John J. Briscoe

Learn More
The impacts of public investments that directly improve children’s health are theoretically ambiguous given that the outcomes also depend on parentally-provided inputs. Using propensity score matching methods, we find that the prevalence and duration of diarrhea among children under five in rural India are significantly lower on average for families with(More)
The inclusion of water supply and sanitation programs as a component of primary health care (PHC) has been questioned on the basis of calculations of the costs of these programs per infant death averted. In this paper the procedures used in these cost-effectiveness calculations are examined and found to be wanting. The calculations are misleading since(More)
Current strategy for the "child survival revolution," as supported by by agencies such as UNICEF and USAID, give low priority to improvements in water supply and sanitation, because it has been concluded that these interventions are not cost-effective. This conclusion is incorrect. Because water supply and sanitation projects have multiple impacts, care(More)
The paper begins with a brief statement about the centrality of autonomy or self governance as a core ethical value in the interaction between health care worker and patient. Then there are three stories describing everyday interactions in an acute psychiatric unit. These are used to help unravel ethical issues relating to patient autonomy. Each story is(More)
Land surface models are excellent tools for studying how climate change and land use affect surface hydrology. However, in order to assess the impacts of Earth processes on river flows, simulated changes in runoff need to be routed through the landscape. In this technical note, we describe the integration of the Ecosystem Demography (ED2) model with a(More)
The Conceptual Wetland Mitigation Plan for Phase II expansion to the John J. Briscoe Reservoir (Briscoe Reservoir) near Monroe, Georgia uses innovative approaches to restoring palustrine wetland functions to existing lacustrine habitats. This paper presents strategies for the design of forested and scrub-shrub wetland habitats in former wastewater treatment(More)
  • 1