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Stanford Woods Environmental Forum featuring Stephen Luby

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 15:30
Location: 
Bechtel Conference Room, Y2E2 Room 299
Event Sponsor: 
Woods Institute for the Environment

Dr. Stephen Luby
Research Deputy Director for the Stanford Univ. Center for Innovation in Global Health; Prof. of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stanford University

Dr. Luby is best known for his work demonstrating the impact of hand washing on disease reduction in low-income countries, characterizing the epidemiology of Nipah virus transmission in Bangladesh, and explicating the importance of unsafe injections for transmission of hepatitis C in low-income countries.

His primary research interests are in developing practical solutions to environmental problems that directly impact human health in low-income countries. His ongoing work includes 1) projects to understand the process of emerging infections, especially henipaviruses and influenza viruses, and developing and evaluating interventions to reduce pandemic risk; 2) assessing the health impact of strategies to improve water, sanitation and hygiene with particular attention to interventions that are applicable at scale; and 3) reducing the adverse environmental and health consequences of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh.

You are invited to stay for a reception following the forum.