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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An Integrated Approach to Adolescent and Young Adult Health

July 1, 2018

Organizers: Stanford Prevention Research Center and Peking University Institute of Child and Adolescent HealthChina’s extraordinary economic growth has fostered numerous social changes that...

Forum on Regulatory Science and Biomedical Innovations

May 27, 2018

Over the last decade, significant strides have been made in medical research, which leads to great improvement in human health.

Neuronal Intrinsic Signaling for Neuroprotection and Axon Regeneration

December 6, 2017

Summary Axonopathy is a typical early characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases in central nervous system (CNS), which leads to axon degeneration and retrograde neuronal cell death.

The Third Annual Forum on China’s Primary Healthcare Reform and Community Medical Services

June 12, 2017

The 2017 Forum will feature a luncheon keynote address on “Primary Care in the Netherlands: Lessons for China” by Jeroen N.

Workshop of Young Leaders in Asia Health Policy -- Celebrating the First Decade of Stanford University's Asia Health Policy Program

June 12, 2017

The "Workshop of young leaders in Asia health policy" will take place at SCPKU on June 21, 2017, just prior to the annual primary care Forum.

China’s Invisible Crisis: Cognitive Delays among Rural Toddlers and the Absence of Modern Parenting

May 23, 2017

A growing body of evidence suggests that China’s schooling system, as it stands today, is unable to produce the high-skilled labor that will be needed if the nation is to avoid the middle-income...


October 13, 2016

 Professor Khosla is the recipient of multiple distinguished awards including the Arthur C.


October 11, 2016

Vast amounts of molecular data characterizing the genome, epi-genome and transcriptome are becoming available for a wide range of cancers.

Medtech Hackathon

August 24, 2016

Second Annual Final Medtech Hackathon CompetitionFour teams competing for the grand prizeRefreshments will be provided and a drawing will be held for prizes 

Non-Communicable Disease Prevention in China

July 3, 2016

Speakers: Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Preventive Medicine), Stanford UniversityJudith Prochaska, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine (Health Psychology), Stanford...

2016 Annual Forum on Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China

May 10, 2016

This forum will focus on the importance of community health services and primary health care reform in China and discuss the deepening efforts to establish a two-way referral system to help boost...

JOINJADE for CHINA SUMMIT: Building Inclusive Workplaces

March 28, 2016

  Founded in 1996, Asian Liver Center at Stanford and Peking Universities (ALC) are devoted to the elimination of transmission, stigma, and deaths associated with chronic hepatitis B and liver...

Electrical Stimulation of the Human Brain Throughout the History of Neuroscience

November 11, 2015

The brain works with electricity.

Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits Through Trans-Ethnic Analysis

September 9, 2015

Lecture in EnglishChair:  Deng Minghua, School of Mathematical Science, Peking UniversitySpeaker: Hua Tang, Associate Professor of Genetics, Courtesy Associate Professor of Statistics, Stanford...

Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China

June 18, 2015

This workshop will focus on the importance of community health services and primary health care reform in China and discuss what clinicians and policymakers are doing to improve health outcomes....


Allison Rhines SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2014