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HEI appoints Global Health Oversight Committee


For nearly 20 years, the Health Effects Institute has had an active Global Health Program supported by a range of international foundations and agencies. In Fall 2020, HEI constituted a new Global Health Oversight Committee, chaired by Dr. Jon Samet. The Committee is charged with advising HEI on existing global projects, assisting with the design and oversight of research programs, and providing strategic advice to HEI on the growth of the program. Committee members are as follows:


Jonathan M. Samet, Chair  

Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, and Dean, Colorado School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology


Kalpana Balakrishnan

Associate Dean (Research), Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra University, and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Air Quality, Climate and Health


Kiros Berhane

Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and Member of HEI Review Committee


Michal Krzyzanowski

Visiting Professor, Imperial College London


Eloise Marais

Associate Professor in Physical Geography, Department of Geography, University College London