Amod K. Pokhrel, Ph.D., M.S.

Amod K. Pokhrel, an Environmental Health Scientist and Lecturer,  holds a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focus is on environmental and occupational health related to household energy generation and uses in developing countries. His doctoral dissertation addressed how household air pollution (HAP) from cooking, heating, and lighting fuel increases the risk of Tuberculosis (disease), cataract and lens opacity in women in developing countries. He is currently conducting research on HAP and its effect on pneumonia in children, tuberculosis in men and women, and lung function, and cardiovascular disease in women in developing countries. He is also examining the environmental and health impacts in developing countries from using lead-based paint, and lead acid batteries for home lighting. His research has appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives, International Journal of Epidemiology, Optometry and Vision Science, and Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.