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Deepti Adlakha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Director, Natural Learning Initiative (NLI)


Deepti Adlakha, Ph.D., will be the Director of NLI and a faculty member in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning starting in August 2021, working closely with co-founder Nilda Cosco, Ph.D., Director of Programs.

Dr. Deepti Adlakha comes from the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, UK. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, a Master’s in Urban Design, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis. Her interests lie at the intersection of relationships and disparities between the natural environment and human health—including children, youth, and families.