Gautam N. Yadama is Professor and the Dean of Boston College School of Social Work. His research is focused on understanding poverty and environment dynamics, and interventions to address the attendant social, economic, environment, and health outcomes. He has implemented a randomized control trial to study the sustainability of new and efficient energy technologies in rural India to reduce household air pollution and improve health and wellbeing of women and children. His book, Fires, Fuel & the Fate of 3 Billion: State of the Energy Impoverished (Oxford University Press), outlines an argument for transdisciplinary research to tackle complex problems such as household air pollution that reside at the intersections of poverty, environment, and health. He is using social network analysis and community based system dynamics to study how interventions to reduce pollution are adopted and sustained by the poor in rural India. He is a member of the Implementation Science Network on Clean Cooking at the Fogarty Institute of the National Institutes of Health, USA.
Yadama, G. N., Schechtman, K., B., Biswas, P., Castro, M., & Chalise, N. (May 2013). Indoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Health: A Transdisciplinary Vision. In D. Haire-Joshu & T. McBride (Eds.), Transdisciplinary Public Health: Research and Practice: Jossey Bass.
Yadama, Gautam N. (Photography by Mark Katzman) (2014). Fires, Fuel, and Fate of 3 Billion: State of the Energy Impoverished (Oxford University Press).
Leavey A., Londeree J., Priyadarshini P., Puppala J., Schechtman KB., Yadama G., Biswas P. (2015). Real-Time Particulate and CO Concentrations from Cookstoves in Rural Households in Udaipur, India. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 7423−7431.
Kumar P., Chalise, N., Yadama, G. (2016). Dynamics of sustained use and abandonment of clean cooking systems: study protocol for community-based system dynamics modeling. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15:70. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-016-0356-2.
Rosenthal, Joshua et al. (2017). Implementation Science to Accelerate Clean Cooking for Public Health. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125:1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP1018.
Landrigan, Philip et al. (2017). Lancet Commission of Pollution and Health, http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
Pandey, A., Patel, S., Pervez, S., Tiwari, S., Yadama, G.N., Chow, J.C., Watson, J.G., Biswas, P., Chakrabarty, R.K. (2017). Aerosol emissions factors from traditional biomass cookstoves in India: insights from field measurements. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13721–13729. DOI https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13721-2017.
Kumar, P., Dhand, A., Tabak, R., Brownson, R., Yadama, G.N. (2017). Adoption and sustained use of cleaner cooking fuels in rural India: A case control study protocol to understand household, network, and organizational drivers. Archives of Public Health, 75:70. DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-017-0244-2.
Jayendran, V., Solanki, C., Werner, K., Yadama, G.N. (2018). Addressing Energy Poverty in India: A systems perspective on the role of localization, affordability, and saturation in implementing solar technologies. Energy Research & Social Science, 40, 205-210. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.02.011.
Chalise, N., Kumar, P., Yadama, G.N., (2018). Dynamics of sustained use and abandonment of clean cooking systems: Lessons from rural India. Environ. Res. Lett. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aab0af.