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Society

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.

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

Suing drug companies could help stem the national opioid epidemic

December 2017

At least 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The epidemic has claimed more than 300,000 lives since 2000 and is expected kill another half million over the next decade.

Is Single Payer the Answer for the US Health Care System?

December 2017

In this JAMA commentary, Stanford Health Policy's Victor Fuchs asks whether a single-payer system is an answer to the embattled U.S. health-care industry.

Family planning programs in low-income countries appear to keep young girls in school longer

December 2017

Family planning programs in developing countries that offer contraceptives and reproductive health advice apparently do more than prevent pregnancies — they can keep girls in primary school for up...

Events

RIP: Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

January 19, 2018

"Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule" The American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has been called ...

RIP: Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Report

January 16, 2018

"Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Report" In a recent poll, Americans ranked prescription drug prices as the most important...

RIP: Prospects for Tuberculosis Elimination in the US and Globally

December 1, 2017

"Prospects for Tuberculosis Elimination in the US and Globally" Elimination of tuberculosis in the United States has been an explicit public health policy goal since the 1980s.

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