Awardee for the 2019/20 Cohort
Among nearly 100 applications received from 31 economies across six continents, Dr Chinmoy Sarkar is named the inaugural NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership.
Born and raised in India and educated in his home country and the United Kingdom, Dr Sarkar is the concept lead, developer and PI of the UK Biobank Urban Morphometric Platform (UKBUMP) project which involves spatial modelling and development of the world’s largest health-specific built environment data platform studying links between built environment and health. His goal is to develop more robust and causal models of associations between built environment and health and test them on some of the world’s leading epidemiological cohorts, with an objective of informing urban health policies that can accurately incentivize or constrain positive or negative urban externalities and lifestyles respectively. Through formal training provided by the Fellowship, Dr Sarkar hopes to develop the science of healthy cities, and create/retrofit spaces and places in our neighbourhoods and cities that support healthy behaviours and lifestyle. View more about Dr Chinmoy Sarkar and his work here.