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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

Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?

September 2019

Excerpt from: "Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?"  Lawfare. July 11, 2018. Online.

The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance

September 2019

In these early days of the regulatory renaissance for digital technologies, China, Europe, and the United States are competing over whose image will be most reflected in market-defining rules and...

CNN Perspective: Our lax cybersecurity policies put our elections and our data at risk

July 2019

Our national discussions about cybersecurity and privacy follow a frustrating pattern: a headline-grabbing incident like the recent Capital One breach occurs, Congress wrings its hands and...

News

Libya: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Scene Setter

October 2019

Political contextLibya has seen continuing violence for several years, with rebel General Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, controlling large swaths of the country and...

Kosovo Blue Lives Takedown

September 2019

In the course of assisting reporter Judd Legum of Popular Information on an investigation into a Ukraine-based network of Facebook Pages (recently taken down), SIO researchers uncovered a similar...

Should We Be Worried About Election Interference in 2020? Probably, says Facebook’s Former Chief Security Officer

September 2019

Alex Stamos is “extremely worried” that the upcoming U.S.

Events

CPC Lunch Seminar Series: Platforms, Speech and Governance

October 22, 2019

Abstract:Facebook recently announced its own version of the Supreme Court: a 40-member board that will make final decisions about user posts that Facebook has taken down.

CPC Lunch Seminar Series | Disinformation as Collaborative Work: The Disinformation Campaign Against the White Helmets

October 22, 2019

Abstract:This talk describes the disinformation campaign targeting the Syria Civil Defense (or “White Helmets”), a humanitarian response group that works in rebel held areas of Syria.

CPC Lunch Seminar Series | Cybersecurity Futures: Tempering the Dystopia

October 22, 2019

Abstract:Predicting the future is a fool's errand. Or is it?

People

Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Toomas Ilves Toomas Hendrik Ilves Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, GDPi Fellow, Stanford Cyber Initiative Fellow
Harold Trinkunas Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution