Health, Environment, and Vulnerable Populations



1. Arsenic contamination

  • Dr. Habibul Ahsan works to understand the causes of mortality from long-term exposure to arsenic from well water, which his research has found responsible for one in five deaths of Bangladeshis.

2. Household air pollution

  • Dr. Sola Olopade’s research examines the effect of indoor exposure to smoke from burning low-grade fuels on the health of women and children in Nigeria and Bangladesh, in collaboration with Dr. Ahsan in Bangladesh. Household air pollution contributes to the deaths of 1.2 million women and children yearly, and both countries' high burden of disease.

3. Social network analysis of HIV INFECTION in msm 

1"Preventing Diseases Through Healthy Environments," World Health Organization, 2006.