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Guatemala Rural Child Health and Nutrition Program

The primary goal of the Guatemala Rural Child Health and Nutrition Program is to use the capacities of Stanford University to save young children’s lives in Guatemala and other areas of the world...

The Health Effects of Air Pollution: Evidence from Forest Fires

This study examined the link between exposure to particulate matter—a form of air pollution in which fine particles are suspended in the air—and adverse health outcomes for the elderly, who are...

Systematic Review: The Health Benefits and Harms of Gardening Among the Elderly

This meta-analysis evaluated the extent to which gardening among elderly adults is associated with specific health outcomes, including exercise capacity, body weight, serum lipids, fasting serum...

Increasing Physical Activity Among the Elderly: A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Pedometers

This study was the first to synthesize quantitatively the literature on the effectiveness of pedometers to change physical activity and health outcomes among the elderly.  Preliminary results were...

Health Insurance among the Elderly in Colombia

Relative to other age groups, the elderly are disproportionately likely to become seriously ill and to face burdensome medical expenditures.  Many middle-income countries like Colombia have begun...

Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies

Project GoalTo create and apply a methodology for the review of quality improvement implementation strategies -- approaches to closing the "quality gap" between ideal and actual care -- in national...

Economic and Health Outcomes of Different Stress Testing Strategies following Myocardial Infarction

This study will evaluate various stress testing strategies in elderly patients following myocardial infarction.

Global Analysis of Technological Change in Health Care (TECH)

The TECH project is an international collaboration aimed at understanding patterns of technology adoption and diffusion of medical care and the effects of these patterns on patient outcomes.


Benjamin Priestley of Stanford Health Policy Ben Priestley Director of Finance & Administration