Academic Appointments

  • Social Science Research Scholar, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development

Program Affiliations

  • Center for East Asian Studies

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All Publications

  • To promote adoption of household health technologies, think beyond health. American journal of public health Thurber, M. C., Warner, C., Platt, L., Slaski, A., Gupta, R., Miller, G. 2013; 103 (10): 1736-1740


    Health risks from poor malaria control, unsafe water, and indoor air pollution are responsible for an important share of the global disease burden-and they can be addressed by efficacious household health technologies that have existed for decades. However, coverage rates of these products among populations at risk remain disappointingly low. We conducted a review of the medical and public health literatures and found that health considerations alone are rarely sufficient motivation for households to adopt and use these technologies. In light of these findings, we argue that health education and persuasion campaigns by themselves are unlikely to be adequate. Instead, health policymakers and professionals must understand what users value beyond health and possibly reengineer health technologies with these concerns in mind.

    View details for DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301367

    View details for PubMedID 23948003

  • Carbon in the Classroom: Lessons from a Simulation of California's Electricity Market Under a Stringent Cap-and-Trade System The Electricity Journal Thurber, M. C., Wolak, F. A. 2013; 26 (7): 8-21
  • Improved stoves in India: A study of sustainable business models ENERGY POLICY Shrimali, G., Slaski, X., Thurber, M. C., Zerriffi, H. 2011; 39 (12): 7543-7556
  • Exporting the "Norwegian Model": The effect of administrative design on oil sector performance ENERGY POLICY Thurber, M. C., Hults, D. R., Heller, P. R. 2011; 39 (9): 5366-5378
  • Carbon capture and storage at scale: Lessons from the growth of analogous energy technologies ENERGY POLICY Rai, V., Victor, D. G., Thurber, M. C. 2010; 38 (8): 4089-4098