Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

FSI’s researchers assess health and medicine through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics. They’re studying and influencing public health policies of local and national governments and the roles that corporations and nongovernmental organizations play in providing health care around the world. Scholars look at how governance affects citizens’ health, how children’s health care access affects the aging process and how to improve children’s health in Guatemala and rural China. They want to know what it will take for people to cook more safely and breathe more easily in developing countries.

FSI professors investigate how lifestyles affect health. What good does gardening do for older Americans? What are the benefits of eating organic food or growing genetically modified rice in China? They study cost-effectiveness by examining programs like those aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Russian prisons. Policies that impact obesity and undernutrition are examined; as are the public health implications of limiting salt in processed foods and the role of smoking among men who work in Chinese factories. FSI health research looks at sweeping domestic policies like the Affordable Care Act and the role of foreign aid in affecting the price of HIV drugs in Africa.

Scholarly Publications

Partitioning the Curve — Interstate Travel Restrictions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

August 2020

Since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis in the United States, government action taken to “flatten” the curve of disease transmission has varied dramatically among states, counties, and cities.

Estimation of global insulin use for type 2 diabetes, 2018–30: a microsimulation analysis

November 2018

Background: The amount of insulin needed to effectively treat type 2 diabetes worldwide is unknown.

The fog of development: evaluating the Millennium Villages Project

August 2018

 Shira Mitchell and colleagues' endline evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in The Lancet Global Health marks an important chapter in our understanding of Africa’s meandering path...

Other Publications

Catherine Lei CV

October 2019

The Efficiency of Slacking Off: Evidence from the Emergency Department

June 2015

Abstract:  Work schedules play an important role in utilizing labor in organizations.

Half-Baked — The Retail Promotion of Marijuana Edibles

March 2015

FSI Fellow Robert MacCoun and co-author Michelle Mello argue for regulation of marijana-infused edible products.

News

Coronavirus Could Make America’s Gun Problem Even Deadlier

June 2020

Several myths cloud public understanding of the connection between guns and suicide. Perhaps the most pernicious is the idea that people who really want to end their lives will find a way to do it,...

Preventing and Managing Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus

June 2020

SHP's Jason Wang and colleagues provide five key steps to managing infections in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic in this Journal of Hospital Medicine study, drawing on lessons from...

Launch of New Modeling Framework to Investigate COVID-19

April 2020

The Stanford-CIDE Coronavirus Simulation Model — or SC-COSMO — incorporates realistic demography and patterns to investigate resource planning and policy evaluations for diverse populations and...

Events

Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium

April 22, 2020

Visit the Symposium PageDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have indefinitely postponed the April 22 Symposium. Advisory on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)In accordance with university guidelines, if you...

Research In Progress: Jay Bhattacharya - Value Based Purchasing for Physician Services

January 7, 2020

Title: Value Based Purchasing for Physician Services Dr.

Research in Progress: Eran Bendavid - Ashes to Ashes: Mortality Effects of Saharan Dust and California Wildfires

December 17, 2019

Eran Bendavid, MD, MSAssociate Professor of Medicine Eran Bendavid is an infectious diseases physician, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and 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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Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan

This project adapts the Future Elderly Model (FEM), a demographic and economic Markov microsimulation model that projects the health conditions and functional status of an elderly population, to...
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Multimedia

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

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