World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health


Department of Environmental Health Engineering

Faculty of Public Health

SRI RAMACHANDRA MEDICAL COLLEGE AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE*

(Deemed to be University)

Accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade ( CGPA 3.62 on a 4 point scale )


Indian Council of Medical Research

Center for Advanced Research on Environmental Health : Air Pollution

Faculty


Dr.Kalpana Balakrishnan
Ph.D (BioPhysics)
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.

A. Indexed Journal Articles/Book Chapters

2017

1.       Bhargav Krishnan, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Amna R Siddiqui, Bilkis A Begum, Damodar Bachani, Michael Brauer Tackling the health burden of air pollution in South Asia BMJ 2017;359:j5209 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5209

2.       India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Collaborators.Nations within a nation: variations in epidemiological transition across the states of India, 1990–2016 in the Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32804-0

3.       Global, regional, and national age-sex specific mortality for 264 causes of death, 1980–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 GBD 2016 Causes of Death Collaborators. Lancet 2017; 390: 1151–210.

4.       Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 GBD 2016 Mortality Collaborators. Lancet 2017; 390: 1084–1150.

5.       Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators. Lancet 2017; 390: 1345–422.

6.       Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories,1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. GBD 2016 DALys and HALE Collaborators Lancet 2017; 390: 1260–344.

7.       Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. GBD 2016 SDG CollaboratorsLancet 2017; 390: 1423–59

8.       Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. GBD 2016 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators.Lancet 2017; 390: 1211–59

9.       Ellison M. Carter, Christina Norris, Kathie L. Dionisio, Kalpana Balakrishnan, William Checkley, Steven N. Chillrud, Santu Ghosh, Darby W. Jack, Patrick L. Kinney, Luke P. Naeher, Sankar Sambandam, James J. Schauer, Blair J. Wylie, Jill Baumgartner (2017). Assessing exposure to household air pollution from biomass burning: A systematic review of carbon monoxide as a surrogate measure of particulate matter Env. Health Perspect doi: 10.1289/EHP1018 .

10.    Integrated assessment of exposure to PM2.5 in South India and its relation with cardiovascular risk: Design of the CHAI observational cohort study.Cathryn Tonne ,Maëlle Salmon, Margaux Sanchez, V. Sreekanth, Santhi Bhogadi, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sanjay Kinra, Julian D. Marshall. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.05.005

11.    Joshua Rosenthal, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Nigel Bruce, David Chambers, Jay Graham, Darby Jack, Lydia Kline, Omar Masera, Sumi Mehta, Ilse Ruiz Mercado, Gila Neta, Subhrendu Pattanayak, Elisa Puzzolo, Helen Petach, Anthony Punturieri, Adolfo Rubinstein, Michael Sage, Rachel Sturke, Anita Shankar, Kenny Sherr, Kirk Smith, Gautam Yadama (2017). Implementation Science to Accelerate Clean Cooking for Public Health. Env. Health Perspect 125(1): A3-A7. doi: 10.1289/EHP1018.

12.    Aaron J Cohen, Michael Brauer, Richard Burnett, H Ross Anderson, Joseph Frostad, Kara Estep, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Bert Brunekreef, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Valery Feigin, Greg Freedman, Bryan Hubbell, Amelia Jobling, Haidong Kan, Luke Knibbs, Yang Liu, Randall Martin, Lidia Morawska, C Arden Pope III, Hwashin Shin, Kurt Straif, Gavin Shaddick, Matthew Thomas, Rita van Dingenen, Aaron van Donkelaar, Theo Vos, Christopher J L Murray, Mohammad H Forouzanfar. Estimates and 25-year trends of the global burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution: an analysis of data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2015. Lancet 2017; 389: 1907–18.

13.    Premkumar. S, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Priscilla Johnson, Santu Ghosh, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan. A descriptive study of socioeconomic factors among nonsmoking rural female tuberculosis patients. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., 2016; 4(12B):4307-4310.

2016

              14.    Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from                 the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015” GBD Collaborators 2015. Lancet 388(10053):1813-1850. doi:                         10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31467-2.

              15.    Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and                  injuries, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. GBD 2015 Disease                  and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators, Lancet 2016; 388: 1545–602. doi: 10.1016/S0140-                            6736(16)31678-6.

               16.    Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the                          Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.GBD 2015 Maternal Mortality Collaborators. Lancet 2016; 388: 1775–                    812. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31470-2,

                17.    Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and                       healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study                       2015. GBD 2015 DALYs and HALE Collaborators. Lancet 2016; 388: 1603–58. doi: 10.1016/S0140-                                 6736(16)31460-X

                18.    Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and                             occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global                             Burden of Disease Study 2015 GBD 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators. Lancet 2016; 388: 1659–724. doi:                         10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31679-8

               19.    Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249                     causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. GBD 2015                    Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. Lancet 2016; 388: 1459–544. 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31012-1.

20.    Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 GBD 2015 Child Mortality Collaborators. Lancet  2016; 388: 1725–74. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31575-6.

21.    Havelaar AH, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, Gibb HJ, Hald T, Lake RJ, et al. (2016) World Health Organization Global Estimates and Regional Comparisons of the Burden of Foodborne Disease in 2010. PLoS Med 12(12): e1001923. doi:10.1371/

22.    Ambuj Sagar, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sarath Guttikunda, Anumita Roychowdhury, and Kirk R. Smith

(2016). India Leads the Way: A Health-Centered Strategy for Air Pollution. Environ Health Perspect; doi:10.1289/EHP90.

23.    Brauer, M., Freedman, G., Frostad, J., Van Donkelaar, A., Martin, R. V., Dentener, F., . . . Cohen, A. (2016). Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Estimation for the Global Burden of Disease 2013. Environmental Science and Technology,50(1), 79-88. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03709

24.    Balakrishnan, K., Ramaswamy, P., & Sankar, S. (2016) Biomass Smoke and Health Risks-The Situation in Developing Countries. Vol. 4. Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (pp. 219-239).

2015

25.    Vos, T., Barber, R. M., Bell, B., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Biryukov, S., Bolliger, I., . . . Murray, C. J. L. (2015). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet,386(9995), 743-800. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4

26.    Senthil, A., Anandh, B., Jayachandran, P., Thangavel, G., Josephin, D., Yamini, R., & Kalpana, B. (2015). Perception and prevalence of work-related health hazards among health care workers in public health facilities in Southern India. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 21(1), 74-81. doi: 10.1179 2049396714Y.0000000096

27.    Sambandam, S., Balakrishnan, K., Ghosh, S., Sadasivam, A., Madhav, S., Ramasamy, R., . . . Ramanathan, V. (2015). Can Currently Available Advanced Combustion Biomass Cook-Stoves Provide Health Relevant Exposure Reductions? Results from Initial Assessment of Select Commercial Models in India. Ecohealth, 12(1), 25-41.doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-0976-1

28.    Northcross, A. L., Hwang, N., Balakrishnan, K., & Mehta, S. (2015). Assessing Exposures to Household Air Pollution in Public Health Research and Program Evaluation. Ecohealth, 12(1), 57-67. doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-0990-3

29.    Naghavi, M., Wang, H., Lozano, R., Davis, A., Liang, X., Zhou, M., . . . Temesgen, A. M. (2015). Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: Asystematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 385(9963), 117-171. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61682-2

30.    Murray, C. J. L., Barber, R. M., Foreman, K. J., Ozgoren, A. A., Abd-Allah, F., Abera, S. F., . . . Vos, T. (2015). Global,regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: Quantifying the epidemiological transition. The Lancet, 386(10009), 2145-2191. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61340-X

31.    Havelaar, A. H., Kirk, M. D., Torgerson, P. R., Gibb, H. J., Hald, T., Lake, R. J., . . . Zeilmaker, M. (2015). World Health Organization Global Estimates and Regional Comparisons of the Burden of Foodborne Disease in 2010. PloS Medicine, 12(12). doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001923

32.    Forouzanfar, M. H., Alexander, L., Anderson, H. R., Bachman, V. F., Biryukov, S., Brauer, M., . . . Temesgen, A. M. (2015). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 386(10010), 2287-2323. doi: 10.1016S0140-6736(15)00128-2

33.    Bruce, N., Pope, D., Rehfuess, E., Balakrishnan, K., Adair-Rohani, H., & Dora, C. (2015). WHO indoor air quality guidelines on household fuel combustion: Strategy implications of new evidence on interventions and exposure-risk functions. Atmospheric Environment, 106, 451-457. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.08.064

34.    Balakrishnan, K., Sambandam, S., Ramaswamy, P., Ghosh, S., Venkatesan, V., Thangavel, G., . . . Team, S.-C. (2015). Establishing integrated rural-urban cohorts to assess air pollution-related health effects in pregnant women, children and adults in Southern India: an overview of objectives, design and methods in the Tamil Nadu Air Pollution and Health Effects (TAPHE) study. BMJ Open, 5(6), e008090. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008090

35.    Balakrishnan, K., Sambandam, S., Ghosh, S., Mukhopadhyay, K., Vaswani, M., Arora, N. K., . . . Smith, K. R. (2015). Household air pollution exposures of pregnant women receiving advanced combustion cookstoves in India: Implications for intervention. Annals of Global Health, 81(3), 375-385. doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.009

36.    Arnold, B. F., Khush, R. S., Ramaswamy, P., Rajkumar, P., Durairaj, N., Ramaprabha, P., . . . Colford, J. M. (2015). Short Report: Reactivity in rapidly collected hygiene and toilet spot check measurements: A cautionary note for longitudinal studies. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92(1), 159-162. doi: 10.4269ajtmh.14-0306

2014

37.    Smith, K. R., Bruce, N., Balakrishnan, K., Adair-Rohani, H., Balmes, J., Chafe, Z., . . . Rehfuess, E. (2014) Millions dead: How do we know and what does it mean? Methods used in the comparative risk assessment of household air pollution. Vol. 35. Annu Rev Public Health (pp. 185-206).

38.    Pillarisetti, A., Vaswani, M., Jack, D., Balakrishnan, K., Bates, M. N., Arora, N. K., & Smith, K. R. (2014). Patterns of stove usage after introduction of an advanced cookstove: The long-term application of household sensors.Environmental Science and Technology, 48(24), 14525-14533. doi: 10.1021/es504624c

39.    Murray, C. J. L., Ortblad, K. F., Guinovart, C., Lim, S. S., Wolock, T. M., Roberts, D. A., . . . Vos, T. (2014). Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 384(9947), 1005-1070. doi: 10.1016 S0140-6736(14)60844-8

40.    Kassebaum, N. J., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Coggeshall, M. S., Shackelford, K. A., Steiner, C., Heuton, K. R., . . . Lozano, R. (2014). Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 384(9947), 980-1004. doi: 10.1016S0140-6736(14)60696-6

41.    Gordon, S. B., Bruce, N. G., Grigg, J., Hibberd, P. L., Kurmi, O. P., Lam, K. B. H., . . . Martin, W. J. (2014). Respiratory risks from household air pollution in low and middle income countries. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 2(10), 23-860. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70168-7

42.    Ghosh, S., Balakrishnan, K., Mukhopadhyay, K., Sambandam, S., Puttaswamy, N., Chakraborty, M., . . . Pyne, S. (2014). Addressing disease burdens attributable to ambient and household air pollution in India: A review to scope future research priorities for carcinogenicity of air toxics Journal of the Indian Society for Agricultural Statistics, 68(3), 391-405.

43.    Bush, K. F., O'Neill, M. S., Li, S., Mukherjee, B., Hu, H., Ghosh, S., & Balakrishnan, K. (2014). Associations between extreme precipitation and gastrointestinal-related hospital admissions in Chennai, India. Environmental Health Perspectives, 122(3), 249-254. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1306807

44.    Balakrishnan, K., Mehta, S., Ghosh, S., Johnson, M., Bruce, N., & KR, S. (2014). Household Air Exposures : A Global Review WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines: Household Fuel Combustion Geneva: World Health Organisation.

45.    Balakrishnan, K., Cohen, A., & Smith, K. R. (2014). Addressing the burden of disease attributable to air pollution in India: The need to integrate across household and ambient air pollution exposures. Environmental Health Perspectives, 122(1), A6-A7. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1307822

2013

46.    Smith, K. R., Frumkin, H., Balakrishnan, K., Butler, C. D., Chafe, Z. A., Fairlie, I., . . . Schneider, M. (2013) Energy and human health. Vol. 34. Annu Rev Public Health (pp. 159-188).

47.    Roy, A., Ettinger, A. S., Hu, H., Bellinger, D., Schwartz, J., Modali, R., . . . Balakrishnan, K. (2013). Effect modification by transferrin C2 polymorphism on lead exposure, hemoglobin levels, and IQ. NeuroToxicology, 38, 17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2013.05.005

48.    Khush, R. S., Arnold, B. F., Srikanth, P., Sudharsanam, S., Ramaswamy, P., Durairaj, N., . . . Colford Jr, J. M. (2013). H2S as an indicator of water supply vulnerability and health risk in low-resource settings: A prospective cohort study. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 89(2), 251-259. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0067

49.    Epstein, M. B., Bates, M. N., Arora, N. K., Balakrishnan, K., Jack, D. W., & Smith, K. R. (2013). Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: The separate impacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 216(5), 523-532. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.12.006

 

50.    Clark, M. L., Peel, J. L., Balakrishnan, K., Breysse, P. N., Chillrud, S. N., Naeher, L. P., . . . Balbus, J. M. (2013). Health and household air pollution from solid fuel use: The need for improved exposure assessment. Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(10), 1120-1128. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1206429

51.    Bruce, N. G., Dherani, M. K., Das, J. K., Balakrishnan, K., Adair-Rohani, H., Bhutta, Z. A., & Pope, D. (2013). Control of household air pollution for child survival: Estimates for intervention impacts. BMC Public Health, 13(SUPPL.3). doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S8

52.    Balakrishnan, K., Ghosh, S., Ganguli, B., Sambandam, S., Bruce, N., Barnes, D. F., & Smith, K. R. (2013). State and national household concentrations of PM2.5 from solid cookfuel use: Results from measurements and modeling in India for estimation of the global burden of disease. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 12(1). doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-12-77

53.    Balakrishnan, K., Ganguli, B., Ghosh, S., Sambandam, S., Roy, S. S., & Chatterjee, A. (2013). A spatially disaggregated time-series analysis of the short-term effects of particulate matter exposure on mortality in Chennai, India. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 6(1), 111-121. doi: 10.1007/s11869-011-0151-6

54.    Anenberg, S. C., Balakrishnan, K., Jetter, J., Masera, O., Mehta, S., Moss, J., & Ramanathan, V. (2013). Cleaner cooking solutions to achieve health, climate, and economic cobenefits. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(9), 3944-3952. doi: 10.1021/es304942e

2012

55.    Sudharsanam, S., Swaminathan, S., Ramalingam, A., Thangavel, G., Annamalai, R., Steinberg, R., . . . Srikanth, P. (2012). Characterization of indoor bioaerosols from a hospital ward in a tropical setting. African Health Sciences, 12(2), 217-225. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v12i2.22

56.    Mukhopadhyay, R., Sambandam, S., Pillarisetti, A., Jack, D., Mukhopadhyay, K., Balakrishnan, K., . . . Smith, K. R. (2012). Cooking practices, air quality, and the acceptability of advanced cookstoves in Haryana, India: an exploratory study to inform large-scale interventions. Global Health Action, 5, 1-13.

               57.    Lim, S. S., Vos, T., Flaxman, A. D., Danaei, G., Shibuya, K., Adair-Rohani, H., . . . Ezzati, M. (2012). A                     comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor                         clusters in 21regions, 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The                      Lancet,380(9859), 2224-2260. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61766-8

               58.    Smith, K. R., K. Balakrishnan, C. Butler, Z. Chafe, I. Fairlie, P. Kinney, T. Kjellstrom, D. L. Mauzerall, T.                 McKone, A. McMichael and M. Schneider. Chapter 4 - Energy and Health. In Global Energy Assessment -                       Toward a Sustainable Future, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA and the                    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria (2012); pp. 255-324.

                B. Indexed Conference Proceedings

               1. Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay,                          Santu  Ghosh, Guruswamy Thangavel, Priscilla Johnson, Vidya Venugopal, Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan                      (2013). Integrated rural –urban cohorts for study of air pollution related health effects in pregnant women and               children in Southern India: Walking the talk. Environ. Health Perspect.;http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp.ehbasel13

                2.  Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Santu Ghosh, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Guruswamy                         Thangavel,Vidya Venugopal(2013). Implementing the recommendations of the WHO Indoor air quality                             guidelines to address household air pollution: a country perspective from India. Environ. Health Perspect.;                       http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                3.  Naveen Puttaswamy, Sudhakar Saidam, Srinivasan Natarajan, Rengaraj Siva, Satish Madhav,                                    Krishnendu  Mukhopadhyay, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan (2013). Reconstruction of daily                      average PM2.5 exposures in pregnant women: Preliminary results from the SICAPHE study. Environ. Health                  Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                4.  Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Rengaraj Siva, Satish Madhav, N. Durairaj, Amudha, Gayatri, N. Arulselvan,                    Naveen Puttaswamy, Santu Ghosh, Guruswamy Thangavel, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan                      (2013). Measurement of household concentrations for estimating PM2.5 exposures in pregnant women:                           Preliminary results from the SICAPHE study. Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. hbasel13

                 5.  Kalpana Balakrishnan, Suresh Dhaniyala, Santu Ghosh, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Sankar                               Sambandam, Nigel R Bruce, Kirk R. Smith(2013). Application of the WHO air quality guidelines to address                       ambient air pollution exposures in India: The need to address outdoor and household sources. Environ.                            Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                  6.  Saraswathy M, Durairaj N, Uma Maheswari, Srinivasan N,  Padmavathi R, Priscilla Johnson, Sriram                      ChandraMohan, Guruswamy Thangavel, Santu Ghosh, Kalpana Balakrishnan (2013). Assessment of                             respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function in relation to mold and dampness in South India: Preliminary                     results from the SICAPHE study. Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                   7.  Rajarajeswari K, Padmavathi R, Vidya Venugopal, Priscilla Johnson, Kalpana Balakrishnan (2013).                     Assessment of nutritional status in a pregnant women cohort examining health effects of air pollution:                               Preliminary results from the SICAPHE study. Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                   8.  Guruswamy Thangavel, Santu Ghosh, Sankar Sambandam,  Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Vidya                             Venugopal, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Nigel Bruce, Kirk R. Smith (2013). Household air pollution and                                  exposures: a systematic review of literature for the revised global household air pollution database.                                  Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                   9.  Sankar Sambandam, Santu Ghosh, Arulselvan Sadasivam, Rengaraj Siva, Satish Madhav,                                         Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay , Kalpana Balakrishnan, Hafeez Rehman, Veerabhadran Ramanathan (2013).                    Assessing household level exposure reductions associated with use of market based improved biomass                          cook- stoves in rural communities in India: Results from field assessments for Project Surya. Environ.                               Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                   10.  Vidhya Venugopal , Madhan Chandran, Krishnan Balaji, Archana Prabukumar, Jeremiah Chinnadurai,                        Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Tord Kjellstrom (2013). Occupational heat exposures on working people: A                              systematic review. Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                    11.  Darby Jack, Ajay Pillarisetti, Mayur Vaswani, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Michael Bates, Manoranjan                               Das, Patrick Kinney, Sankar Sambandam, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Kirk R Smith, Narendra K Arora                           (2013). What determines the adoption and continued use of advanced clean cookstoves? Environ. Health                       Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                     12.  Ajay Pillarisetti, Sankar Sambandam, Mayur Vayswani, N Arulselvam, Rengaraj Siva, Sathish                                  Madhav, Narendra K. Arora, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Michael N. Bates, Darby Jack, Patrick L. Kinney,                            Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Rupak Mukhopadhyay, and Kirk R. Smith (2013). Evaluating the impacts of                          an advanced stove intervention on traditional cooking patterns  and pollutant exposures in India using                              Stove Use Monitors. Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                    13. Darby Jack, Patrick Kinney, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Michael Bates,Kirk R Smith, Narendra K Arora                           (2013). Design and implementation of household air pollution intervention studies in relation to birth                                  outcomes: Results from Phase I activities in Ghana and India. Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org   /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13

                     14. Kirk R. Smith, Tord Kjellstrom, Vidhya Venugopal,Kalpana Balakrishnan, Bruno Lemke (2013).                                 Indoor Climate Implications of Extreme Outdoor Climates.  Environ. Health Perspect.http://dx.doi.org /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13                      

RESEARCH PROJECTS

7/2107 to present

Principal Investigator for project entitled” Delhi Air Pollution and Health Effects (DAPHNE)” funded by DBT, Govt. of India and NERC, UK

10/2016 to present

Principal Investigator for project entitled “Household air pollution and health: a multi-country LPG intervention trial” funded by the National Institutes of Health, USA

8/2016 to present

Principal Investigator for project entitled “Air Pollution, Health and Climate in India: Building Capacities for Health Research and Program Evaluation “ Funded by Indo-US Knowledge Initiative, USIEF

8/2016 to present

Co-Investigator for project entitled ”Assessment of health risks for mercury exposure through human biomonitoring in Chennai”. Funded by World Health Organisation (SEAR and EUR Offices)

3/2016 to present

Principal Investigator for project entitled” Developing exposure-response relationships for cardio-respiratory health risks  and household air pollution in rural communities of Tamil Nadu, India” in collaboration with Tufts University, USA. Funded by the Global Alliance of Clean Cookstoves, UN Foundation, PHI, CDC

3/2016 to present

Co –principal Investigator for project entitled “ Increasing LPG Use During Pregnancy: A Pilot evaluation of the GIU Campaign” in collaboration with KEMRHC, Pune and UCBerkeley. Funded by Implementation Science Network, NIH, USA, 

4/2012-present

Co-Principal investigator for training grant entitled” Global Health Equity Fellowships” in collaboration with University of California Berkeley, funded by the Fogarty International Centre, National Institutes of Health, USA .

2/2015- 11/2016

Co-investigator for project entitled “Exposure assessment and modeling for PM2.5 in the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS), a prospective cohort examining risk factors for cardiovascular health effects in India” in collaboration with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK ; University of Minnesota, USA, Public Health Foundation of India, National Institute of Nutrition, India. Funded by the European Research Council.

6/2014 -11/2016

Co-investigator for pilot study entitled “Exploring respiratory health outcomes from sustained use of efficient cook-stoves: A pilot cluster randomized trial in rural households of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka” in collaboration with Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA and Foundation for Ecological Security, Anand, India, funded by the National Institutes of Health, (R21) USA.

 

12/2013-6/2016

 

Co-Principal investigator for exploratory grant on” Orofacial Clefts: Nutritional and Environmental Risk Factors” in collaboration with Utah State University and University of Dundee, funded by National Institutes of Health (R21),USA and the UKIERI, UK.

3/2010-8/2015

Principal Investigator and Center Director for Centre for Advanced Research on Environmental Health (Air Pollution), Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt.of India.

4/2012- 8/2012

Principal Investigator for project entitled “Developing a framework for health effects of air pollution, in Lumbini, Nepal” funded by The World Health Organization, SEARO.

8/2011- 10/2013

Co-Investigator for project entitled” The National New Born Stove Trial: A Pilot Feasibility Assessment” in collaboration with UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and INCLEN Trust, India , funded in part by The World Bank.

6/2011- 6/2012

Principal Investigator for project entitled” Developing Trainer Guidance and Implementing a regional Framework for Basic Occupational Health Services” funded by The World Health Organzation, SEARO.

11/2009-3/2012

Principal Investigator for project entitled “Evaluation of Improved Biomass stoves: a pilot assessment for 2 states” funded by United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with UC SanDiego, USA and TERI(New Delhi).


SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

September 2017 to present

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweeden

March 2015 to present

Chair, Environmental Risk Factor Group, India State Level Disease Burden Initiative of the ICMR, Govt. of India, PHFI, New Delhi and IHME, USA

June 2016 to present

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Occupational Health, ICMR, Govt. of India

January 2016 to present

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute for Research on Environmental Health, ICMR, Govt. of India

March 2015 to present

Co-Chair, Air pollution Regional Assessment Report for the Asia-Pacific Clean Air Partnership, United Nations Environment Programme

February 2015 to present

Member, Clean Cooking Implementation Science Network for The Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

January 2016 to present

Member, Expert working group for Update of WHO Air Quality Guidelines, WHO Europe, Bonn, Germany.

January 2014 to present

Member, Steering Committee on Health Related Issues in Air Pollution, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. Of India

January 2014 to present

Member, Expert Group on Uniform Air Quality Indices for Indian Cities, Central Pollution Control Board, Govt. Of India

November 2009 to present

Regional Editor (India) , Environmental Health Perspectives, The Official Journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA

January 2012 to present

Member, Editorial Board, Air quality, Atmosphere and Health, Springer.

January 2012 to present

Associate Editor, International Journal for Public Health, Springer.

August 2015

Chair of the Global Platform on Air Quality and Health, World Health Organisation, August 20-27, Geneva.

December 2014

Chair of World Health Organisation Regional Meeting on Air Quality and the Launch of WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines: Household Fuel Combustion, December 12-14, New Delhi , India.  

August 2014

Member, Technical Advisory Group, World Health Organisation Conference on Climate and Health.

January 2014

Temporary Advisor, World Health Organisation . Chair of Technical Consultation on creating a Global Platform for Air Quality and Health, January 30-31, 2014, WHO, Geneva

May 2013

Temporary Advisor, United Nations World Health Assembly Joint Session of the World Health Organisation and The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)  

June 2012-June 2013

Member of  the Scientific Advisory Committee, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Paris

January -November 2013

Member, Technical Working Group For International Agency For Research on Cancer Monograph on Ambient Air Pollution

June 2011 to December 2014

Member, National Board of Examinations, Government of India

January 2011 to December 2014

Member, Technical Task Force for Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for the World Health Organization, Geneva.

 

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute.
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