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Amod ​Pokhrel, PhD, MS

Lecturer, On-campus / Online MPH program


Amod Pokhrel is an environmental health scientist. He teaches Environmental Health Sciences in the MPH curriculum at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. He is also a subject matter expert and the visiting faculty at the Nepal Open University. His research and professional interests fall at the intersection of energy, environment, climate change, environmental justice, and health related to household energy use in developing countries. His research involves the domain of exposure science (indoor and outdoor air pollution), energy use assessment, data science, and environmental epidemiology. Collaborating with researchers at UC Berkeley, he is looking at ways to improve the environment, climate, and population health by increasing access to clean, modern cooking fuel (biogas, liquified petroleum gas, electric cookstoves) in developing countries.

Research Interests

  • Air Pollution
  • Energy, Environment, Climate Change, and Health
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Environmental Justice
  • Global Environmental Health
  • Impact Evaluation


  • PhD – Environmental Health Sciences
    University of California, Berkeley
  • MS – Environmental Health Sciences
    University of California, Berkeley


Courses Taught

    • PBHLTH (PHW) 200F
    • Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences

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