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Scholarly Publications

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it: Communicating Nipah virus prevention messages during an outbreak in Bangladesh

August 2016

BackgroundDuring a fatal Nipah virus (NiV) outbreak in Bangladesh, residents rejected biomedical explanations of NiV transmission and treatment and lost trust in the public healthcare system.

Why highly polluting methods are used to manufacture bricks in Bangladesh

October 2015

Abstract:Brick kilns in Bangladesh use inefficient coal burning technology that generates substantial air pollution.

Differences in Field Effectiveness and Adoption between a Novel Automated Chlorination System and Household Manual Chlorination of Drinking Water in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Randomized Controlled Trial

March 2015

The number of people served by networked systems that supply intermittent and contaminated drinking water is increasing.

Other Publications

Burden of Proof: The Hib Vaccine in Bangladesh

October 2015

This case is focused on the decision whether to fund a comprehensive Hib vaccination program in Bangladesh in 2007.

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, spring 2006 issue

April 2006

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter, which covers news from the winter 2006 quarter, includes articles about: a comprehensive review of worldwide anthrax cases from 1900 to 2005,...

News

Stanford Global Development and Poverty initiative awards $4.6 million for research aimed at alleviating poverty

June 2014

Fourteen Stanford researchers addressing global poverty through a range of academic disciplines are receiving the money from the university-wide Global Development and Poverty initiative.

FSI Implementation Lab puts focus on international policy in practice

March 2014

FSI's new International Policy Implementation Lab will support a project led by CISAC political scientist Scott Sagan that uses online polling to better gauge the public’s tolerance for the use of...

Events

Is Nipah virus a threat to global security?

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Nipah virus lives in large fruit bats in South and Southeast Asia. When people become infected with Nipah virus over half of them die.

Is There an Emerging Crisis of Democracy?

April 3, 2014

  Abstract: Political polarization has paralyzed the functioning of democracy in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, where students have recently occupied the parliament building.

A Novel Approach to Crowdsource: the Detection and Management of Large-scale Cholera Outbreaks

January 17, 2014

AbstractDiarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death for children under five years of age, globally.

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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Reducing the risk of Nipah virus transmission in Bangladesh

Nipah virus commonly infects large fruit bats in South and Southeast Asia.
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Lead Contaminated Topsoil and Food in Rural Bangladesh

Human exposure to lead in the environment causes irreversible impairment of intellectual function.
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People

Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)