Who are we?

2015-01-09 15.51.09Dr. Pallavi Pant is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA). She has a PhD in Environmental Health from the University of Birmingham, UK and Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from TERI University, India. Her research focuses on characterization and assessment of levels and composition of particulate matter and associated health effects, particularly in developing countries. Outside the lab, Pallavi is deeply passionate about public engagement activities focused on air quality and health, especially in the global south.  Since 2013, Pallavi has been running a platform focused on air quality issues in India. Find her on Twitter.

Dr. Anobha Gurung is postdoctoral research scientist at Atmospheric Initiative, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu (Nepal) and visiting researcher at Department of Civil, DSC_7507Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas, Austin (USA). She holds a Master’s in Environmental Science and Ph.D. in Environmental Health from Yale University in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on exposure assessment and human health burden associated with air pollution in growing cities in South Asia like Kathmandu, Nepal. Her research is designed to be policy-relevant, increase awareness, and contribute to well-informed decisions to protect human health.