Land use/land cover change in Pacific islands; Island biodiversity conservation; Climate change adaptation and coupled human-environmental vulnerability; Complex, dynamic systems modeling
Infectious disease and behaviorial epidemiology, risk behaviors and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and STDs in Asia and the Pacific; Public policy for HIV/AIDS prevention and care; International collaboration on health issues, children and HIV/AIDS; Modeling of HIV/AIDS transmission and impacts.
Democratic governance for Human Development in Asia and the Pacific; Civil society engagement, and electoral and parliamentary processes; Cross-border governance, civil service reform, and anti-corruption strategies
Family and gender issues; Health behavior of adolescents and young adults; Fertility and reproductive health
Disaster management and humanitarian assistance programs; Policy and institutions in support of sustainable national and regional development; Social, cultural and environmental impacts of large-scale resource development
Legal history, international humanitarian law, war crimes trials; human rights.
China’s industrial and innovation policies and their impact on the U.S. economy; Global production networks and R&D internationalization in high-tech industries and Asia’s emerging knowledge economies; Comparative study of intellectual property rights regimes and standardization policies in Asia (especially China) and the United States
Cognitive, emotional, and socio-psychological factors affecting human judgment and decision making; Cultural values and the perception of environmental and health risks; Climate change risk perception and communication
Land cover/land-use change in Southeast Asia; Forest fragmentation and degradation; Community-based management of natural resources in South and Southeast Asia
Challenges of climate change for Asian cities; Regional impacts of climate and environmental change and adaptation policies; Population, urbanization and development in Asia
Climate change adaptation and vulnerability in the Pacific islands; ocean and coastal governance; socioeconomic and institutional indicators of adaptive capacity; climate-induced human migration
China’s political and economic transformation; China’s foreign trade and foreign investment policy; China’s automobile industry development and telecom policy
GIS, remote sensing, land use and land cover change
Integrated climate, land, and hydrological systems simulation; Applied climate science and climate policy; Effects of climate variability on water supply, agriculture, and natural resources; Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of natural systems modeling
Globalization and regionalization; Economic relations in the Asia Pacific region; Electricity and telecommunications cooperation in East Asia.
Labor and human resources; Aging and the elderly labor force; Child education and health
Globalization and the geography of health and disease; Climate change and health; Gender, health and development
Research, networking and capacity building related to climate change adaption in the Asia-Pacific region and changing water conditions associated with climate change in Hawaii.
Environmental tipping points; Ecological control of mosquito-borne diseases
Economic development and population change; economic consequences of aging; intergenerational transfers; and lifecycle saving and wealth.
Population and sustainable development; reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; and nutrition.
Political economy of US trade policy; US economic relations with Asia; economies of Japan, China and Korea; North Korea and the prospects for Korean unification.
Trade, finance and international economic integration; Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); East Asian/Pacific Rim economies
Economic development in Asia and ASEAN; International economic integration; Asia Pacific regionalism
Upland development in Vietnam; Environmental perception; Sustainable land use; Global environmental policies.
Populations of Japan, China, India, Nepal; Below-replacement fertility; Fertility and family planning, and infant and child mortality
Social demography, marriage, and family change in the U.S. and Asia; Trends and variations in fertility in the U.S. and Asia; Population and the environment
Northeast Asian political and security issues
Interdisciplinary research in: Environmental Risk Analysis; Exposure Assessment; Environmental Health; Air Pollution; Emerging Infectious Diseases, Environmental Justice, Impacts of Peri-urbanization; and Public Perceptions of Environmental Risks
India-Pakistan Cooperation in Environment and Energy; Nuclear nonproliferation issues: Water and security in South Asia; Energy and global climate change.
Chinese culture and identity; The globalization of Chinese cuisine; Politics of national identity in cultural policies.