Research

Air pollution is a global public health concern, and although the highest concentrations are often observed in the developing countries, most of our current understanding is based on extensive research from the developed world. My research focuses on characterization and assessment of levels and composition of particulate matter (PM) and associated health effects, particularly in developing countries with an aim to identify key sources and variables driving exposures.

Media coverage 

Bahar Dutt. “Exposed: Why We’re Breathing Toxic Air But AQI Is ‘Satisfactory’.” The Quint, January 3, 2019.

Kevin Shi. “Pollution knows no borders – so India, Pakistan would do well to fight it together.” Scroll, November 21, 2018.

Nushmiya Sukhera. “Battling to breathe.” MIT Technology Review Pakistan, October 23, 2018.

Jayashree Nandi. “Study hints at bias in India’s air pollution monitoring stations.” Hindustan Times, September 23, 2018.

Tariq Engineer and Lata Mishra. “Mumbai is not Delhi yet, but rising air pollution, is taking a toll on our lungs.” Mumbai Mirror, December 11, 2017.

Syed Muhammad Abubakar. “Pakistan as much to blame for smog as India.” The Express Tribune, December 1, 2017.

Jayashree Nandi. “Bad air to blame for irregular rain.” Times of India. July 3, 2017.

Jayashree Nandi & Jasjeev Gandhioki. “ITO even more polluted than Anand Vihar.” Times of India. Jan 4, 2017.

Aditya Dev. “Data on exposure to air pollution inadequate.” Times of India. Oct 5, 2016.

Meera Subramanian. “Can Delhi save itself from its toxic air?” Nature. June 8, 2016.

Akanksha Kumar. “Demonising Cars Won’t Help Improve Condition of the ‘Gas Chamber‘. The Quint. Dec 29, 2015.

Dinesh Mohan. “An odd policy.” The Indian Express. Dec 16, 2015.

Indo-Asian News Service. “Air Pollution In Delhi Worst During Winter: Study” NDTV. Dec 2, 2014.