Ajay Pillarisetti MPH, PhD

Faculty Affiliate
Environmental Health Sciences

Ajay Pillarisetti is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. He received a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from Berkeley and an MPH in Global Environmental Health and BS in Biology from Emory University. Dr. Pillarisetti’s research focuses on measuring and modeling the health, climate, and economic impacts of air pollution, with a focus on household energy use and related behaviors in low and middle-income countries. He has over fifteen years of experience working on global environmental health research, practice, and capacity building in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, with a recent focus on making science-backed, policy-relevant recommendations on the benefits of clean energy transitions at scale. His work has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, US EPA, the Clean Cooking Alliance, and a Fulbright student research grant, among others. Dr. Pillarisetti is committed to inclusive teaching and research environments and to increasing access to environmental health research and mentorship opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.