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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.

Recent Events

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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...

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

This event has reached capacity.  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Adreana at pinuelas@stanford.edu. "Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of...

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.

RIP: The Effects of Joint Custody for Parents on the Margin: Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges

November 3, 2017

Relative to just a few decades ago, today's children are much more likely to grow up with divorced or separated parents.

RIP: Discovering Factors That Enhance Integrated Patient Care

October 13, 2017

Title: Discovering Factors That Enhance Integrated Patient CareAbstract: Care integration is critical to improving health system quality and value, especially for chronically ill patients.

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...

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...

RIP: Billing Irregularities by Health Care Providers: Evidence from Anesthesia

April 14, 2017

"Billing Irregularities by Health Care Providers: Evidence from Anesthesia" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted.

Research in Progress (RIP): Michelle Mello, "Patients’ Experiences of Medical Error Disclosure and Reconciliation"

November 3, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted.

Research in Progress (RIP): Mark Hlatky, "Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness into Clinical Guidelines"

November 2, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted. Any information about methodology and/or results are embargoed until publication.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Inequality Among and Length of Life Spans are not the Same"

April 13, 2016

All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Metrics for an Aging Society"

April 6, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Advancing a Science for Sustaining Health: a New Platform in Madagascar"

April 4, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "The State of Vaccine Confidence: A Global Perspective"

April 4, 2016

All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Valuing Non-fatal Health Risks: Monetary and Health-Utility Measures"

April 1, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "The Impact of Health Insurance on Survival: Evidence from NCMS in Rural China"

March 30, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men"

March 3, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): “Pricing Regulations in Individual Health Insurance: Evidence from Medigap”

February 25, 2016

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Research in Progress (RIP): "Are the high costs of US medical technology justified by improved health outcomes?"

February 18, 2016

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Research in Progress (RIP): "Maternal Health after Birth of a Child with Major Congenital Anomalies"

February 11, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

"Variation in Child Mortality across Sub-Saharan Africa: Way Finer than National Rates"

February 4, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

People

Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Kathryn M. McDonald Senior Research Scholar Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Bradley Efron Professor, Statistics, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Ross D. Shachter Associate Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Wei Yu Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery