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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.

Recent Events

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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

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

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

February 18, 2016

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

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.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Modeling Disease for Effective Control: Tuberculosis in India"

January 28, 2016

"Modeling Disease for Effective Control: Tuberculosis in India" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "An Efficient Gaussian Approximation and Regression Metamodeling Approach to Value of Information Analysis"

January 21, 2016

"An Efficient Gaussian Approximation and Regression Metamodeling Approach to Value of Information Analysis" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Private provision of social insurance: drug-specific price elasticities and pricing in Medicare Part D"

January 14, 2016

"Private provision of social insurance: drug-specific price elasticities and pricing in Medicare Part D" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP) Seminar: "Preventing Cardiovascular Disease"

December 3, 2015

"Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: Pathways through Diagnostic Testing, Clinical Guidelines, and Patient Decision Making" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): “Improving Symptoms and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure”

December 2, 2015

“Improving Symptoms and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure” Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Studying Systemic Lupus in Sweden: Pros and Cons of Register-based Data in the Setting of a Chronic Disease"

November 19, 2015

"Studying Systemic Lupus in Sweden: Pros and Cons of Register-based Data in the Setting of a Chronic Disease" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

People

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)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Julie Parsonnet Professor, Medicine, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Marcus W. Feldman Professor, Biology
Paul Yock Professor, Medicine, Professor, Bioengineering
Eric Sun Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Henry T. Greely Professor, Law