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Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Scholarly Publications

Practice Variation in Team Decisions: Evidence from Physicians in Training

April 2016

Abstract: What causes professionals in organizations to practice differently in similar situations?

Energy and resource efficiency as a unifying principle for human, environmental and global health

December 2013

Geographical Rural Status and Health Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Analysis of 6 Years of National United Network of Organ Sharing Data.

December 2012

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether children in rural areas have worse health than children in urban areas after liver transplantation (LT).

News

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Events

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

Projects

Efforts to clean air and improve health by modifying brick manufacturing in Bangladesh

Bricks, an essential building material in Bangladesh, are overwhelmingly manufactured in small kilns that produce low-priced bricks but generate substantial air pollution, which adversely affects...
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The role of message framing in health behavior promotion among older adults

Adherence rates to public health recommendations are low, and seem to be falling.
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Using Smartphone applications to influence daily decisions about physical activity among low income older Latino adults

This study adapted and tested Smartphone applications that had previously been tested in English to Spanish for use by Latinos.
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People

Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Mark W. Smith Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Arnold Shir Research Staff, CHP/PCOR
Chika Egemba Chika Egemba Administrative Associate, CHP/PCOR