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Stephen Luby

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Stephen Luby

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Stanford University School of Medicine
Senior Fellow
Woods Institute for the Environment
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
MD, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, University of Texas, 1986
BA, Philosophy, Creighton University, 1981


Stephen Luby studied philosophy and earned a BA summa cum laude from Creighton University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital. He studied epidemiology and preventive medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Luby's previous positions include directing the Centre for Communicable Diseases at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2004 - 2012, conducting research and teaching epidemiology at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan from 1993 - 1998, and working as an epidemiologist in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Research Interests: 
Transmission of Infectious Diseases in Low Income Countries