Kavi Bhalla

Visiting Academic


Kavi Bhalla, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences of the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, and Affiliated Faculty at the Harris School of Public Policy.  His research focuses on the health impacts of transportation systems with a special emphasis on the prevention of road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries. His recent work has included the development of analytical tools for improving estimates of the incidence of injuries in information-poor settings using available data sources. Kavi co-led the injury expert group of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Project.  He is formally trained as a mechanical engineer and his PhD (Cornell, 2001) thesis research focused on the mechanics of material failure, which he later applied to the study of injury biomechanics and vehicle crashworthiness.