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Karen Eggleston, PhD

Shorenstein APARC Center Fellow, FSI; Associate, Stanford Health Policy; and Director, Asia Health Policy Program

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April 7th, 2014

Karen Eggleston provides testimony to U.S.-China Commission on China’s healthcare sector

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP News

Karen Eggleston presented to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s healthcare sector on April 3. Eggleston responded to several questions about China's health status and health system performace based on her research. Her testimony covered the changing nature of disease, demographics, market for pharmaceuticals and economic change in China. +PDF+
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October 2nd, 2013

Will Demographic Change Slow China's Rise?

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP News

China's population of 1.34 billion is now 50 percent urban, over 13 percent above age 60, and with 118 boys born for every 100 girls. For such a large population at a relatively low level of per capita income, how will aging interact with substantial gender imbalance and rapid urbanization? Read more »



May 17th, 2013

Focusing on comparative health care policy in Asia

AHPP News

Comparative, policy-oriented research aimed at improving health care and the overall quality of life across the Asia-Pacific region is at the heart of AHPP's mission and activities. Read more »



March 20th, 2013

U.S. and Asia experts seek solutions to economic aspects of aging in China and India

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP Q&A

How China and India resolve the challenge of supporting their elderly while maintaining economic advancement despite shrinking working-age cohorts will strongly shape their future and may provide valuable lessons. Karen Eggleton describes key issues in each country, and research finding presented during a recent Stanford-Harvard policy dialogue. +VIDEO+ Video available +PDF+ conference agenda available
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February 28th, 2013

Despite significant reform, gaps remain in China's health care system

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP News

Despite significant efforts to reform health care in China, says Karen Eggleston, coverage is "wide but shallow." Eggleston has written about the Chinese government's ambitious reforms.





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LUNA: Karen Eggleston is a health economist and director of the Asia Health Program at Stanford University. She says other Asian countries, like Japan and South Korea, have grappled with these issues. But this is new for China, so there is a burgeoning ...
October 11, 2011 in NPR