Research Fellow & Executive Aide to the President
Bhargav Krishna received an undergraduate degree in engineering (Biotechnology) from Anna University, Chennai, and a Master’s degree in Global Environmental Change from King’s College London for his mixed-methods research on the sociological impacts of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Prior to joining PHFI, Bhargav worked in management consulting with KPMG in Bangalore, India, and later with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) at the New York Liaison Office, specializing in work related to the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. He has contributed to published material submitted before the UN General Assembly, and was actively involved in the intergovernmental negotiations related to the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals.
At PHFI, Bhargav co-ordinates the Foundation’s work on environmental health, leading engagements with the government, corporate sector, multilateral and bilateral agencies. He was the technical lead for an online course on public health launched by PHFI in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and has also contributed to work with the central and state governments on Air Pollution and Universal Health Coverage. He is currently the project coordinator of a 5-year NIH-funded, multi-site research and training grant focused on the cardiovascular impacts of air pollution, and an investigator on a Rockefeller Foundation-funded study on mainstreaming the SDGs in India.