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Dr.Kalpana Balakrishnan   Dr.Kalpana Balakrishnan    Ph.D (BioPhysics)
Office: 
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Department of
Phone No:  45928547
Fax: 24767008
Email: kalpanasrmc@vsnl.com
 
Specialization
obtained her doctoral degree in Biophysics and subsequent post-doctoral training in Environmental Health Engineering both at the JohnsHopkinsUniversity, Baltimore, Maryland, and USA. Her fields of specialization include occupational and environmental health risk assessment, exposure assessment, industrial hygiene and industrial toxicology. As the head of the department her responsibilities include, coordination of all activities of the department with special emphasis on management of extramural grants, execution of all major research projects, industrial consultancy, and administration of academic and short-term training. She is a well recognized international expert in environmental health and serves many reputed organizations including The World Health Organization, The World Bank, and The Indian Council for Medical Research and The Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board in multiple technical capacities.
 
Publications

2007     Balakrishnan K. Exposure assessment for indoor air pollution associated with household    combustion of solid fuel use, IARC monograph, Volume No 95 , Word Health Organisation (In press)

2007     Balakrishnan K. Bruce Nigel. Indoor Air Pollution quality issues associated with   domestic fuel     combustion in developing countries. Chapter 9, WHO Air Quality Guidelines Global Update, World Health Organisation, Geneva.

2006     Sivacoumar R, Jayabalou R, Swarnalatha S, Vinayagamoorthy N and Balakrishnan K. Particulate Matter From Stone Crushing Industry: Size Distribution and Health Effects. J. Env. Eng. 132(3): 405-414.
 
2005    Yinlong Jin , Zheng Zhou , Gongli He , Huangzhang Wei , Jiang Liu , Fan Liu , Ning Tang,, Bo Ying 1, Yangchang Liu 1, Guohua Hu , Hongwei Wang , Kalpana Balakrishnan , Kimber Watson , Enis Baris Majid Ezzati. Geographical, Spatial, and Temporal Distributions of Multiple Indoor Air Pollutants in Four Chinese Provinces. Env. Sci. Tech. 39(24): 9431- 9439.
 
2005    Hu.H, Balakrishnan K. The environment & health: an emerging area of research in India. Indian J. Med. Res. 121: 711-715.
 
2005     Gongli He, Bo Ying, Jiang Liu, Shirong Gao, Shaolin Shen Kalpana Balakrishnan , Yinlong Jin, Fan Liu, Ning Tang, Kai Shi, Enis Baris, Majid Ezzati .Patterns of Household Concentrations of Multiple Indoor Air Pollutants in China. Env, Sci Tech 39: 991-998.
 
2005     David Bellinger, PhD, MSc, Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, Kartigeyan V, Naveen Thomas, MD, MPH, Pradeep Rajan, Sankar S, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Kalpana Balakrishnan, PhD A Pilot Study of Blood Lead Levels and Neurobehavioral Function in Children Living in Chennai, India. Int. J. of Occup. and Env. Health . 11: 138- 143.
 
2005     Conroy L, Forst L , Nickels L, Krantz A, Balakrishnan K.WHO Modules in Occupational health: Economic Sector – Manufacturing; Instructor Manual, 2005. (www.who.int/entity/occupational_health/ publications/whomodules/en)
 
2005     K. Balakrishnan, J Parikh ‘Economic Valuation of Health Damage in North Chennai using a Comparative Risk Assessment Framework’ Environmental Economics Research Committee EERC working paper series EHE-2, IGIDR, Mumbai.(http://coe.mse.ac.in/eercrep/fullrep/ehe/).
 
2004     K. Balakrishnan, S Mehta, P Kumar, P Ramaswamy, S Sambandam, S Kumar, KR Smith. Indoor air pollution associated with household fuel use in India: An exposure assessment and modeling exercise in rural districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. World Bank Report, ESMAP, June 2004. http:// wbln0018. worldbank.org /esmap/site.nsf/ files/India.pdf.
 
2004     K. Balakrishnan, P. Ramaswamy, S. Sankar. Book Chapter in the Handbook of Environmental Chemistry entitled” Biomass smoke and Health risks- the situation in developing countries”, Springer Verlag, Germany. June 2004.
 
2004    K. Balakrishnan,P Ramaswamy, S Sambandam, S Mehta, KR Smith . ”Exposures to respirable particulate matter associated with household fuel use in Andhra Pradesh, India” Journal Of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, S14::S25 (2004)
 
2003     William A.Suk, Kuhnying Mathuros Ruchirawat, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Martha Berger, David Carpenter, Terri Damstra, Jenny Pronczuk de Garbino, David Koh, Philip J.Landrigan, Irma Makalinao, Peter D.Sly, Y.Xu and B.S.Zheng. Environmental Threats to Children’s Health in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Environmental Health Perspectives 111(10):1340-1347 (2003).
 
2003     Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Ravi Shankar Pitani. Comparative health risk assessment for air pollutants in Chennai. Proceedings from EUROHEIS-SAHSU conference, an international conference on health and environment 120- 123 (2003).
 
2003     K Balakrishnan, S Mehta, S Kumar, P Kumar. Exposure to Indoor air pollution: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India. World health Organisation Regional Health Forum,7; 1: 56-59 2003.
 
2002     Balakrishnan K, Sankar S, Padmavathi R, Mehta S, Smith KR, Respirable particulate levels in rural households of Andhra Pradesh, India - daily concentrations and exposures. Journal of Environmental Studies and Policy, 5 (2): 87-97 (2002)
 
2002    Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar S, Jyothi Parikh, Padmavathi R, Srividya K, Vidhya Venugopal, Swarna Prasad, Vijay laxmi Pandey. Daily average exposures to respirable particulate matter from combustion of biomass fuels in rural households of Southern India. Environmental Health Perspectives 110(11):1069-1075(2002).
 
2002     S.Sankar, R.Padmavathi, K.Balakrishnan, V.Thanasekharaan Exposures to respirable particulate matter from bio-fuel combustion and pulmonary function in women of rural households in Southern India: A preliminary report. BIOMEDICINE, 2001.21 (2&3) PP:31-37.
 
2002     K Balakrishnan, S Sankar, R Padmavathi S Mehta, KR Smith, S Kumar, K Lvovsky, S Akbar. Exposures to respirable particulates in rural households of Andhra Pradesh, India. Proceedings of Indoor Air 2002, 9th International Conference on indoor air quality and climate change, 4: 560-565 July 2002.
 
2002     S Mehta, KR Smith, K Balakrishnan, S Sankar, R Padmavathi, S Kumar, K Lvovsky, S Akbar. Using Household Characteristics to Predict Respirable Particulate Levels in Rural Households of Andhra Pradesh, India. Proceedings of Indoor Air 2002, 9th International Conference on indoor air quality and climate change, 4: 596-601 July 2002.
 
2002     K Balakrishnan, S Sankar, R Padmavathi, J Arnold, S Mehta, KR Smith,C Rao, S Kumar, P Kumar, S Akbar, K Lvovsky. Respirable particulate levels in rural households of Andhra pradesh, India - daily concentrations and time activity data. Epidemiology 13 (4):S185.
 
2002     Sambandam Sankar, Ramaswamy Padmavathi, Pradeep Rajan, Ramalingam Ayyappan, Joerg Arnold, Kalpana Balakrishnan. Job-exposure-health profile for workers exposed to respirable dusts in textile units of Tamilnadu, India: results of preliminary investigations. Epidemiology 13 (4):S231.
 
2002     Padmavathi R, Sankar S, , Balakrishanan K, Thansekaran V. Pulmonary function of rural women of Tamilnadu, India -links to exposures from bio-fuel combustion. Epidemiology 13 (4):S104..
 
2002     Howard Hu, Naveen Thomas, V Kartigeyan, S Sankar, R. Padmavathi, David Bellinger, Kalpana Balakrishnan. Lead exposure, IQ and behavior in elementary school children living in Chennai (Madras), India: a pilot study. Epidemiology 13 (4):S184 (2002).
 
2001     Padmavathi R, Balakrishnan K, Shankar S., Srividya K, Vidya R, Swarna P: Pulmonary Functions of rural South Indian Women; BIOMEDICINE 2001.21(1) :23-28.
 
2001     Balakrishnan K, Jyothi Parekh, Vijaylaxmi, Haimanti Biswas; Exposure to indoor air pollutants associated with combustion of bio-fuels in rural homes of Southern India; Energy 26(2001): 949-962
 
2000    Balakrishnan K. Indoor air pollution monitoring in rural households of Tamil Nadu. Proceedings of the Global Consultation on Indoor air Pollution organized by the World Health Organisation and USAID, Washington D.C. 2000
 
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