King Center on Global Development
Professor of Earth System Science
Department of Earth System Science
Gloria and Richard Kushel Director
Center on Food Security and the Environment
William Wrigley Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
David Lobell is the Gloria and Richard Kushel Director at the Center on Food Security and the Environment and a professor in the department of earth system science. He is also the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy and Research.
Lobell’s research focuses on agriculture and food security, with a focus on the use of unique datasets to study rural areas throughout the world. He was recognized with a Macarthur Fellowship in 2013, a McMaster Fellowship from CSIRO in 2014, and the Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2010. He served as lead author for the food chapter and core writing team member for the Summary for Policymakers in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report.
Dr. Lobell holds a PhD in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford University and a ScB in applied mathematics from Brown University.