Assistant Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation; Doctoral Candidate, Public Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Gulrez Shah Azhar is an assistant policy analyst at the nonprofit RAND Corporation and a public policy doctoral student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where his work focuses on heat waves. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health, part of the Public Health Foundation of India, where he worked on issues of environmental health, climate change, and infectious diseases, focusing on surveillance and early warning systems. A researcher who is passionate about health, the environment, and development, Azhar, along with other partners, helped develop India’s first heat-preparedness plan in Ahmedabad, India. He interned at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva.