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Faculty & Research

With UC San Diego’s campus strengths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health sciences, GPS faculty are experts at creating better design and evaluation methodologies for public policy around the globe. They are participants in far-reaching networks of government, industry and nongovernmental organizations. Discover the range of their work through our list of faculty and affiliated faculty.

Research Centers & Program

Our School is home to a number of multi-disciplinary, faculty-led research centers and programs engage and produce bold new ideas that span global communities. Learn more about the range and depth of our vast research interests today.

Faculty Spotlights

GPS assista­­­­nt professor brings luck to England’s World Cup team

Aug. 28, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Enamored with libraries and the rich cultural history, Gaurav Khanna focuses on migrant research while at the University of Oxford’s Summer Research Institute

Dean Peter Cowhey to serve as chair of CCST's Board of Directors

Aug. 27, 2018 | By Amber Mace | California Council on Science and Technology
Peter F. Cowhey, Dean of UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, Appointed Chair of Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology

Setting the standard for U.S.-Latin American Relations

July 30, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS Professor Richard Feinberg inspires students and colleagues with four decades of engagement in U.S. foreign policy and espouses the affirmative power of social media

Modeling the future of Southeast Asia

July 27, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS Assistant Professor Teevrat Garg creates economic and policy models in underdeveloped countries to explore ecosystems and human health

U.S. Nuclear Power: The Vanishing Low-Carbon Wedge

July 2, 2018 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
Ahmed Abdulla's new paper examined the current U.S. nuclear fleet, which is made up of large light water nuclear reactors (LWRs)

Office hours: Associate Professor Jennifer Burney

June 29, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
The GPS faculty member opens up about some of the dearest objects that adorn her office, painting a picture of her professional backstory and personal interests

Stanford study finds poor air quality responsible for one in five infant deaths in sub‑Saharan Africa

June 27, 2018 | By Michelle Horton | Stanford News
Satellite measurements of air quality across sub-Saharan Africa revealed small improvements in air quality could be one of the most effective interventions to curb infant mortality rates

Geoengineering a greener future

June 22, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS Professor Kate Ricke creates economic and policy models in a dual professorship with Scripps Oceanography, for a comprehensive view of climate research

An Economic Sleuth

June 7, 2018 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
UC San Diego economist’s research sheds light on contested issues facing nation