Vrinda Kalia

26 May – 1 August 2014 | Profile shared during internship at IIHS

Currently pursuing Master of Public Health at Columbia University, New York.

BPharm MS Ramaiah College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru.


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 Bengaluru, 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.