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.

Recent Events

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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...

Research in Progress: Anna Heath - Designing Clinical Research to Support Decision-Making: A Comparison of Methods for Value of Information

November 25, 2019

Title: Designing Clinical Research to Support Decision-Making: A Comparison of Methods for Value of InformationDr.

Research in Progress: Michelle Mello & David Studdert: Why Do Data-Use Agreements Take So Long? A Study of Top-50 Research Universities

November 25, 2019

Title: Why Do Data-Use Agreements Take So Long? A Study of Top-50 Research Universities Dr. Michelle M.

Research in Progress: Kyu Lee & Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert (Advisor)

October 16, 2019

Age- and Time-trend in heavy drinking among Chinese Men: Modeling ApproachKyu Lee, MSPre-Doctoral Student, Stanford Health PolicyAdvisor: Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhDKyueun is a PhD student in the...

Research in Progress: Maria Polyakova & Victoria Udalova of the U.S. Census Bureau: What is the Financial Return to Being a Physician?

October 16, 2019

Maria Polyakova, PhDAssistant Professor of Health Research and PolicyMaria Polyakova, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Research in Progress: David Studdert

September 24, 2019

The Longitudinal Study of Handgun Ownership and Transfer (LongSHOT)David Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPHProfessor of MedicineProfessor of LawStanford UniversityThe prevalence of civilian-owned guns in the...

Research in Progress: Gillian Sanders-Schmidler

April 12, 2019

Evidence-Based Decision Making for Patients, Providers, and Policymakers in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac DeathGillian Sanders-Schmidler, PhDProfessor of MedicineDuke Clinical Research Institute...

Conversations in Global Health: Providing Healthcare in Conflict Zones with Dr. Tom Catena

January 31, 2019

Conversations in Global Health: Providing Healthcare in Conflict ZonesDr.

Research in Progress: Aging in America with Jack Rowe

January 15, 2019

Aging in AmericaAbstract: The Aging Society Index, a multidimensional measure of the status of older persons and the degree to which their societal context facilitates successful aging,  has thus...

Research in Progress: The Effects of U.S. School Shootings on Children's Antidepressant Use with Maya Rossin-Slater

December 5, 2018

The Effects of U.S. School Shootings on Children’s Antidepressant UseMore than 220,000 American students have experienced a school shooting since the 1998 Columbine High massacre.

Research in Progress: Global Mortality Due to Poor-Quality Health Care with Joshua Salomon

October 24, 2018

Joshua Salomon, PhDProfessor of MedicineStanford UniversityJoshua Salomon is a Professor of Medicine and a core faculty member in the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and...

Research in Progress: User-Generated Ratings in Healthcare-Evidence from Yelp with Yiwei Chen

August 28, 2018

User-Generated Ratings in Healthcare-Evidence from YelpYiwei ChenAdvisor: Kate BundorfAbstract: It is controversial whether user-generated physician ratings from online sources improve healthcare...

RIP: The Effect on Healthcare Costs of Treating Comorbid Depressive Disorder with Chronic Disease with Robert Kaplan

April 3, 2018

The Effect on Healthcare Costs of Treating Comorbid Depressive Disorder with Chronic DiseaseObjective: Does the cost of treating depressive disorder comorbidity inflate the cost of treating other...

RIP: Moving Precision Medicine into Clinical Care and Health Policies with Kathryn Phillips

April 3, 2018

Moving Precision Medicine into Clinical Care and Health Policies: UCSF, Stanford, and BeyondPrecision medicine has evolved from a distant promise to reality, with many genomic tests now used in...

RIP: Changes in Clinical Practice Among Physicians with Legal Problems with David Studdert

April 3, 2018

Changes in Clinical Practice Among Physicians with Legal ProblemsDavid Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH with Co-Authors Michelle Mello, PhD, JD & Matthew Spittal, PhDRecent evidence indicates that a...

2nd Annual PCHA-UHA Conference

March 1, 2018

2nd Annual Conference PCHA-UHA Research & Learning Collaborative:Practice-Based Research and Learning Networks Across the Life CourseClick Here to RegisterPlease join us for the 2nd Annual PCHA...

The New Barbarianism

February 23, 2018

The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health invites you to a private screening of The New Barbarianism followed by a panel discussion with the film's executive producer and director Stephen...

RIP: Follow-up and Prevention of Preterm Birth Using a Mobile Strategy

February 2, 2018

"Follow-up and Prevention of Preterm Birth Using a Mobile Strategy " Preterm birth (PTB), delivery prior to 37-week gestation, accounts for 35% of infant deaths in the first year of life [minority...

RIP: Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

January 19, 2018

"Accuracy of Time Measures Used to Value Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule" The American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has been called ...

RIP: Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Report

January 16, 2018

This event has reached capacity.  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Adreana at pinuelas@stanford.edu. "Making Prescription Drugs Affordable: The National Academies of...

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