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Project Evaluation of mobile technology platform to enhance evidence based practice for the treatment & epidemiological surveillance for diarrheal diseases in Bangladesh :A cluster randomized controlled trial, Stanford University

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Case fatality rates from diarrhoeal disease, including cholera, can rise above the WHO accepted threshold of 1% in both endemic and non-endemic settings, even in regions of Bangladesh. One challenge to reduce the morbidity and mortality from diarrhoeal diseases is to develop desired and scalable tools to improve decision support, and to be able to more easily report diarrhoeal cases.
We hypothesize that a mobile phone based decision support tool will improve adherence to management guidelines for fluid resuscitation compared to existing methods.

Project Strengthening the Research Ecosystem for Sustainability Research in India, Stanford University

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This interdisciplinary research project is prompted by the persistent neglect of environmental sustainability by nationally and regionally sponsored agricultural research programs designed to enhance food security in India. This project goes outside the usual sources of analysis and uses feminist philosophy of science to draw lessons and build capacities for the integration of climate policy with agriculture-food development policy in India. It analyses the environmental values and conceptualisations in science, development interventions and outcomes.

Project Chlorine Disinfection Systems For Low Income Urban Areas: Bangladesh, Stanford University

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Little work has been done to explore intermediate options between promoting household point-of-use (POU) water treatment technologies (treating drinking water in the home) and expensive city-wide networked water treatment (piped water to individual households). The project addresses this technology gap by developing and evaluating low-cost, in-line chlorination systems that can reduce contamination of drinking water in low-income areas of Dhaka, Bangladesh. This project is in collaboration with Dr.

Project Rural Health and Development At the Food Water Nexus: Kenya, Civil Environmental Enginering Dept., Stanford University

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This project will explore water-nutrition-health interconnections and will serve as a stepping stone toward the development of theoretical and experimental paradigms linking water, agriculture, and health. The broad goals of the project are 1) to investigate the interactions between household productive and domestic water use, nutritional outcomes, and infectious disease, and 2) to identify local interventions and policy responses that are likely to improve overall health outcomes.

Project Media Places, Umeå University

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Collaboration with HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden, Wallenberg Network Initiative. Supports digital humanities research and postdoctoral scholar exchange with Swedish institutions.




  • Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature and, by courtesy, of German Studies