Vrinda Kalia

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Currently pursuing Master of Public Health at Columbia University, New York. Graduated with Bachelor of Pharmacy from MS Ramaiah College of Pharmacy, Bangalore.


Vrinda worked on a literature review of water and sanitation and its human health impacts. The review considers the impact of solid waste management on health as well as gaps in current knowledge of burden of disease attributable to water, sanitation and hygiene.

She has also worked on a case study of tanker water regulation in Bangalore, for a brief time period.

Her Master’s thesis is a study on the neurotoxicity of exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid and traumatic brain injury. The thesis project is being conducted in the Environmental Health Sciences lab at Columbia University under Dr Tòmas Guilarte.

Internship Duration:
26th May 2014 to 1st August 2014