Research

Elsevier,

Development Engineering, Volume 3, 2018, Pages 166-174, ISSN 2352-7285, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.deveng.2018.06.001.

A course was launched almost a decade ago under the auspices of the MIT D-Lab by a group of graduate students who worked on advanced prosthesis research and sought to teach MIT undergraduates the fundamentals of creating low-cost prostheses for resource-constrained settings. A human-centered design thinking approach has been applied to this course on creating low-cost prosthetic and assistive devices for the developing world. Teams of students with diverse backgrounds are paired with international stakeholders and industry partners to tackle real-world prosthetic technology needs, learn the design process through interactive lectures and workshops in the classroom, and are given the opportunity to conduct testing of the prototypes generated during the semester at field sites around the globe. This study addresses various SDGs, such as 3, 4, 9 and 10.
Elsevier,

One Health, Volume 5, 2018, Pages 6-8,

Antibiotic use within food production directly relates to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being) and 12 (responsible consumption and production). This article explores the unpredictable nature of antimicrobial resistance and the necessity for governments to reinvent health security, regulatory responses and trade strategies.
Elsevier,

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, Jun 2018, Pages 343-353.

This research contributes to SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 15 (life on land). The study specifically maps and quantifies nitrogen nutrient flows in a local food-energy-water system and indicates how such modeling could inform decision-making for sustainable management of nutrients.
Elsevier,

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, Jun 2018, Pages 331-342.

Directly contributing to SDGs 2 (zero hunger), 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 7 (affordable and clean energy), this paper proposes a solar energy enabled desalination process for producing fresh water, electricity generation and hydrogen production.
Elsevier,

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, June 2018, Pages 309-319.

To further SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), this article advocates transdisciplinary approaches across supply chains, industry and ecological technology for ensuring the sustainability of food, energy, and water systems.
Elsevier,

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, Jun 2018, Pages 320-330.

This paper contributes to SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production). This paper demonstrates, from a food consumption perspective, the potential of life cycle thinking in understanding the complex and often “hidden” linkages between food, energy and water systems.
Elsevier,

World Development, Volume 106, 2018, Pages 111-123, ISSN 0305-750X

Contributing to goal 5 (gender equality), these authors take a critical look at current efforts to measure women’s empowerment at the individual/household level through standardized tools. They confirm that agency alone does not adequately reflect local meanings of empowerment.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 391, Issue 10140, 9 May 2018, Pages 2642-2692

In support of SDGs 3 and 5, this Lancet Commission report presents a comprehensive agenda for global, regional, and national progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), up to 2030 and beyond. The report highlights why recognition of, and investment in, SRHR is pivotal to shaping future economic development and environmental sustainability, and proposes an essential package of SRHR services that should be universally available to all individuals who need them.
Elsevier,

Health & Place, Volume 51, May 2018, Pages 78-88.

Each month the Elsevier Atlas Award recognizes research that could significantly ­impact people's lives around the world and align to the SDGs. This Elsevier Atlas Award winning research contributes to SDGs 2 (zero hunger) and 15 (life on land), linking forest loss to worsening child nutrition in 15 African nations.
Elsevier,

Geoforum, Volume 91, May 2018, Pages 73-77

This article presents an evaluation of the achieved result and points out the activities that require adjustments working towards Goal 2

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