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Jennifer Burney, PhD   Download vCard
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Energy and Environment Building - MC 4205
473 Via Ortega
Stanford CA 94305


Research Interests
Energy poverty; food security; technology and development


Former FSE postdoctoral scholar, Jennifer Burney continues to work 10% time with FSE on the solar market garden project in Benin and is assisting in FSE’s project on rural development and health at the food-water nexus in Kenya. She shares a joint appointment at University of California, San Diego as an assistant professor of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Burney is a physicist by training whose research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change. Her current interests center on the creation, implementation, and rigorous evaluation of technologies that impact human health and welfare. Jen earned her PhD in physics from Stanford. 


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Mapping underground water sources for drip irrigation could change African village life, say Stanford researchers
Burney and her colleagues' work in two northern Benin villages is an example of successful investment in smallholder irrigation. They worked with women's cooperative agricultural groups to install and measure the economic and nutritional impacts of solar-powered drip-irrigated gardens on villages in West Africa's Sudano-Sahel region.
December 5, 2011 in Stanford University News

Scripps Postdoc Named as National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Jennifer Burney, a postdoctoral researcher helping understand how changes in cooking habits could have complementary effects on climate change and public health, was named an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society.
May 26, 2011 in Scripps Oceanography News

Stanford Researchers Debunk Popular Myths
... said Jennifer Burney, lead author of a paper describing the study that will be published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
July 28, 2010 in Valley Voice

High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say Stanford researchers
... said Jennifer Burney, lead author of a paper describing the study that will be published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
June 14, 2010 in EurekAlert (press release)