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  • 13 Indian cities among the most polluted 20 cities in the world  with fine particulate matter <2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) - World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • Annual population-weighted mean concentrations of PM2.5 is 74 μg/m3 and >2/3 of the population - annual mean of >40 μg/m3

  • In India, 8 million deaths are estimated annually (20% of these are attributable to air pollution) (GBD 2019)

  • Urban living can affect a person’s risk of CM disease in many different ways.


  • Fine spatio temporal assessment of PM2.5 (1 assigned to household addresses

  • Machine learning techniques using several input data sources

  • Minimal exposure misclassification

  • Longitudinal study assessing cardiometabolic risk factors in India with repeat measurements

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Scientific Contributions


High Impact publications 


Under various stages

of submission


White Paper: Air Pollution

and Health in India:

A review of the current evidence and opportunities for the future. Published by the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF), July 2017


Opportunities for Transition to Clean Household Energy-Application of the Household Energy Assessment Rapid Tool (HEART), World Health Organisation (WHO), August 2018

Funding Agencies 

Supported by the Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U01TW010097

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