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Praveen Kumar, PhD

Praveen Kumar joined the Boston College School of Social Work faculty in 2017. He is an Assistant Professor of Global Practice. His research is grounded in implementation science and advances theoretical concepts and empirical evidence on the interface of environmental and global health, addressing challenges of vulnerable communities. A significant focus of his research is concerned with exploring economic, social, and behavioral determinants impacting well-being of resource constrained rural communities of South Asia, and particularly India. Dr. Kumar uses quantitative methods and Systems Sciences particularly social network analysis for his transdisciplinary research. Currently, Dr. Kumar is a coinvestigator of an NIH funded case control study wherein he has deployed stove use monitoring technologies to accurately record cookstoves’ usage patterns in below poverty line households of rural India.