Ph.D. in Sustainable Development

The sustainability of development presents some of the most important policy challenges concerning the future of our planet, and it requires an interdisciplinary approach involving the social, natural, engineering, and health sciences. The PhD in Sustainable Development includes a set of rigorous core requirements in the social and natural sciences designed to provide a deep understanding of the interaction between natural and social systems, and provides students with the flexibility to pursue in-depth research in a broad variety of critical policy areas. No other doctoral program produces graduates with the unique combination of diverse skills and deep insight into the most challenging problems of future human welfare. Together with experts and faculty at Columbia, you’ll conduct research in a wide variety of areas, including climate change and its social consequences, causes and solutions to extreme poverty, energy systems, agricultural transitions, water resources, and more.

UNIT HEAD(S)

 

TEAM

Name Title Email
Deshwal, Abhishek PhD Student, Sustainable Development ad3884@columbia.edu
Padin-Dujon, Alejandra PhD Student asp2253@columbia.edu
Gafanova, Alina PhD Student ag4821@columbia.edu
Wilson, Andrew PhD Student ajw2206@columbia.edu
Papp, Anna PhD Student, Sustainable Development ap3907@columbia.edu
Scalera, Cameron PhD Student cs4356@columbia.edu
Hayek, Carolyn PhD Student, Sustainable Development ch3062@columbia.edu
Berestycki , Clara PhD Student, Sustainable Development csb2196@columbia.edu
Björkegren, Daniel Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs db3655@columbia.edu
Hogan, Dylan PhD Student dth2133@columbia.edu
Tan, Eugene PhD Student pt2535@columbia.edu
Wang, Fanyu PhD Student fw2397@columbia.edu
Grosset, Florian PhD Student fg2429@columbia.edu
Gonzalez Sutil, Gabriel PhD Student, Sustainable Development g.gonzalezsutil@columbia.edu
Heal, Geoff gmh1@columbia.edu
Farkas, Hannah PhD Student haf2130@columbia.edu
Hemati, Hasti PhD Student hh2967@columbia.edu
Jeong, Hayeon PhD Student hj2556@columbia.edu
Kim, Hyae Ryung PhD Student, Sustainable Development hk2901@columbia.edu
Smythe, Isabella Student iss2118@columbia.edu
McDevitt-Irwin, Jesse PhD Student, Sustainable Development jrm2275@columbia.edu
Lu, Jessie PhD Student, Sustainable Development jl6001@columbia.edu
Mutter, John Professor jcm7@columbia.edu
Choi, Jun Ho PhD Student jc5341@columbia.edu
Ho, Justin PhD Student, Sustainable Development jsh2200@columbia.edu
Obolensky, Marguerite PhD Student, Sustainable Development m.obolensky@columbia.edu
Norman, Maya PhD Student, Sustainable Development man2185@columbia.edu
Marx, Nicolas PhD Student, Sustainable Development nkd2120@columbia.edu
Bressler, R. Daniel (Danny) PhD Student, Sustainable Development rdb2148@columbia.edu
Zuniga Valladares, Roberto PhD Student rz2516@columbia.edu
Li, Ruixie PhD Student rl3320@columbia.edu
Kudalkar, Sahila PhD Student sk5304@columbia.edu
Barrett, Scott Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics sb3116@columbia.edu
Reese, Sean PhD Student sar2272@columbia.edu
Kim, Seung PhD Student sk5316@columbia.edu
Thies, Stephan PhD Student st3339@columbia.edu
Bhattacharyya, Sujoy PhD Student sb4439@columbia.edu
Erda, Tarikua PhD Student, Sustainable Development te2289@columbia.edu
Braun, Thomas PhD Student, Sustainable Development tpb2128@columbia.edu
Aldrich, Tomara Program Coordinator, PhD Program in Sustainable Development tsa2110@sipa.columbia.edu
du Puy, Tristan PhD Student, Sustainable Development td2631@columbia.edu
Bagilet, Vincent PhD Student, Sustainable Development vincent.bagilet@columbia.edu