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Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Scholarly Publications

Body weight of Italians: the weight of Education

December 2014

Girls' education and HIV risk: Evidence from Uganda

December 2013

In Latino Genomes, A Rich Source of History

May 2013

Other Publications

Multicenter Study of Preferences for Health Education in the Emergency Department Population

June 2010

Objectives: Emergency departments (EDs) are increasingly proposed as high-yield venues for providing preventive health education to a population at risk for unhealthy behaviors and unmet primary...

Recommendations for Modeling Disaster Responses in Public Health and Medicine: A Position Paper of the Society for Medical Decision Making

July 2009

Purpose.

Comparative Effectiveness Research Prioritization

June 2009

Clinical research presents health care providers with information on the natural history and clinical presentations of disease as well as diagnostic and treatment options.

News

Call for papers: Conference on the economics of ageing

July 2016

The Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with scholars from Stanford Health Policy's Center on Demography and Economics of Health and...

A career in Economics: It's much more than you think

August 2015

Marcella Alsan, an assistant professor of Medicine and CHP/PCOR core faculty member, shows how economics is a broader field than most people realize in this video produced by the American Economic...

Stanford researchers: Feds likely miscalculated health care costs

September 2013

With millions of Americans eligible for subsidies to buy health insurance, Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya shows the government may have underestimated its costs by billions of dollars.

Events

Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: The Mount Hood 2014 Challenge

June 18, 2014

Advanced Registration for this conference is required.  For more information and to register, please click here.

Why the United States Spends So Much More on Health Care than Other Countries: Economic, Institutional and Political Perspectives

June 5, 2014

Abstract: The United States spends over 17 percent of GDP on health care; the next six highest countries spend over 11 percent.

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

Projects

Supporting decision making for sustainable weight loss

This project explores fundamental questions about habit formation and the role of nudges and other behavioral economic devices.
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Age related changes in the brain systems underlying intertemporal choice

Despite the fact that physical health and cognitive abilities decline with age, emotion regulation remains stable or improves across the adult lifespan.
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Do No Harm: Psychological Costs and Benefits of Genetic Testing and supplement

Recent evidence from one CADMA supported project (Gotlib/Chen) suggests that individuals with two short alleles in promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene are more biologically reactive...
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People

Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Wei Yu Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Maria Polyakova Assistant Professor, HRP
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Marcus W. Feldman Professor, Biology
Henry T. Greely Professor, Law
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Glenn M. Chertow Professor, Medicine
Eric M. Schmidt VA HSR&D, CHP/PCOR