Sumeeta Srinivasan is a Preceptor in Geospatial Methods at the Department of Government at Harvard University a short distance down river Charles from MIT where she did her PhD. She is also affiliated with the China Project at the SEAS and the Center for Geographic Analysis at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard. Dr. Srinivasan's main research interest is in studying urbanization and its effects on air quality and health. Her focus is on Asia but she is also interested in studying sustainability through the lens of urban systems in any context – developing or developed. She uses geographical analysis methods in her research and specializes in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial models. She has taught courses in GIS, spatial analysis methods, transportation, and land use planning. In the past, she has worked with non-governmental organizations in India on action based research in informal housing and vernacular construction methods.