinical Trials for Personalizing Medical Care: The Expected Value of Oversampling InformationAbstract: Personalizing patient care frequently involves selecting treatments based on...

Child Health and Immigration Conference

May 17, 2017

May 25th Schedule for Child Health and Immigration ConferenceChildren in Immigrant Families and National Immigration Policy 8:30- 8:40        Welcome Drs.

RIP: The Effects of Expert Recommendations on Health Insurance Choices: Evidence from a Randomized, Controlled Trial

May 1, 2017

"The Effects of Expert Recommendations on Health Insurance Choices:  Evidence from a Randomized, Controlled Trial"Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise...

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

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
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus