Jennifer Burney is an environmental scientist whose research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change. She designs, implements and evaluates technologies for poverty alleviation and agricultural adaptation, and studies the links between “energy poverty” — the lack of access to modern energy services — and food or nutrition security, the mechanisms by which energy services can help alleviate poverty, the environmental impacts of food production and consumption, and climate impacts on agriculture.
Much of her current research focuses on the developing world, and she is particularly interested in the science, technology
She is a research affiliate at UC San Diego’s Policy Design and Evaluation Laboratory, a fellow at the Center on Food Security & the Environment at Stanford University and member of the National Geographic Explorers family. She leads the Science Policy Fellows Program at the School.
For more information, please visit Jennifer Burney’s personal site.
Ph.D., Physics, Stanford University, 2007
A.B., History and Science, Harvard College, 1999
Stanford study finds poor air quality responsible for one in five infant deaths in sub‑Saharan Africa
June 27, 2018 | 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.
Innovation in mobile technology
Researching how humans and the environment interact
Dec. 21, 2017 | The National Science Foundation awards $1.5 million to Jennifer Burney in a new grant to focus on her research at the intersection of environmental health and human development.
Research to Help Mitigate Future Shocks to State’s Water, Food and Energy Supplies
Variability biggest bane of water in the West
New year, new spotlight on STEM
Jan. 4, 2016 | GPS heads into 2016 with a revitalized focus on promoting and investing in STEM policy.
Leveraging technology for development