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Zachary Burt earned his PhD at the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. He is currently an NIH postdoctoral training fellow in the Climate and Health Group at Columbia University and recently completed a Nehru-Fulbright fellowship at the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay.

Dr. Burt is interested in the techno-social systems which manufacture and allocate risk, and how these play out in the water and sanitation systems of low, middle and high income countries. He has researched the costs and benefits of urban water service improvements, willingness to pay for household water treatment and inequities in sanitation systems. He has conducted field research in India, Tanzania, Kenya, and Morocco, and assessed urban water policies in California, India and Kenya.

Academic Positions

  • 20192016

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Climate and Health Group, Mailman School of Public Health
    Columbia University, New York

  • 20182017

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas
    Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay

  • 20162015

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Blum Center for Developing Economies, University of California, Berkeley

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Energy and Resources

    University of California, Berkeley

  • MS 2009

    MS in Energy and Resources

    University of California, Berkeley

  • B.A. 2001

    Dual B.A. in Chemistry and Economics

    University of California, Berkeley