Disease

Scholarly Publications

Can the Nation Afford a Senior Citizen As President? The Age Factor in the 1996 Election and Beyond

April 1997

Disabling illness has been widely observed among national leaders. This is hardly unexpected because many of them govern at an age when there is a high incidence of debilitating disease.

Modeling the Incubation Period of Inhalational Anthrax

July 2008

Ever since the pioneering work of Philip Sartwell, the incubation period distribution for infectious diseases is most often modeled using a lognormal distribution.

Can the Twenty-fifth Amendment Deal with a Disabled President? Preventing Future White House Cover-ups

March 1999

The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution evolved as a response to the need to relieve a sick and disabled president fromthe responsibilities of office, in the best interests of both the sick...

Other Publications

More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, A

December 2004

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan created the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in September 2003 with SIIS and CISAC senior fellow Stephen J.

Biological Security in a Changed World

September 2001

The horrifying events of 11 September 2001 serve notice that civilization will confront severe challenges in the twenty-first century.

Microbe Warfare Hides the Enemy

August 2001

STANFORD, Calif.- For the past seven years, the United States has been negotiating a verification protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, hoping to put teeth into the convention's...

News

Face facts: New York Times op-ed by CISAC's Lawrence Wein

December 2006

"Pandemic influenza is probably the world's most serious near-term public health threat," CISAC's Lawrence M.

Roundtable Forum - Anxious Times: Seeing Beyond a World of Perpetual Threats

September 2006

Stanford President John Hennessy hosted a timely and important Reunion Homecoming roundtable examining "Anxious Times: Seeing Beyond a World of Perpetual Threats," on October 14.

Events

International Disease Surveillance and Global Security

May 11, 2001

Professor Joshua Lederberg, a research geneticist, is Sackler Foundation Scholar, President-emeritus at The Rockefeller University in New York, and a consulting professor of the Institute for...

Effective Policies to Control BSE (Mad Cow Disease)

June 7, 2005

Cellular prion protein (PrPC) is present in the healthy adult brain. It is a presumably essential membrane protein but its cellular function is unclear.

Projects

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
English

People

David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Paul Jackson Paul J. Jackson Affiliate