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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.

News

"Caste Aside: The Future for China's Peasants" Podcast Episode Features Scott Rozelle

February 2022

The Little Red Podcast interviewed FSI senior fellow and SCCEI co-director Scott Rozelle on their podcast to discuss whether common prosperity in China can trickle down to the countryside or not and...

China is Purging Celebrities and Tech Billionaires. But the Problem is Bigger than 'Sissy Men'

September 2021

The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these...

Old Events

The Global Landscape of In-Service Teacher Professional Development Programs: The Gap between Evidence & Practice

November 8, 2017

About the Topic: We review evidence on the characteristics of the most effective teacher professional development (PD) programs, present new data from around the world on the actual characteristics...

End Heuristics in Retrospective Voting: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment

October 2, 2017

About the Speaker: Patrick McEwan is a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College. He conducts research on education and social policy in developing countries, especially in Latin America.

Projects

PRICE Manual of Procedures

Chinese children have among the highest rates of myopia in the world.
English

Assessing & Improving the Quality of Higher Education

An International Comparative Study University attendance is increasing around the world, but are graduates learning the essential skills required to succeed in the workforce and grow the economy?...
English

Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools

 Problem Vocational high schools in China serve as an alternative to academic high school and typically provide two years of in-the-classroom training and a one-year, school-supervised, on-the-job...
English

Multimedia

Podcast: The Role of EdTech in Education

December 2019

On their podcast production, Middlebury College students Christian Poulsen and Frederick Mosier interview Professor Scott Rozelle on the role of educational technology in rural China.

Healthy Future: Breastfeeding Tutorial in Chinese

April 2019

Video Production Credit: Digital MEdIC Program of the Center for Health Education and Stanford Medicine, Stanford University This video was created by the Digital MEdIC Program and the Rural Education Action Program at Stanford University to train...

Healthy Future: Breastfeeding Tutorial in English

April 2019

Video Production Credit: Digital MEdIC Program of the Center for Health Education and Stanford Medicine, Stanford University This video was created by the Digital MEdIC Program at Stanford University as part of a series of videos that highlight...

People

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