Rashmi Joglekar


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Rashmi Joglekar is a staff scientist with the Toxic Exposure and Health Program, and is based in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Rashmi Joglekar completed her Ph.D. from the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program at Duke University, earning a degree specializing in neurodevelopmental toxicology. Using both human and rat studies, Rashmi’s doctoral research identified persistent genetic and behavioral outcomes resulting from developmental tobacco smoke exposure.

At Duke, Rashmi served as a science policy fellow at Duke’s Environmental Law and Policy Clinic where she worked with a local nonprofit organization to help pass the first-ever statewide regulation mandating lead testing of drinking water at childcare centers across North Carolina. In the summer of 2019, Rashmi was appointed by Durham County to serve on the Durham City/County Environmental Affairs Board where she aided in community-wide efforts to adopt a circular economy in the City of Durham.

Prior to her graduate studies at Duke, Rashmi received her B.S. in Biotechnology from Indiana University and spent a year and a half studying opera performance at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

The Latest by Rashmi Joglekar

Three children dressed for Halloween in, from left to right, skeleton, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Super Girl costumes.
November 12, 2020

Chemicals Lurking in Toys and Costumes are Harmful to Children. EPA Must Act Now.

Plastics are everywhere: in couches, televisions, makeup, toys, costumes, and even children’s bodies. New reports show the dangers synthetic chemicals in plastics pose to children’s health.
The Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania spews smoke into the air.
April 15, 2020

La Contaminación Del Aire Hace Que El Coronavirus Sea Más Letal

Un nuevo estudio de la Universidad de Harvard se suma a la creciente evidencia de que debemos hacer cumplir las regulaciones más estrictas sobre emisiones tóxicas para salvar vidas.
An aerial view of smog in Los Angeles, California.
April 13, 2020

Air Pollution Makes COVID-19 More Deadly

Staff Scientist Rashmi Joglekar explains how a new Harvard study adds to a growing pile of evidence that we must enforce stricter regulations on toxic emissions to save lives.