x

Error message

An illegal choice has been detected. Please contact the site administrator.

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

“Fighting Like a Lion for Serbia”: An Analysis of Government-Linked Influence Operations in Serbia

April 2020

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPEROn March 26, 2020 Twitter announced a takedown of accounts targeting Ser- bian Twitter users.

Blame it on Iran, Qatar, and Turkey: An analysis of a Twitter and Facebook operation linked to Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia

April 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORTIn December 2019, the Stanford Internet Observatory alerted Twitter to anoma- lous behavior in the hashtag السراج خائن ليبيا (“Sarraj the traitor of Libya”); Fayez al-Sarraj is...

“The World is Swimming in a Sea of Rumors”: Influence Operations Associated with El Fagr Newspaper (Egypt)

April 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORTOn April 2, 2020 Twitter announced the takedown of a collection of data sets attributed to state influence operations in several countries.

News

Digital Street Conflict

June 2020

A survey of spam, state and covert activities in the U.S. during domestic unrest.

An Investigation into Domestic Nigerian Social Media Financial Scams

June 2020

We identify hundreds of scam social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok targeting individuals in Nigeria. These accounts post on compromised accounts claiming to...

The Executive Order on Platforms and Online Speech

June 2020

On May 28th, President Trump signed an executive order threatening to revoke CDA 230 protections, which would expose social media companies to increased liability for content that is posted on their...

Events

Cyber Policy Center Online Series | Patterns of and Potential Solutions to Disinformation Sharing, Under COVID-19 and Beyond

June 1, 2020

 REGISTER Join Cyber Policy Center, June 17rd at 10am Pacific Time for Patterns of and Potential Solutions to Disinformation Sharing, Under COVID-19 and Beyond, with Josh Tucker, David Lazer and...

The Executive Order on Platforms and Online Speech: Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center Responds

May 29, 2020

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order threatening to revoke CDA 230 protections, which would expose social media companies to increased liability for content that is posted on...

Cyber Policy Center Online Series | The Accelerated Shift to Online Retail Under Covid-19, and Risks Associated with Underlying Dynamic Pricing Technologies

May 15, 2020

Join Cyber Policy Center, June 3rd at 10am PST for The Accelerated Shift to Online Retail Under Covid-19, and Risks Associated with Underlying Dynamic Pricing Technologies with Christo Wilson at...

People

Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Toomas Hendrik Ilves Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, GDPi Fellow, Stanford Cyber Initiative Fellow
Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Dr. 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
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution