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Senior Fellow | Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Karen Eggleston

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Karen Eggleston is a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, the director of the Stanford Asia Health Policy Program, and the deputy director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at FSI. She is also a fellow with the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University School of Medicine and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Eggleston earned her PhD in public policy from Harvard University, MA degrees in economics and Asian studies from the University of Hawaii, and a BA in Asian studies from Dartmouth College. She studied in China for two years and was a Fulbright scholar in Korea. 

Eggleston’s research focuses on government and market roles in the health sector, Asian health policy, healthcare productivity, and the economics of the demographic transition. She served on the Strategic Technical Advisory Committee for the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the WHO regarding health system reforms in the PRC.

Government and Institutions
Health
Gender and Equity