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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

Legal Look at Proof of Vaccination & Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19

Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the ongoing pandemic, proof of vaccination “passports” at the state and federal levels, and a July 19 ruling that Indiana...

Contact-tracing App Curbed the Spread of COVID in England and Wales

Digital contact tracing has the potential to limit the spread of COVID-19. A contact-tracing smartphone app that has been readily adopted by people in England and Wales has shown efficacy in...

News

A Look at the Supreme Court Ruling on Vaccination Mandates

January 2022

Two Stanford law, labor and health experts explain the legal and health implications of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large...

Preventing Preterm Deliveries Using a Digital Approach

December 2021

SHP researchers awarded grant to continue their clinical trial testing out a digital app they hope will prevent preterm births.

Health Policy Student: My Brother’s Death Is Not a Statistic

November 2021

After Kaylynn Purdy lost her older brother to a drug overdose, she chose to write about his death to highlight the human faces behind the opioid epidemic both in Canada and here in the United States.

Events

Health Economics Seminar - Amanda Starc

March 14, 2022

Amanda Starc, Ph.D.

Research in Progress with Katherine Meckel

January 5, 2022

Katherine Meckel,  PhD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California San Diego and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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

Frayne, SusanM BW3x4 Susan M. Frayne Associate Professor, Medicine
stafford Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Erickson Kevin Kevin Erickson CHP/PCOR Associate Instructor, Medicine
Jiayi Zhao Jiayi Zhao Master's Student, Health Policy
John Feister, Stanford Health Policy John Feister Master's Student, Health Policy
Carol Tao Carol Tao Master's Student, Health Policy
Christopher Weyant Christopher Weyant Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SHP
Lucia Chen Stanford Health Policy Lucia Chen Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SHP
Vincent Jappah Stanford Health Policy Jlateh Vincent Jappah PhD Student, Health Policy
Melissa Franco Melissa Franco PhD Student, Health Policy
st Sahil Tembulkar Master Student, Health Policy
Tofunmi Adesanmi Omiye Stanford Health Policy Jesutofunmi Omiye Master Student, Health Policy