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Drone Research and Application

Emerging Issues

Futurists consider unmanned aircraft systems—more commonly known as drones—to be a disruptive technology that will transform many industries.

Zika Virus Research

Emerging Issues

Estimating that 3–4 million people across the Americas will be infected by the Zika virus (ZIKV) in the next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a public health emergency of international concern in February 2016.

E-cigarette Research

Emerging Issues

Electronic cigarettes arrived on the market in the mid-2000s, creating both excitement and uncertainty. To some smokers looking to quit, they offered the promise of a new alternative to the known health hazards of tobacco.

Global Noncommunicable Diseases

Emerging Issues

Our team is committed to addressing the large and growing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide.

Marijuana Research

Emerging Issues

The landscape of marijuana laws has changed significantly over the past year.

Policing Research

Emerging Issues

Effective and informed policing is vital to the safety of individuals and well-being of our communities.

Data for Development

Emerging Issues

Rapid advancements in technology and open data have made more information available now than ever before.

Opioid Research

Emerging Issues

More than 4 million Americans take opioid prescription pain relievers for nonmedical uses. More than 400,000 Americans use heroin, a powerful opiate drug. Many people report misusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin.

Global Health Security

Emerging Issues

As a leader in health systems strengthening and capacity development, we know how to speed detection and response to new disease outbreaks.