CCEH is an initiative aimed at addressing the health impacts of climate change and the environment in the developing world. It seeks to accomplish this through sustainable solutions emanating from academics, research, training, consultation and advocacy in a national and global perspective.


CCCEH is a pioneer in environmental health with a strong focus on developing countries in South and South-East Asia. It is known for evidence-based research having implications for policy, programs and people. The Centre has a strong commitment towards the most vulnerable groups, that is, women, children, urban poor and indigenous population thus contributing to environmental justice. CCCEH’s work takes place in the “real world” with lessons learnt by "learning by doing" and replicated globally wherever found suitable.


The focal point for the Centre is a Convenor who works with faculty at the Institute and is advised by senior management. Faculty at the Centre are subject matter experts including but not limited to Public Health, Anthropology, Demography, GIS, Econometrics and Communications

Core Faculty

Dr. Preetha GS Dr. Manish Priyadarshi Dr. Anandi Ramachandran Dr. Vinay Tripathi Dr. Sumant Swain

Associated Faculty

Dr. AK Khokhar Dr. Pradeep Panda Dr. Sumesh Kumar Dr. Nishikant Bele Ms. Divya Agarwal



Dr. Nitish Dogra, Convenor, CCEH &Associate Professor,

International Institute of Health Management Research, Delhi


Dr. Nitish Dogra is a public health physician, currently serving as faculty at IIHMR. In addition to his MPH from JHSPH, Dr. Dogra received an MBBS and an MD from the University of Delhi. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, JHU while on a Fulbright Fellowship. He has catalyzed the field of Climate and Health with achievements such as being editor for Climate Change and Disease Dynamics in India, convening the NIH supported Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India (UCHAI) training workshop and delivering an invited commentary at the 1st Conference on Health & Climate at WHO Headquarters, Geneva. Dr. Dogra’s innovation linking a community-based air quality monitoring system with social media has been featured on BBC.