Disease

Scholarly Publications

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.

Monitoring Ethiopian Wheat Fungus with Satellite Imagery and Deep Feature Learning

August 2017

Wheat is the most important Ethiopian crop, and rust one of its greatest antagonists.

Income Shocks and HIV in Africa

June 2015

We examine how variation in local economic conditions has shaped the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

News

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...

David Lobell and Marshall Burke Talk Food Security, Human Health and the Importance of Mitigation

September 2018

When it comes to food security, health and poverty, the impacts of climate change already are evident.

New Stanford study suggests climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits

May 2018

Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N.

Projects

Rural Health & Development at the Food-Water Nexus

More than two-thirds of the population in Africa must leave their home to fetch water for drinking and domestic use.
English

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.
English

Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
English

People

Yi Zhao PhD student, Earth System Science