Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage: Public Health

Breastfeeding row: Trump says poor mothers need milk formula, but experts don’t swallow it »

July 10, 2018

Dr Michele Barry discusses comments on breastfeeding made by President Trump.

South China Morning Post

Trumps weighs in on breastfeeding debate, defends formula »

July 9, 2018

Dr. Michele Barry discusses the necessity of breastfeeding in environments where malnutrition and poverty play a role.

By AFP, Daily Mail

Rural pregnant women in Bangladesh exposed to lead poisoning »

June 22, 2018

Study by Stephen Luby is mentioned.

By Manzur H Maswood, New Age Bangladesh

Coverage: Q&A with Stanford epidemiologist and Nipah expert Stephen Luby on New Virus Outbreak  »

May 25, 2018

A recent outbreak of Nipah in South India has renewed interest in the virus, which has a mortality rate of up to 70 percent and has no vaccine or cure. Stephen Luby explains risk factors and potential interventions.

China has a tapeworm problem, and it’s reinforcing the poverty cycle, study finds »

May 17, 2018

John Openshaw lead authors a study looking into tapeworm infections in primary schoolchildren in rural mountainous areas.

By Zhuang Pinghui, South China Morning Post

Coverage: New Stanford Study Looks into Tapeworm Infection within Schools in China »

May 11, 2018

Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A new study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions...

Can sanitation reduce stunting? »

February 15, 2018

Stephen Luby new study on growth and sanitation is mentioned.

By Priyanka Pulla, The Hindu

Radically cleaner environment may be essential to cut childhood stunting »

February 6, 2018

Stephen Luby study on childhood growth and development is mentioned.

By International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Relief Web

Link between sanitation, stunting questioned »

February 2, 2018

Stephen Luby's study on WASH interventions is mentioned.

By Priyanka Pulla, The Hindu

Not just Zika: Other mosquito-borne viruses may cause birth defects, study suggests »

January 31, 2018

A new study by Dr. Desiree LaBeaud looks into how viruses similar to the Zika virus can cause birth defects.

By Andrew Joseph, Stat News

New campuswide initiative to address Syrian refugee crisis »

January 25, 2018

Michele Barry discusses the importance university action is in respond to the large and growing number of Syrian refugees.

Stanford Medicine News

Jenna Davis on Why Policy Reform Can Do More for Clean Water Access Than Technology »

January 2, 2018

Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow Jenna Davis explains why cleaning up water sources could have measurable impacts on the economy of cities and countries.

By Alex Rogala, World Resources Institute

Calif. city with water on 3 sides faces grim future »

December 14, 2017

Katharine Mach discusses "the unevenness of climate change impacts" as sea levels risen and hit Imperial Beach, California.

By Anne C. Mulkern, Climate Wire

65 years on from the Great Smog nothing has changed. We're still choking. »

December 5, 2017

Mark Jacobson study on shifting to renewable energy and its benefits are mentioned.

By Andrew Simms, The Guardian

New UNFPA Study Outlines Inequalities In Sexual Health & Reproductive Rights Globally »

November 1, 2017

Michele Barry is quoted on women's health and rights at the recent inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference held at Stanford University.

Girl Talk HQ

Born in Bangladesh, a Brick-Making Revolution »

October 19, 2017

Research by Stephen Luby is mentioned.

Global Health Now

Researchers Aim to Clean up South Asia's Dirty Kilns »

October 18, 2017

Stephen Luby study on mapping kilns in South Asia is mentioned

Learning English

Why Paying for Nutrition Saves Money on Health Care »

October 2, 2017

Sanjay Basu is mentioned in study in the correlation between eating habits and personal health care expenditures per year.

By Hilary K. Seligman, Seth A. Berkowitz & Sanjay Basu, Time

Researchers Aim to Clean Up South Asia's Dirty Brick Kilns »

September 27, 2017

Story about major pollution challenge features work of Stanford researchers.

By Steve Baragona, Voice of America

Mapping brick kilns to improve health of people and the environment »

September 20, 2017

A teeam lead by Stephen Luby has created a way to identify brick kilns using satellite imagery

By Rachel Leslie, Stanford Medicine