Health

Scholarly Publications

The Changing Risk and Burden of Wildfire in the US

June 2020

Recent dramatic and deadly increases in global wildfire activity have increased attention on the causes of wildfires, their consequences, and how risk from fire might be mitigated.

Habitat fragmentation, livelihood behaviors, and contact between people and nonhuman primates in Africa

April 2020

Deforestation and landscape fragmentation have been identified as processes enabling direct transmission of zoonotic infections.

News

Wildfire smoke exposure during pregnancy increases preterm birth risk, Stanford study finds

August 2021

Smoke from wildfires may have contributed to thousands of additional premature births in California between 2007 and 2012. The findings underscore the value of reducing the risk of big, extreme...

COVID-19 Could Exacerbate Food Insecurity Around the World, Stanford Expert Warns

May 2020

COVID-19 and other looming threats could make it much harder for people to access food. David Lobell, director of Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, outlines likely scenarios and...

Multimedia

Researchers show effects of dust on infant mortality in Africa

June 2020

From analyzing dust concentrations in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and millions of birth outcomes, researchers find that small increases in dust lead to large increases in infant mortality.

People

headshot Hemant Pullabhotla Postdoctoral Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Department of Earth System Science
Headshot Mustafa Zahid Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment