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International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

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...


Medicare's blame game: David Chan finds what conventional wisdom gets wrong

February 2018

David Chan's new research finds that even though members of an advisory committee for Medicare are biased toward physician specialties, the partiality often bridges across specialty lines and may...

A Case Study: the Mosul Trauma Response

February 2018

Stanford Health Policy's Paul Wise traveled to Iraq last year with a small delegation of physician-academics to evaluate the World Health Organization's system to treat civilians injured in the...

Study shows expanding hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves health outcomes

February 2018

Screening all adults for hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is a cost-effective way to improve clinical outcomes of HCV and identify more infected people compared to current recommendations,...


RIP: Behavioral Economics & Health with Kevin Volpp

March 2, 2018

Kevin Volpp is the founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Division Chief of Health Policy for the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy, and the Founders...

The New Barbarianism

February 23, 2018

The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health invites you to a private screening of The New Barbarianism followed by a panel discussion with the film's executive producer and director Stephen...

RIP: Follow-up and Prevention of Preterm Birth Using a Mobile Strategy

February 2, 2018

"Follow-up and Prevention of Preterm Birth Using a Mobile Strategy " Preterm birth (PTB), delivery prior to 37-week gestation, accounts for 35% of infant deaths in the first year of life [minority...


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.

Reducing lead exposure among residents of Bangladesh

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

Children in Crisis

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


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).


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