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Featured Research from Stanford University

Project Predicting dengue transmission in a changing climate to improve mosquito control, Stanford University (Depts of Biology and Pediatrics) (7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018)

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Dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and other Aedes aegypti-transmitted viruses are a major concern throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, and better mosquito control could dramatically reduce disease burden. Mosquito control is currently inefficient and poorly targeted in part because of a general lack of mosquito surveillance data in most places. Understanding the links between climate, mosquito abundance, and dengue infections would promote a more effective allocation of costly and sometimes environmentally damaging mosquito control resources, such as insecticides.

Project Creating a Scalable Model to End Poverty: Delivery of an Integrated Childhood Development Strategy in Rural China

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Working with the Infant & Toddlers Nutrition, Health and Development Program (IT-NHDP) and the Rural Education Action Program (REAP) in China.


Shaanxi, China


  • Scott Rozelle, Helen C. Farnsworth Professor in International Agricultural Policy and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University

Project Reducing infectious disease exposure among school-aged children in developing countries: The WaSH Up! Alliance, Stanford University (July 1, 2016 - Present)

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WaSH Up! is a partnership between Sesame Street, World Vision, and Stanford University to reduce child disease and death by ensuring children have access to safe water and sanitation by practice healthy behaviors relators to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH). Sesame Workshop has worked to created a new Muppet character named Raya, a girl ambassador who promotes safe WaSH practices. Sesame Workshop with World Vision announces a commitment to roll out WaSH Up! across 15 countries in the next six years.

Project Living on the roof of the world: mechanisms underlying hypo tolerance in pikas, Stanford University (2012 - Present)

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This research investigates the mechanisms underlying species tolerance of extreme environments, focusing on pika (genus Ochotona). There are 30 pika species, each occupying a unique elevational range between 0 - 6400 m with the highest concentration of species diversity in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau region. Limited oxygen at high elevation critically stresses aerobic metabolism; however, little is known about how pikas are capable of tolerating the extreme hypoxia of their high-elevation habitat.