Global Health

Scholarly Publications

The Increasingly Compelling Moral Responsibilities of Life Scientists

March 2013

First paragraph of article:Many of my colleagues and fellow investigators in the life sciences were surprised in late 2011 to hear about the deliberate laboratory manipulation of highly pathogenic...

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.

How Globalization Went Bad

January 2007

The article asserts that globalization has made the world a more dangerous and less orderly place.

News

Using Genomic Data to Boost Population Health During COVID-19

March 2021

Genomic data could benefit population health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the US has to overcome several barriers before it can fully leverage this information.

COVID Cases Finally Are Falling. Experts Worry Variants Could Erase That Fast

February 2021

Coronavirus variants are spreading in the United States, threatening to spark yet a new surge. Is there a good defense? NPR health correspondent Rob Stein talks to CISAC Senior Fellow David Relman.

Stanford microbiologist stresses importance of vaccines at McNerney town hall

January 2021

Dr. David Relman, an esteemed microbiologist, kept returning to the same conclusion as he fielded questions as a guest at Rep. Jerry McNerney’s virtual town hall. No matter what your fears or...

Events

Vector-borne disease in a changing world: Insights from ecology across scales

January 5, 2017

Abstract: Globally, infectious diseases are emerging at an increasing rate. Vector-borne diseases in particular present one of the biggest threats to public health globally.

The Global Infectious Disease Threat and Dual use Pathogens

October 27, 2016

Abstract: The Federal response to dual use pathogens is being actively debated. We are at a critical juncture between free science exploration and government policy. Should science be regulated?

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health: Genome Data Sharing

March 28, 2016

Abstract: Industry, medical centers, academics and patient advocates have come together to create common standards for the representation and exchange of genomics information for both research and...

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...
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Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)