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Dr Elisa Puzzolo MSc(hons), MPH, PhD

Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of CLEAN-Air(Africa) Global Health Reserach Unit Public Health, Policy & Systems


Personal Statement

Elisa Puzzolo is a Senior Research Fellow in Global Public Health within the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems. She is the Co-Director of the CLEAN-Air(Africa) Global Health Research Unit funded by the UK NIHR and jointly leads the Energy, Air Pollution and Health Research Group with Prof. Daniel Pope. She is also the Senior Scientific Advisor to the Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP), a UN-backed NGO that partners with low and middle-income country governments to create national plans for rapid and sustainable scale-up of LPG for clean cooking.

Her primary research focus is the health effects and adoption of household cooking interventions to reduce exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from solid fuel use. Much of her research relates to the evaluation of interventions, including the assessment of clean cooking fuels and technologies and their impacts on health and society through mixed-method research. She is a member of the US National Institute of Health (NIH) Implementation Science Network for Clean Cooking and has been a co-investigator and policy advisor to the Household Air Pollution Investigation Network (HAPIN) trial (2017-2022)

In her former roles, Elisa worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, contributing to the coordination programme on household energy, air pollution, health and climate change.