Nita Chaudhuri


  • Department: History and Politics
  • Graduate Program(s): Diplomacy and International Law, International Affairs
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Born in Canada, Dr.Chaudhuri has been an adjunct module Professor at the American University of Paris since 2010. She is a specialist in Health, Equity, Environment and Sustainable Development. She has worked as a development practitioner for 25 years in Senegal, Bangladesh, India, Uzbekistan, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, Canada and France. Interdisciplinary participatory processes to problem solving are the cornerstone of her approach to research and action.


  • Ph.D. - Education and Environmental Health (University of Toronto)
  • M.Sc. - Public Health (Environmental Health) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • M.Sc. - International Planning and Nutrition (University of Guelph)
  • B.Sc(Hon.). - Biology (University of Ottawa)


Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Chaudhuri, Ipsita Nita. 2017. Community Mobilization for slum Upgrading through sanitation in Roma informal settlements in the Paris region. Frontiers Public Health vol 5. August
  • Chaudhuri, Nita. 2016. Recycling, Ethics and Social Difference. Women Environment International. Vol. 96-97.
  • Chaudhuri, Nita. 2016. Climate Change, Health and Gender Equity: The Roma in France. The Global Climate and Health Alliance.Chaudhuri, Nita, Braubach, M. 2012. Gaps in Evidence and Restrictions on Assessing Environmental Health Inequalities in Environmental Health Inequalities in Europe. WHO, Bonn
  • Chaudhuri, Nita. 2009. Using Participatory Education and Action Research for Health Risk Reduction Among Farmers in Dakar, Senegal in “Agriculture in Urban Planning”. IDRC, Canada
  • Chaudhuri, Nita. 2005. Where the child lives and plays in “Children’s Health and the Environment – A Global Perspective. WHO (World Health Organisation), Geneva. Switzerland
  • Chaudhuri, Nita. 2004. Interventions to Improve Children’s Health by Improving the Housing Environment in Reviews on Environmental Health vol 19, Nos 3-4.
  • Chaudhuri, Nita. 1998. Child Health, Poverty and the Environment: The Canadian Context in Canadian Journal of Public Health. Volume 89, Supplement 1.
  • Chaudhuri, Nita. 1996. Write it Down and Act it up, (Environmental Health and Community Health Centre Programming). Alternatives Journal. 23-1 Winter
  • E.Fuller-Thomson, J.Lee, E.Lawson, N. Chaudhuri, M. Thompson. 1997. Selfcare Strategies for Managing Respiratory Illness in South East Toronto: Life Histories of Chinese and Caribbean Immigrants in Canadian Journal of Regional Science. Bol. XX:1,2
  • Buckeridge, David L, Robin Mason, Ann Robertson, John Frank, Richard Glazier, Lorraine Purdon, Carl G Amrhein, Nita Chaudhuri, Esme Fuller-Thomson, and Peter Gozdyra. 2002. Making health data maps: a case

Conferences & Lectures

  • International Union for Health Promotion Conference. Poster presentation Global Health Challenges in Sustainable Development and Conflict Resolution. Curitaba, Brazil May 22-26, 2016
  • COP21 Paris. Delegate of Women's Gender Constituency one of the 9 Stakeholder Groups of the UNFCC process. Paris, France December 2015
  • Canadian Conference on Global Health. Workshop presented "Global Health Challenges and Conflict Resolution" Montreal, Canada November 2015
  • Sport, its Universal Values and Anti-doping Curriculum. November 20-22, 2013 UNESCO
  • Environmental Health Inequalities in Europe: Towards an European Assessment Report. Bonn Germany, 16-17 June 2011. WHO Euro
  • Towards Environmental Health Inequality Reports: Development and Piloting of a National Assessment Tool. Bonn, Germany 25-26 October 2009. WHO Euro