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2024 Global Development Research Symposium

Multidisciplinary research and scholarship, undergraduate to postdoctoral

Event Details:

Friday, April 26, 2024
12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT


Gunn SIEPR Building


This event is open to:

General Public

The Global Development Research Symposium showcases student creativity, achievement and research from diverse disciplines of study across Stanford University. The symposium will feature the work of scholars, including those who have received funding from the King Center over the last year. 

The inaugural 2024 symposium will highlight posters by undergraduates, predoctoral research fellows, graduate student researchers, as well as postdoctoral fellows. A keynote talk at noon will feature Professor Grant Miller, and the junior researchers who have jointly contributed to Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab research.

Additional funding for this event is provided by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE).

Please note that the Gunn SIEPR building is wheelchair-accessible. If we can provide any other ADA accommodations for you to fully participate in the event, please let us know through the RSVP form.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Grant Miller, Faculty Affiliate at the King Center on Global Development

Grant Miller

Grant Miller is Faculty Affiliate and '20–'22 Dong Wei Faculty Fellow at the King Center on Global Development. He is the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy, and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. 

Miller’s primary interests are health economics, development economics, and economic demography. His work has been published in numerous journals including the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the Lancet Global Health, and the American Economic Journal.



Poster Title


Khusbu AdhikariMachine Learning Analysis of Neonatal Umbilical Cord and Heel Blood Metabolites to Establish Profiles of Preterm BirthDavid Stevenson
Rahemeen AhmedAdapting Futures: Building Disaster Resilience across ContinentsJack Baker
Jonathan AltamiranoMental Health, Gender-Based Violence, and HIV Medication Adherence among AGYW in Western Kenya: A Longitudinal Cohort StudyMike Baiocchi, Clea Sarnquist
Anvesh BadamikarUsing a Systems Approach to Improve WASH Facilities in Primary Government Schools in Uttar Pradesh, IndiaJenna Davis, Gary Darmstadt
Will BerrimanInformal/Illegal Agriculture Trade in Sub-Saharan AfricaEleanor Wiseman
Vaishnavi BhamidiCase Fatality Risk of Clinical Signs of Possible Serious Bacterial Infections (pSBI) in Young Infants in Africa and Asia: Secondary Analysis of Pooled DataGary Darmstadt
Yihe ChangDiverse Societies, Unified Duties: Assessing the Impact of Immigration on Public Tax MoraleErez Yoeli, Petra Persson
Sheryl ChenExtracting Insights for Political Economy Research Using Advanced AI MethodsAshrakat Elshehawy
Irmak ErsozDevelopment through the Looking Glass: Predictive Modeling Development Project PerformanceJeremy Weinstein
Thay GracianoCombating Human Trafficking in BrazilGrant Miller
Melanie HannebelleBeyond Chemotaxis: Mechanical Insights into Schistosome Cercariae’s Surface Swimming and Its Role in Schistosomiasis TransmissionManu Prakash
Gracie HornsbyAssessing the Individual and Combined Impacts of Education and Infrastructure Operation and Maintenance on Handwashing Behavior among Primary School Students in Uttar Pradesh, IndiaJenna Davis
Suhani JalotaWhat Works for Her? How Work-from-Home Jobs Affect Female Labor Force Participation in Urban IndiaGrant Miller; Alessandra Voena
Meghan JinExperiences, Perspectives, and Needs of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health amidst Changing Landscapes in Santiago, ChileClea Sarnquist
Mridul JoshiEvaluating the Effectiveness of a Digital Empowerment Curriculum for College Students in India 
Anesta KothariINKWELL – a Low-Cost, Open, Electricity-Free Device for Producing Thin Smears for Use in Field DiagnosticsManu Prakash
Anesta KothariPLANTPAD – Enabling Local Distributed Manufacturing Globally: Sustainable Menstrual Pad Production from Diverse Sources of BiomassManu Prakash
Alice KuOpen-Source, Low-Cost Dosimeter for X-ray Exposure MonitoringKian Shaker
Alexandra LeePredicting Cutaneous and Visceral Leishmaniasis in Brazil: A Machine Learning Model of Forest Cover, Climate, and Land UseErin Mordecai
Hope LengDistributed Manufacturing of SnapDx: A Modular Molecular Platform for Electricity- and Equipment-Free Rapid Diagnosis in Low-Resource AreasManu Prakash
Hongquan LiOctopi – Open, Configurable and Affordable Automated Microscope for Diagnostic ApplicationsManu Prakash
Natalie Milan and Faith ZehfussThe Refugee Entrepreneur’s Venture Formation: Ideation Processes & DilemmasCharles Eesley, Zahra Hajrati
Melody MouaDecision-Making on Low-Dose Aspirin Uptake and Adherence among Women at Risk for Preeclampsia: A Focus Group StudyGary Darmstadt, Carmen Lee, David Stevenson
Bailey NicolsonDoes OPEC Membership Influence Political Accountability?: Comparative Case Study AnalysesAmanda Kennard, Erica Gould
Santiago PazLong Run Consequences of Ethnic Conflict on Social Capital: Evidence from South AfricaRan Abramitzky
Fernando Rafael Rodriguez Silva SantistebanEvidence-Informed Influence Diagrams for Development Policy DecisionsRoss Shachter
Sergio SanchezReplicability of the Favorable Conditions of Lithium Extraction in the Atacama RegionRodolfo Dirzo
Raina Talwar BhatiaCompounding Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Change on Leptospirosis Occurrence in Peru’s Amazon BasinErin Mordecai

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