Public Health

Scholarly Publications

Biological Terrorism and Public Health

April 2001

A biological terrorist attack probably would first be detected by doctors or other health-care workers.

Accidental Nuclear War: A Post-Cold War Assessment

December 1998

Background: In the 1980s, many medical organizations identified the prevention of nuclear war as one of the medical profession's most important goals.

Edge of Disaster, The: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

February 2007

We have learned little from the cataclysms of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina. When it comes to catastrophe, America is living on borrowed time--and squandering it.

Other Publications

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...

Censoring Science Won't Make Us Any Safer

June 2005

In 1920, the Irish Republican Army reportedly considered a terrifying new weapon: typhoid-contaminated milk.

News

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to be appointed to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

July 2010

President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Cuellar, an expert on federal regulatory policy, public safety, and international security, to the independent agency of the United States...

Stanford-UN collaboration rethinks refugee communities

October 2012

The UNHCR has called on CISAC's security experts to collaborate on a project to better protect and support the more than 42 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide....

Events

Agent Orange: The Toxic Trail

November 1, 2007

Jeanne Mager Stellman (speaker) has just recently joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn N.Y as Professor and Director of the...

The Antiplague System of the Former Soviet Union

October 18, 2005

The USSR's anti-plague system had four main responsibilities: monitor natural foci of endemic dread diseases such as plague, tularemia, anthrax, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever; protect the...

People

Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology