Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
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Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD
Professor - University Medical Line, Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kari Nadeau’s laboratory and clinical research is focused on understanding the role of genes and the environment, including climate change, on the rising incidence of allergies and asthma. By understanding the genetic, epigenetic, cellular, and humoral factors that mediate immune tolerance or allergy to foods, aeroallegens, and air pollutants (e.g., diesel emissions and wildfires), her research is laying the groundwork for potential future therapies to prevent and cure allergies and asthma.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy Resources Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEnergy System Modeling and Optimization
Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNatural clays and nanosized metal oxide and hydroxides control the fate and transport of contaminants and nutrients in soils and aqueous environments. Progress in this area will have substantial implications for addressing critical issues facing society related to air and water quality, contaminant transmission, climate change, etc. My research interests are founded on two main pillars: 1) nanoparticle formation and transformation processes and 2) chemical processes governing their reaction with contaminants and nutrients under Earth-surface environmental conditions. My current research investigates the role of soil nanoparticles in the formation and dispersion of hexavalent chromium during and after wildfires.
William Wrigley Professor, Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute, at the Freeman Spogli Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics and of Earth System ScienceOn Leave from 01/01/2023 To 12/31/2023
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch Activities:
My research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production systems, and the food security dimensions of low-input systems. I have been involved in a number of field-level research projects around the world and have published widely on issues related to climate impacts on agriculture, distributed irrigation systems for diversified cropping, nutrient use and loss in agriculture, biotechnology, aquaculture and livestock production, biofuels development, food price volatility, and food policy analysis.
I teach courses on the world food economy, food and security, aquaculture science and policy, human society and environmental change, and food-water-health linkages. These courses are offered to graduate and undergraduate students through the departments of Earth System Science, Economics, History, and International Relations.
William Wrigley Professor of Earth Science (2015 - Present); Professor in Earth System Science (2009-present); Director, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment (2005-2018); Associate Professor of Economics by courtesy (2000-present); William Wrigley Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute for the Environment (2007-2015); Trustee, The Nature Conservancy CA program (2012-present); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics in Stockholm (2011-present), for the Aspen Global Change Institute (2011-present), and for the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program (2012-present); Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in Environmental Science and Public Policy (1999); Pew Fellow in Conservation and the Environment (1994). Associate Editor for the Journal on Food Security (2012-present). Editorial board member for Aquaculture-Environment Interactions (2009-present) and Global Food Security (2012-present).
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources, admitted Autumn 2022
BioLeona is interested in exploring local carbon budgets and air quality along rural-urban population gradients and economic gradients, developing new, comprehensive lenses into biogeochemistry using a socio-ecological framework. Additionally, she aims to understand community perceptions of/responses to climate change to identify emission risk tolerance and consequences of climate burdens. She is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a Stanford EDGE fellow, and a Dean's Graduate Scholar.