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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

Federal and Private Roles in the Development and Provision of Alglucerase Therapy for Gaucher Disease

October 1992

The effort to discover and develop new pharmaceuticals is a risky and costly enterprise.

Testimony on Cholesterol

December 1989

Cholesterol Education Program: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First...

Survey of Research on the Impacts of Pesticides on Agricultural Workers and the Rural Environment

December 1989

Most pesticide illnesses go untreated. Many are nor serious enough to require medical attention, others are not treated because agricultural workers lack access to health care.

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

Causes and Consequences of Indoor Air Pollution: An Experimental Investigation in Bangladesh

Project background:The leading killer of children worldwide in 2004 was acute respiratory infections, accounting for 22 percent of all communicable child deaths.
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Exploration-Exploitation and Age

Decisions are made for two general purposes. A choice is determined either to obtain a desired outcome or to gather new information about other (perhaps more desirable) novel actions.
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Stress, Genes, and Decision-Making in Older Adults

Immunosenescence, the age-related decline of the immune system, may be affected by environmental or psychological stressors which, combined with endocrinosenescence, may accelerate the decline of...
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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