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Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH

Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member; CDDRL and CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member

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September 28th, 2011

FSI to award $400,000 for new research addressing global underdevelopment

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Researchers at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies are finding ways to improve children’s health and education in rural China. They’re exploring the politics behind Russian’s public health crisis and using cell phone technology to make sure people living in one of Africa’s largest slums have access to clean drinking water. Read more »



August 10th, 2011

The lives of women in rural Guatemala

Program on Poverty and Governance in the news

Amaya Cotton-Caballero, one of the seven FSI undergraduate interns who traveled to Guatemala in July 2011, details some of her experiences in health clinics and home visits with local women, along with Professors Paul Wise and Beatriz Magaloni and Dr. Kate Leonard. Her blog entry examines how daily life stresses manifest in women's lives.




August 3rd, 2011

FSI Undergraduate Interns report from Guatemala

FSI Stanford, CDDRL, Program on Poverty and Governance News

Seven Stanford undergraduates traveled to Guatemala as FSI Research Abroad Undergraduate Interns this summer, conducting field research examining poverty, governance, and health in the rural Guatemalan highlands, alongside Professors Paul Wise and Beatriz Magaloni. From the field, they have been documenting their experiences in FSI's blog, intheworld.stanford.edu.




May 20th, 2011

Guatemala's Wise 'Doctor Pablo'

CHP/PCOR in the news: The Stanford Daily on May 17, 2011

In San Juan El Mirador, a traditional town in the highlands of Guatemala 2,500 miles from Stanford, pediatrics professor Paul Wise is working to transform the local medical scene. “Doctor Pablo,” as the locals affectionately call him, has been traveling to Guatemala for 40 years now [meeting] with doctors, policymakers and clinics from the area in an attempt to bring the tiny Guatemalan town up to Western medical standards.




November 29th, 2010

Global Underdevelopment Action Fund awards six grants to projects addressing global underdevelopment

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University has awarded six Global Underdevelopment Action Fund grants for interdisciplinary research aimed at tackling persistent problems of global underdevelopment. The projects will focus on early-stage, multidisciplinary, and policy-relevant research, and are all required to have a training component for Stanford undergraduate or graduate students. Read more »




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News around the web

How Can We Improve Children's Health?
Paul Wise, a Stanford School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, said children's care isn't only unreliable, but also often slow to adapt to changing trends in illnesses. "We need to change the way we're doing things," he said.
June 21, 2011 in Patch.com

Child malnutrition caused by more than lack of food
The study underscores the fact that childhood malnutrition is not only about food, said study co-author Paul Wise, MD, MPH, FAAP, who created a program at Stanford University in California called Children in Crisis to improve health care to children living in politically unstable regions. "While this study documents the terrible toll of poverty on child health, it also emphasizes the interaction between the child, infections, community life and the exercise of political power."
May 1, 2011 in EurekAlert (press release)

Professor Snapshot: Paul Wise
The Daily e-mailed faculty a short questionnaire that strayed beyond their work at Stanford. Here is a glimpse into the personalities behind your professors ...
October 6, 2010 in The Stanford Daily

$12.7 Million Grant for Study of Childhood Obesity Treatment
By Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a new effort to combat childhood obesity, the National Institutes ...
September 18, 2010 in HealthNewsDigest.com

For Parents of Uninsured Kids, a Little Help Goes a Long Way
... kids to get health insurance," said Paul Wise, a professor of child health and society at Stanford University who is familiar with the review findings.
August 7, 2010 in Health Behavior News Service

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