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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...

News

Keith Humphreys Wins VA Under Secretary Award for Outstanding Health Services Research

July 2022

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awards Keith Humphreys top honors for his research on treatments for substance use and psychiatric disorders.

The Biden Administration’s Abortion Care Guidance

July 2022

In this Q&A with Stephanie Ashe at Stanford Law, SHP's Michelle Mello — a professor of health policy and a professor of law — examines the guidance for health-care providers recently issued...

Undergraduate Fellows Conduct Health Policy Research with SHP Faculty

July 2022

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, our Stanford undergraduate fellows are back on campus, spending their summer working with Stanford Health Policy faculty on research and projects. All four are...

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.
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Reducing lead exposure among residents of Bangladesh

Lead is a potent neurotoxin that irreversibly impairs child cognitive development.
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Children in Crisis

Improving the Provision of Human Services in Areas of Conflict, Political Instability and Weak Governance
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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

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
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Melissa Franco Melissa Franco PhD Student, Health Policy
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Donya Nasser, master's student at Stanford Department of Health Policy Donya Nasser Master's Student, Health Policy
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Valerie Peicher Stanford Valerie Peicher Master's Student, Health Policy