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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

Al Qaeda’s Leader Is Old, Bumbling—and a Terrorist Mastermind

September 2020

Nineteen years after 9/11, al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has yet to achieve the household notoriety evoked by his immediate predecessor, Osama bin Laden.

Can China’s Military Win the Tech War?

July 2020

As the Chinese government has set out to harness the growing strength of the Chinese technology sector to bolster its military, policymakers in the United States have reacted with mounting alarm.

News

Scott Sagan to Co-Lead Center for International Security and Cooperation

July 2021

Sagan, an expert on nuclear strategy and the ethics of war, will direct the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Force: Fear and Interest in the Face of Political Change

July 2021

In a new report for the Latin American Program, CISAC Interim Co-Director Harold Trinkunas explains the role of the armed forces in Venezuela’s current regime and why they have thus far resisted...

Pandemic among the unvaccinated, CDC says

July 2021

As the number of COVID infections increase, Dr. Dean Winslow advocates for vaccinations. "Being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones," he tells KRON4.

Events

APSIA Online Graduate School Fair

July 16, 2021

Please join our partners at APSIA for their 2021 online grad school fair.

Book Talk: Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

January 19, 2021

REGISTER HERE An assessment of Russia that suggests that we should look beyond traditional means of power to understand its strength and capacity to disrupt international politics.

Russia's Challenge to the West:  The Perspective from Berlin

October 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/7uGcI3qswDw   About the Event: As relations between the West and Russia have sharply deteriorated in recent years, Germany has taken a leading role in shaping...

Projects

Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
English

European Security Initiative

The CISAC European Security Initiative features speakers addressing the challenges that a more assertive Russia presents to the European security order; Europe's ability to meet and defend against...
English

Environmental

English

Multimedia

2016 Drell Lecture: William J. Perry - A National Security Walk Around the World

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency, and Contradictions: America's Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

July 2015

Former Ambassador to the U.S. and Karl Eikenberry speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29, 2015 and reflects on lessons learned from interventions into unstable nations.

People

U.S. soldier posing for picture Dean L. Winslow Senior Fellow, courtesy Professor, Medicine
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Interim Co-director, Senior Research Scholar
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology