Yusuf Jameel, Ph.D.

Research Manager, Drawdown Lift

Yusuf Jameel, Ph.D., is a multidisciplinary environmental scientist with experience in water resources, public health, big data analytics, and science communication. He is passionate about using his expertise in research, data mining, and analytical capabilities to work on urgent, socially significant issues to bridge the gap between scientists, policymakers, and the public. As the Research Manager for Drawdown Lift, he will identify, develop, and promote climate solutions that alleviate poverty and improve human well-being.

Previously, Yusuf worked as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Florida. He led several projects focused on understanding groundwater systems in the U.S. and South Asia, evaluating novel approaches to reduce drinking water arsenic contamination in South Asia, and developing statistical tools to analyze large environmental datasets. He has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals focused on hydrology, environmental science, and public health.

Yusuf obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Utah, where he developed geotracers-based methods to analyze large public water supply systems. In addition, he holds an M.S./B.S. in Earth Sciences from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India.

Outside work, Yusuf enjoys playing squash, hiking, reading, and volunteering for social organizations.