Title and Credentials:
Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Sr. Fellow, Freeman Spogli Inst. for International Studies; Research Deputy Director for the Stanford Univ. Center for Innovation in Global Health; Prof. of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Steve Luby has 20 years of experience investigating enteric diseases affecting communities in low income countries. He has evaluated various intervention strategies to reduce this disease burden including conducting numerous randomized controlled trials of water treatment and handwashing promotion. His ongoing work includes 1) assessing the health impact of strategies to improve water, sanitation and hygiene with particular attention to interventions that are applicable at scale and interventions that might be effective in preventing environmental enteropathy; 2) projects to understand the process of emerging infections, especially henipaviruses and influenza viruses, and developing and evaluating interventions to reduce pandemic risk; 3) reducing the adverse environmental and health consequences of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh.