International Relations

International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

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Study Shows Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Statin-Associated Muscle Pain

November 2022

Statin-associated muscle symptoms are common and may lead to discontinuation of indicated statin therapy. So cardiologist Mark Hlatky and colleagues conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled, double...

Who is a Slave? Health of Children at Risk Based on Inequity, Social Acceptance of Servitude

November 2022

A new article co-authored by Health Policy PhD candidate Vincent Jappah reveals that the modern drivers of child servitude in Liberia are largely social vulnerability and cultural acceptance of the...

Older Men Who Live Alone at Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

November 2022

New research shows that older men who live alone are at greater risk of managing chronic conditions and medications —a social conundrum that could lead to higher levels of cardiovascular disease.

Physicians or Nurse Practitioners: Evidence From the Emergency Department

November 2022

In this National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, Stanford Health Policy's David Chan and Yiqun Chen consider the productivity of emergency room physicians vs. nurse practitioners.

Stanford Medicine-led study aims to ‘STOP’ sexual harassment in biomedical research

November 2022

The NIH is funding a Stanford Medicine-led study, "Sexual harassment Training Of Principal investigators," or STOP. Through virtual, multimodal trainings that incorporate interactive gaming...

Screening for Depression at Home Is a Promising Strategy

October 2022

A new study by PhD student Melissa Franco finds that screening for depression via patient portals offers hope for wider detection.

Medical Malpractice Law — Doctrine and Dynamics

October 2022

David Studdert, a professor of health policy and professor of law, writes in this New England Journal of Medicine commentary that while clinicians face the specter of medical malpractice lawsuits,...

Protection Against Omicron from Vaccination and Previous Infection

October 2022

Research using data from residents and staff in the California prison systems show that vaccinations offer good protection against infection with Omicron, even among patients who had previous...

Stanford Program Empowers Next Generation of Public Health Experts

October 2022

The School of Medicine's AHEaD program provides training and experience in population health research for college students who are from underrepresented and historically excluded groups in the...

Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award

October 2022

The five year, $5.5 million award will be used by Rose — an associate professor of health policy — to develop a framework to investigate the social impacts of algorithms on health care.

5 Questions for Eran Bendavid on Global Food Insecurity

October 2022

The Center for Innovation in Global Health speaks with Bendavid about which populations are most vulnerable to malnutrition and food insecurity driven by poverty, climate change, and natural...

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...

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