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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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June 19th, 2014

Asia experts gather in Beijing for urbanization summit

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP, SCP, SCPKU News

Leading scholars and policy specialists convened at the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) in Beijing on May 25 to examine urbanization, a process that is expected to dramatically impact the Asia-Pacific region into the foreseeable future. The conference was co-organized by Shorenstein APARC and China's National Development and Reform Commission. Read more »



April 29th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Karen Eggleston

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP News

In conversation with Shorenstein APARC, Karen Eggleston, center fellow and director of the Asia Health Policy Program, reflects on her initial draw to Asian studies and eventual focus on comparative Asia health policy. She also shares perspectives on health reform in China and demographic change across East Asia, and talks about related upcoming activities. Read more »



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. +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 »




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US Assisted Living Model To Be Tried In China
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