Sumeet Saksena

Senior Fellow, Research Program
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PhD, Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
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Interdisciplinary research in: Environmental Risk Analysis; Exposure Assessment; Environmental Health; Air Pollution; Emerging Infectious Diseases, Environmental Justice, Impacts of Peri-urbanization; and Public Perceptions of Environmental Risks

Sumeet Saksena served as a Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Studies, The Energy and resources Institute, India till 2001. He is also Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Member of the International Society of Exposure Assessment; Committee on Indoor Environment Quality, United States Department of Energy; Advisory Group for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment; Standing Research Advisory Committee for the Central Statistical Organization; and the Technical Working Group, Cities 21 Pilot Project, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. His research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, US Department of State, The World Bank, etc.

Publications: Evidence for the Convergence Model: the Emergence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) in Viet Nam; Classifying and mapping the urban transition in Vietnam; Environmental justice in the context of commuters' exposure to CO and PM10 in Bangalore, India;  Domestic Environment and Health of Women and Children, Development of Environment Statistics in Developing Asian and Pacific Countries, Policy Uses of Particulate Exposure Estimates, Total Exposure as the Basis of Economic Valuation of Air Pollution in India; etc.

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