Stanford health policy expert Karen Eggleston has been appointed as a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Sept. 1, 2015, on a continuing term.
Eggleston, who leads the Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC), is a recognized authority on comparative health policy and the economics of the demographic transition in Asia, especially China.
Many little girls imagine being a Disney princess, but few have the chance to live their dream. Josselin is one of the lucky few. She suffers from retinoblastoma and is blind, and what she wanted most for her 14th birthday was a princess party. The Make-A-Wish Foundation made her dream a reality with help from Dr. Lee Sanders, a member of her Stanford medical team and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.
In a Queen's School of Business (QSB) article, David Chan, an assistant professor of Medicine and CHP/PCOR core faculty member, discusses his new study on the cost of variation in medical practices. The article shows that large variation in medical testing caused by "weak best practices" leads to greater healthcare spending. According to Chan, there is sign
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 Association (AEA). Along with other top economists, she discusses the interdisciplinary nature of economics, specifically as it relates to global health. Alsan states that "without understanding economic principals and economic forces, [there is] a real gaping hole in actually practicing medicine." Understanding economics
Despite potential legal and enforcement challenges, California’s new vaccination law may set a precedent for other states, according to Stanford scholars.
The law, SB 277, ends exceptions to vaccination mandates based on religious and philosophical beliefs, leaving only medical exemptions as a path to avoid the vaccinations children are required to have before entering school.