Meena Sehgal is an epidemiologist by training and works on environmental issues impacting human health. She leads a team of research professionals working on assessing various environmental compartments for pollutants and health effects. Her areas of focus include climate-sensitive health risks and emerging issues related to the effects of urban development on human health. She has been the principal investigator for projects focussing on assessment of heavy metals in different environmental compartments, assessment of health effects from air pollutants at different work sites, and outdoor air quality. These projects have helped inform various stakeholders and policy makers.
Ms Sehgal earned her Master’s in Public Health in International Health in 1996 from Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.