Karen Eggleston is the Director of the Asia Health Policy Program and Center Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. She is also a fellow at Stanford’s Center for Health Policy / Primary Care and Outcomes Research. A faculty member teaching in the East Asian studies program, her research focuses on comparative healthcare systems and health reform in Asia, especially China; government and market roles in the health sector; payment incentives; healthcare productivity; and the economics of the demographic transition.
Eggleston earned her PhD in public policy from Harvard University in 1999. She has an MA in economics (1995) and another in Asian studies (1992) from the University of Hawaii, and AB from Dartmouth College. She studied in China for two years, was a Fulbright scholar in Korea, and has served as consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the PRC Ministry of Finance.