"Little pools of water tend to become stagnant and useless, but if they are joined together to form a big lake the atmosphere is cooled and there is universal benefit" (Sardar Patel)


CHAIR-India brings together an international interdisciplinary team of experts with a range of multidisciplinary expertise, appropriate to the multifaceted aims of the project.

We have expertise in geographical information systems, air pollution assessment, environmental, cardiovascular and pulmonary epidemiology, social determinants of health, advanced applications of biostatistics. We have a strong track record of collaboration together in various constellations and years of experience in several other multi-center collaborations. 

The work is led and coordinated centrally through the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (PI Petter Ljungman) in close collaboration with the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Delhi, India (PI Dorairaj Prabhakaran), Centre for Health Analytics Research and Trends, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University (PI Poornima Prabhakaran) and Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health (PI Joel Schwartz).

The core project team includes researchers from:

Centre for Health Analytics Research and Trends, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University

  • Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran (PI India)
  • Dr. Siddhartha Mandal
  • Dr. Suganthi Jaganathan
  • Ajit Rajiva
  • Dr. Jyothi Menon
  • Dr. Gagandeep Kaur Walia
  • Dr. Shweta Dixit

Karolinska Institutet

  • Dr. Petter Ljungman (PI Sweden)
  • Dr. Massimo Stafoggia
  • Dr. Jeroen de Bont
  • Dr. ├ůsa Persson
  • Dr. Marcus Dahlquist

Centre for Chronic Disease Control

  • Prof. Dorairaj Prabhakaran
  • Kishore Kumar
  • Anubrati Dutta
  • Praggya Sharma

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Prof. Joel Schwartz

Ben Gurion University

  • Prof. Itai Kloog

Boston University School of Public Health

  • Prof. Gregory Wellenius
  • Dr. Kevin Lane
  • Dr. Amruta Nori-Sarma

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Dr. Heresh Amini