About us

ISGlobal (CREAL befor July 2017) is a leader in environmental exposure assessment and epidemiology. The centre’s investigators are experienced in epidemiological studies of environmental factors and child health, including perinatal outcomes, asthma, neurodevelopment, and cancer.

All have long-standing experience in national and international multi-centre investigations on environment and health. This includes evaluating of environmental risks, training in epidemiological methods and publishing in high ranking journals.

ISGLobal also has extensive experience in national and international multi-centre investigations focused on birth cohorts and children, including in the coordination of recent FP7 funded projects: CHICOS, MeDALL, ENRIECO, PHENOTYPE and MOBIKIDS.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the ERC Grant Agreement number 336167

CHAI Project team

Barcelona Institute for Global Health

(before July 2016: CREAL-Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology)


Dr. Cathryn Tonne | Principal Investigator

Mar Alvarez | Project manager

Albert Ambros | GIS technician

Maëlle Salmon | Statistician

Margaux Sanchez | Post-doc

Ariadna Curto | Pre-doctoral student

Carles Milà| Statistician

Professor Julian Marshall | Investigator

Dr. V Sreekanth | Air pollution project manager

Kishore Kumar

Christopher Bulkley-Logston

Elizabeth Klasen

Sri Ramachandra University


Dr. S Sankar | Investigator

Professor Kalpana Balakrishnan | Investigator

Arul Selvan

Sathish Madhav

N Srinivasan


Public Health Foundation of India


Dr. Sanjay Kinra | Investigator. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Dr.G.V.S. Murthy | Investigator. Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad

Santhi Bhogadi | Project Coordinator

Chitra Sharma | Research Associate

Pavitra Madhira | Research Assistant

Dr Srivalli Addanki  | Field Medical Officer


Field Team

Praveen Dadigala

Subhash Masapeta

Harikrishna Noule

Prasad Undrajavarapu

Koteswara Rao Vasimalla

Soumya Moosa

Sailaja Markandeya

Niharika Muddepaka

Amaravathi Mora

Sandeep Kumar Gyara

Sandeep Masapeta

Madhavi Mandula

Bhoja Raju Banavath

Dr. Bharati Kulkarni |  Investigator. National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
Dublin City University (DCU)