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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.

Other Publications

SCCEI 2021 Annual Report

At SCCEI, we aim to shed some light on what actually is happening in China, and exactly how these happenings might affect the rest of the world. 2021 was an active and busy year for our team. Take...

Tracking China's Economic Path

Stanford scholars are setting and expanding research agendas to analyze China’s economic development and its impact on the world. The newly launched Stanford Center on China’s Economy and...

News

Scholars Gather to Analyze Causes, Prospects, and Challenges of China’s Common Prosperity Program

May 2022

SCCEI joins forces with the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) to convene private roundtables comprised of social science experts who conduct data-intensive research into timely issues confronting...

U.S.-China Relations in the Age of Uncertainty, a Conversation with Yasheng Huang

April 2022

MIT professor Yasheng Huang joined SCCEI for a conversation on the fundamentals of U.S.-China relations and shared his thoughts on how the U.S. can disrupt current bilateral tension and advocated for...

New Books Network Podcast: "Invisible China" with Author Scott Rozelle and Host Peter Lorentzen

March 2022

Scott Rozelle joins Peter Lorentzen on this podcast episode discussing Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell's new book, Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise.

Old Events

2021 Forum | Stanford China Economic Forum

September 23, 2021

2021 Forum   Friday, November 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time | Online Saturday, November 13, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

August 26, 2021

Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions hosted the 2021 Dr.

Integrating Nature into Policy & Finance for Transformation in China with Professor Ouyang Zhiyun

March 24, 2021

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 4:00-5:15 pm Pacific Time Integrating Nature into Policy & Finance for Transformation in China In response to escalating ecosystem degradation, China has avowed to...

People

a man Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow Associate Professor
Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI
ma yue headshot Yue Ma Research Scholar
huan wang stanford 1 Huan Wang Research Scholar
scott rozelle new headshot Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship, Co-director, SCCEI
Tong Wu headshot. Tong Wu Research Scholar
Dr. Tong Liu Tong Liu Postdoctoral Scholar
Dr. Wei Yan Wei Yan Postdoctoral Scholar
Headshot of Dr. Yiwei Qian Yiwei Qian Postdoctoral Scholar
Headshot of Dr. Dorien Emmers. Dorien Emmers Postdoctoral Scholar
hao xue pic2 Hao Xue Postdoctoral Research Scholar, REAP
nathan congdon wideshot Nathan Congdon Professor, Queen's University Belfast