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Our health is inextricably linked to the environment.

The Stanford Woods Institute brings together world-class experts in medicine, engineering, ecology and other disciplines to solve complex challenges at the intersections of human health and the environment. The institute’s Program on Water, Health & Development identifies ways to improve and increase the sustainability of water supply and sanitation service delivery, while also enhancing capacity for sustainable water and wastewater management in developing countries. The Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment works with experts in public health, ecology, engineering, computer science, medicine and the social sciences to find sustainable environmental interventions for a range of diseases. We also work with the Center for Innovation in Global Health to support Stanford's focus on human and planetary health.