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Naresh Kumar, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Associate Professor of Environmental health in Epidemiology and Public Health
305-243-4854 (Office)
Clinical Research Building, Room 1063

Dr. Kumar is an Associate Professor of Environmental health in the Epidemiology & Public Health, and Adjunct Faculty, Brown University and University of Iowa. He specializes in geospatial methodologies and technologies for quantify and characterize exposure to socio-physical environment, and pursuing an active and highly interdisciplinary research agenda. His research is supported by NIH, EPA, and NSF, which currently fund three complementary aspects of his research: health outcomes, exposure modeling, and methodology, respectively. This allows him to investigate the linkages between health and environment comprehensively in both developing and developed countries. He has published widely in environmental health journals, including Atmospheric Environment, Environment Science and Technology, and Social Science and Medicine.

Recent Publications

Kumar, N., Peters, T., Nixon, V., Sinha, K., Jiang, X. and Ziegenhorn, S., 2009, An Optimal Spatial Configuration of Sample Sites for Air Pollution Monitoring. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 59: 1308-16.

Kumar, N. and A. Foster, 2009, Air quality interventions and spatial dynamics of air pollution in Delhi and its surroundings, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 4(1/2): 85-111.

Kumar, N., 2009. An Optimal Spatial Sampling Design for Intra-Urban Population Exposure. Atmospheric Environment: 43(1), 1153-55. (DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.10.055).

Foster, A., Gutierrez, E. and N. Kumar, 2009, Voluntary Compliance, Pollution Levels, and Infant Mortality in Mexico. American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 99(2): 1–11.

Kumar, N., 2010, What can affect AOD-PM2.5 association? Environmental Health Perspective: 118, (3), A2-3.

Persoon, C., Peters, T., Kumar, N. and Hornbuckle, K., 2010, Spatial Distribution of Airborne Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Cleveland, OH and Chicago, IL. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 2797–2802.

Kumar, N., J. Chen and D. Liang, 2011, A Novel Method of Location Based Listing of Residential Addresses, Social Science Research Network, Working Paper Series, 1808962 (

Kumar, N., Liang, D., Linderman, M. and J. Chen, 2011, An Optimal Spatial Sampling for Demographic and Health Surveys. Social Science Research Network, Working Paper Series, 1808947 (

Chen, Y., Jin, Z.J., Kumar, N. and G. Shi, 2011, The Promise of Beijing: Evaluating the Impact of the 2008 Olympic Games on Air Quality, National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series, 16907.

A. Foster and N. Kumar, 2011, Health Effects of Air Quality Regulations in Delhi. Atmospheric Environment, 45(9):1675-1683 (DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.01.005)

Kumar, N., A. Foster, A. Chu, T. Peters, and R. Willis, 2011, Satellite Remote Sensing for Developing Time-Space Resolved Estimates of Ambient Particulate in Cleveland, OH. Aerosol Science and Technology, 45(9): 1090-1108.
DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2011.581256.