Democracy

Scholarly Publications

The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis

December 2013

Political and economic transition is often blamed for Russia’s 40% surge in deaths between 1990 and 1994 (the “Russian Mortality Crisis”).

Efficient stockpiling and shipping policies for humanitarian relief: UNHCR's inventory challenge

December 2011

Abstract The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establishes and maintains refugee camps to meet the needs of 34.5 million people affected by disaster or war worldwide.

Other Publications

Recommendations for Modeling Disaster Responses in Public Health and Medicine: A Position Paper of the Society for Medical Decision Making

July 2009

Purpose.

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, fall 2006 issue

October 2006

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter, which covers news from the summer 2006 quarter, includes articles about: research by CHP/PCOR investigators that influenced the Centers for Disease...

News

Covid-19 Crisis: Is a Showdown Between Public Health Imperatives and Civil Liberties Inevitable?

April 2020

David Studdert addresses the tradeoff between basic liberties and societal health in the current coronavirus pandemic in a New England Journal of Medicine perspective.

The common denominator to improving health in developing countries: Democracy

March 2019

A new study led by Stanford Health Policy's Tara Templin and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes...

Stanford study shows no evidence that international health aid is wasted

May 2012

In June 2012, Stanford researchers Rajaie Batniji and Eran Bendavid retracted the research findings explained in the following article.

Events

Why the United States Spends So Much More on Health Care than Other Countries: Economic, Institutional and Political Perspectives

June 5, 2014

Abstract: The United States spends over 17 percent of GDP on health care; the next six highest countries spend over 11 percent.