Prof. Jane Polston of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida is hosted as a visiting expert by the College of Agricultural and Applied Biology at Can Tho University in Vietnam, August 2015. (Photo by Nguyen Quoc Tuan)
The Sustainability science program is a partnership between the Elsevier Foundation and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) aiming to promote visibility and knowledge exchange for developing country researchers through travel grants, expert exchanges and case study competitions.
Elsevier,

World Development, Volume 68, April 2015, Pages 180–204

As the post-MDG era approaches in 2016, reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. Revisiting Smith and Haddad (2000), we use data from 1970 to 2012 for 116 countries, finding that safe water access, sanitation, women’s education, gender equality, and the quantity and quality of food available in countries have been key drivers of past reductions in stunting. This article demonstrates that addressing SDGs 2, 4, 5 and 6 contributes to the advancement of SDG 3.
Elsevier,

Social Science & Medicine, March 2015, Pages 316 - 326

The evidence that large income differences have damaging health and social consequences is strong and in most countries inequality is increasing. Narrowing the gap will improve the health and wellbeing of populations and contribute to the advancement of SDG 10.2 by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all.
Elsevier,

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), 2015, Pages 765-770.

This paper aligns with SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), exploring theoretical insights surrounding Queer Theory.
Developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being), this study evaluates a possible developmental trajectory in LGBT distress and the factors that might influence distress over time.
This study aims to fill a gap in knowledge, comparing the mental health of transgender adolescents and emerging adults to cisgender youth accessing community-based clinical services, further developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being).
Elsevier,

Food Policy, Volume 47, August 2014, Pages 117–128

The objective of this study is to explore empirical evidence on the quantitative importance of supply, demand, and market shocks for price changes in international food commodity markets. This article supports SDG 2 and in particular the fair functioning of international food markets.
Urban green spaces provide critical ecosystems whilst also promoting physical activity, psychological well-being, and general public health benefits to urban residents. Reviewing the efforts to green US and Chinese cities provides useful guidance to assist the advancement of SDG target 3, 11 and 15 in promoting good health for all and building sustainable communities while creating and maintaining urban ecosystems.
Elsevier,

Social Science & Medicine, Volume 84, May 2013, Pages 22-29.

This research develops SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities). Clinicians often respond to health care needs of transgender patients with uncertainty. Discomfort with uncertainty leads clinicians to reinforce medical authority with stigma, therefore this research explains why functional theories of stigma should incorporate the role of power relations.
As minorities illustrate differentiative experiences of ageing, this exploratory study investigated and described the experiences of successful aging in a sample of 22 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults aged 60 and older. This research helps progress SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).

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