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Data collection in the field. Bihar, India.

Sixty Duke University faculty members conduct research in or related to India. Their research topics range from healthcare access to air quality.

To find Duke faculty members with research or expertise in India, visit Duke’s global activities map.

Featured research projects:

Cohesive India - Professor Manoj Mohanan studies healthcare delivery, chronic disease management and telemedicine in communities across India.

Poverty dynamics – Professor Anirudh Krishna researches movement into and out of poverty in India.

Air pollution – Professor Mike Bergin studies air pollution and its effects on human health, the environment, and the efficiency of solar technology in India.

Clean cookstoves – Professors Subhrendu Pattanayak and Marc Jeuland study improved household energy technologies and their effects on health, livelihood and the environment.

Microfinance – Professor Erica Field focuses on the effects of microfinance on poverty and well-being in rural India.

Giving and learning – Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy researches private philanthropy directed toward the development of colleges and universities in India.

Reinventing the toilet – Researchers at Duke, RTI International and Colorado State University have partnered to study high-tech methods for sanitary waste disposal in Ahmedabad.

Water quality – Professor Avner Vengosh is working on World Bank funded research on groundwater quality in Rajasthan with the goal of making policy recommendations to the Indian government.