Lawrence M. Wein, PhDJeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Management Science; CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member
Analyzing data stretching over four decades, Stanford researchers suggest early intervention treatments of obese children will have a surprisingly meager impact on reducing obesity-related illness in adulthood. Read more »
CISAC in the news: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 4, 2013
When it comes to feeding the world's poorest, aid organizations face the difficult choice of how to distribute food when there is not enough for all who need it. CISAC's Larry Wein and co-authors find that one approach can save lives and money. Read more »
CISAC in the news
It's one of the most frightening possible scenarios: a 10-kiloton nuclear device detonates in Washington D.C. on a weekday morning. Thousands die instantaneously. But what should the survivors do? Encouraging survivors to take shelter in a basement would save far more lives than having them hide elsewhere or attempt to flee on foot or by car, according to Lawrence Wein, a CISAC faculty member and the Jeffrey S. Skoll professor of management science. His paper on the subject, co-written with two Stanford graduate students, recently won the 2010 Best Paper award for the journal Risk Analysis. They conclude that the "government should initiate an aggressive outreach program to educate citizens and the private sector about the importance of sheltering in place in a basement for at least 12 hours after a terrorist nuclear detonation."
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Study calls for sheltering-in-place in the event of nuclear attackCISAC, FSI Stanford News
Stanford University experts, led by CISAC affiliated faculty member Lawrence Wein, have concluded that in the event of a nuclear detonation, people in large metropolitan areas are better off sheltering-in-place in basements for 12-24 hours, rather than trying to evacuate immediately, unless a lengthy warning period is provided.
CISAC Op-ed: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on April 28, 2010
Of the 15 terrorism and natural disaster scenarios used by DHS for planning purposes, the first is the most feared: Terrorists detonate a 10-kiloton improvised nuclear device at ground level in the National Mall in Washington at 10 a.m. on a weekday, Lawrence Wein writes in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Read more »