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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.

Recent Other Publications

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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.

ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging. A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the America

May 2009

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted an appropriate use review of common clinical scenarios where cardiac...

Indicators of Quality Obstetric Care Based on Administrative Data: Exploring the Possibilities

November 2003

This abstract was presented by Patrick Romano at the Annual Meeting for the International Society of Quality on November 3, 2003.

What Questions do Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Surgery Have

June 2003

BACKGROUND: The value of the Internet to deliver preoperative education would increase if there was variability in questions patients want answered.

Refinement and Validation of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators

May 2003

This abstract was presented at the 26th Annual Meeting for the Society for General Internal Medicine on May 3, 2003, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Quality-of-Life Ratings for Health States of Dependency in Activities of Daily Living

April 2003

People

Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
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
Wei Yu Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Maria Polyakova Assistant Professor, HRP
Jessie J. Wong VA HSR&D Fellow, CHP/PCOR