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.

Recent News

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Impacts Health Policy

September 2022

Michelle Mello — a professor of heath policy and law — attended the Sept. 13 gathering at the White House to celebrate the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act 2022. She was invited for her...

Private Equity Investment in Nursing Homes: Increasing Profits at the Cost of Human Life

September 2022

When private equity buys nursing homes, death rates go up by 10 percent. Yasmin Rafiei halted her studies at Stanford School of Medicine to investigate.

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...

Protecting Reproductive Health Information after Fall of Roe v. Wade

June 2022

Michelle Mello writes that the overturning of Roe v. Wade — ending federal protection over a woman's right to an abortion — could also expose her personal health data in court.

Preparing US Quarantine Stations for the Next Pandemic

June 2022

Stanford Medicine's Jason Wang and Michele Barry sit on an expert committee of the National Academies examining ways the CDC's national quarantine network can better prepare for the next...

Investigation Into the ‘Dirty List’ of Slave Labor in Brazil Focus of Prize-Winning Thesis

June 2022

Maria Clara Rodrigues worked with SHP's Grant Miller at the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab to uncover ways in which politically connected predators of human trafficking often avoid...

The Lasting Impact of School Shootings on Those Who Survive Them

May 2022

Maya Rossin-Slater and colleagues write in The Conversation that their research shows survivors of school shootings like the one in Uvalde, Texas, suffer long-term health, economic and financial...

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...

How Has Africa Largely Evaded the COVID-19 Pandemic?

April 2022

SHP master's student Tofunmi Omiye looked at why so few Africans have been hit by the coronavirus compared to the rest of the world. He recently presented this conundrum at Stanford’s 8th Annual...

Does Free Speech Protect COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation?

April 2022

While some might say making or spreading known false statements related to the COVID-19 vaccine should be criminalized, the First Amendment, which guarantees free speech, continues to provide...

Education Level Will Widen Disparity in Health Outcomes of the Future Elderly Population, New Study Projects

April 2022

In the first study to compare the progression of educational disparities in disability across two rapidly aging Asian societies, APARC coauthors Cynthia Chen and Karen Eggleston project that from...

Californians Living with Handgun Owners Twice as Likely to Die by Homicide

April 2022

In the largest cohort study of its kind, research led by SHP's David Studdert and Yifan Zhang shows that people living with handgun owners are significantly more likely to die by homicide...

Pursuing Equity in Pharmacology for Black Patients

March 2022

Our recent Health Equity Lecture was given Dr. Utibe Essien, who is on a mission to ensure patients — regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status — have access to the highest-quality...

Paul Wise in Poland to Help Child Cancer Patients Fleeing Ukraine

March 2022

SHP's Paul Wise returns from Poland where he was helping coordinate the evacuation of child cancer patients from Ukraine in an effort to get them to appropriate medical care facilities in other...

A Commentary on Countering Faulty Science Wins Award

March 2022

Michelle Mello and Stanford colleagues win an annual award by the ABIM Foundation for a commentary that argued academics have an obligation to speak out against medical views that are contrary to...

CA Prison Staff Have Lower Vaccine Rates Than Those They Oversee

March 2022

Prisons and jails are high-risk environments for the spread of COVID-19, but many California prison staff are declining to be vaccinated even as new variants threaten another U.S. surge.

Adversity and Opportunity—The Pandemic’s Paradoxical Effect on Child Health and Well-Being

March 2022

In this JAMA Pediatrics commentary, Paul Wise and Lisa Chamberlain write the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered emergency policy responses that have cut through years of muddled inaction on issues...

The Real Benefits of Paid Family Leave

March 2022

Paid family leave is not a “silver bullet” for advancing gender equity in the workplace, says Maya Rossin-Slater, but it is beneficial for family health and well-being outcomes, particularly infant...

U.S. Public Health Law — Foundations and Emerging Shifts

February 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on the complex and sometimes conflicting relationship between individual rights and public health protection.

SHP Profs Weave Pandemic into Their Bing Overseas Classes

February 2022

Stanford Health Policy's Mark Hlatky and Loren Baker spent the Fall term teaching Stanford students in Florence and Paris. They tell us how they weaved COVID into their classes — and what it was...

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