Health and the Environment

Scholarly Publications

How to Prevent and Manage Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus Outbreaks: Five Lessons from Taiwan

May 2020

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, Taiwan reported 346 confirmed cases and 73 deaths. Of all known infections, 94% were transmitted inside hospitals.

Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing

March 2020

Taiwan is 81 miles off the coast of mainland China and was expected to have the second highest number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to its proximity to and number of flights...

News

5 Questions: David Relman on Investigating Origin of Coronavirus

June 2021

Microbiologist David Relman discusses the importance of understanding how the coronavirus emerged.

Extreme heat during pregnancy could one day impact salaries of those fetuses

December 2017

There is plenty of research on how the rapid warming of the planet is going to have growing adverse impacts on global economies, health, food supplies and natural disasters.

Human health already suffers from climate change and the effects are getting worse, Stanford scholars say

February 2017

Stanford scholars across disciplines tell us what we can expect and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change on health.

Projects

Rethinking the Balance Between Future Obesity and Malnutrition with Climate Change

As India's middle class has expanded, the nation's public health concerns have shifted. Obesity rates have risen, coinciding with a surge in diabetes.
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