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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

SHP Welcomes 2 New Knight-Hennessy Scholars to PhD Program

May 2022

The new Knight-Hennessy Scholars are both working toward improving health equity here at home and around the world.

Missed diagnoses: Study highlights the importance of physician skills in health care

May 2022

Research by David Chan and Matthew Gentzkow points to how much diagnostic skills matter in patient care and how policies to boost skills can improve health care efficiency.

Health Policy PhD Candidate Vincent Jappah Overcomes Childhood Amid Civil War Through His Determination To Get an Education

May 2022

From education in displaced persons camps to working on his PhD at Stanford Health Policy, Vincent Jappah is applying his childhood experiences during the civil war in his native Liberia toward a...

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

kp Kaylynn Purdy, MD Master's Student, Health Policy
Donya Nasser, master's student at Stanford Department of Health Policy Donya Nasser Master's Student, Health Policy
paidamoyo Paidamoyo Chapfuwa Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, SHP
default people 100x120 Han Bai Master's Student, Health Policy
Valerie Peicher Stanford Valerie Peicher Master's Student, Health Policy
Robin Kamal Stanford Health Policy Robin Kamal Master's Student, Health Policy
Tom Handley Stanford Health Policy Tom Handley Master's Student, Health Policy
Rajasingh Charlotte Rajasingh Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, SHP, Master's Student, Health Policy
Humber Marika Humber Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SHP
Tisdale Rebecca Tisdale Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SHP
Olsen Griffin Olsen Intermountain Fellow
Ho Vivian Ho Intermountain Fellow