Rahul Goel, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi, India), Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Transport and Health: Traffic Injury Epidemiology, Traffic Emissions and Air Pollution, Active Travel and Physical Activity, Health Impact Assessment, Gender and Transport



    • Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from Transportation  Research and Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India,2017.
    • M.S. in Transportation Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA ,2010.
    • B.Tech. in civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India,2008.



    1. Verma, A. Upadhyay D. & Goel, R. (2011). An integrated approach for optimal rail transit corridor identification and scheduling using geographical information system, Journal of King Saud University Science, Elsevier, Vol. 23, No.3, 255–271.
    2. Goel, R. & Burris, M. (2012). HOT lane policies and their implications, Transportation, Springer, Vol. 39, 1019-1033.
    3. Verma, A. & Goel, R. (2013). Combined model for feeder route generation and schedule within an integrated mass transit planning framework. Indian Journal of Transport Management, Vol. 37, No.1, 54-74.
    4. Tiwari, G. & Goel, R. (2013). Metro Rail in Indian Cities: Feasibility and Impacts. Shelter, Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd, New Delhi, India, Vol. 14, No. 2, 14-22
    5. Guttikunda, S. K. & Goel, R. (2013). Health impacts of particulate pollution in a megacity—Delhi, India. Environmental Development, Vol. 6, 8-20. Awarded best research paper certificate by the journal.
    6. Guttikunda, S. K. Goel, R. & Pant, P. (2014). Nature of air pollution, emission sources, and management in the Indian cities. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 95, 501-510.
    7.  Guttikunda, S. K. Goel, R. Mohan, D. Tiwari, G. & Gadepally, R. (2014). Particulate and gaseous emissions in two coastal cities— Chennai and Visakhapatnam, India. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health. Vol.8 (6), 559-572.
    8. Goel, R. Guttikunda, S. K. Mohan, D. & Tiwari, G. (2015). Benchmarking vehicle and passenger travel characteristics in Delhi for on-road emissions analysis. Travel Behavior and Society, Vol. 2, No. 2, 88-101.
    9.  Goel, R. & Guttikunda, S. K. (2015). Evolution of on-road vehicle exhaust emissions in Delhi. Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 105, 78-90.
    10. Goel, R. & Guttikunda, S. K. (2015). The role of urban growth, technology, and judicial interventions on vehicle exhaust emissions in Delhi for 1991-2014 and 2014-2030 periods. Environmental Development, Vol. 105, 78-90.
    11.  Goel, R. Mohan, D. Guttikunda, S. K. & Tiwari, G (2015). Assessment of motor vehicle use characteristics in three Indian cities, Transportation Research Part-D, Vol. 44, 254-265.
    12.  Pant, P. Baker, S.J. Goel, R. Guttikunda, S.K. Goel, A. Shukla, A. & Harrison, R.M. (2015). Analysis of size-segregated winter season aerosol data from New Delhi, India. Atmospheric Pollution Research, Vol. 7(1), 100-109.
    13.  Goel, R. Gani, S. Wilson, D. Guttikunda, S.K. & Tiwari, G. (2015). On-road exposure of fine particulate matter in multiple transport micro-environments in Delhi. Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 123 (A), 129-138.
    14. Goel, R. & Tiwari, G. (2015). Access-egress and other travel characteristics of metro users in Delhi and its satellite cities. IATSS Research, 39(2), 164-172.
    15.  Goel, R. & Pant, P. (2016). Vehicular pollution mitigation policies in Delhi. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51 (9), 41-45.
    16.  Mohan, D. Tiwari, G., Goel, R. & Lahkar, P. (2017). Evaluation of the odd-even day traffic restriction experiments in Delhi, India. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol 2627(1), 9-16.
    17. Goel, R. Jain, P. & Tiwari, G. (2018).Correlates of fatality risk of vulnerable road users in Delhi. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 111, 86-93.
    18.  Aldred, R. Goel, R. Woodcock, J. & Goodman, A. (2018). Contextualising Safety in Numbers: a longitudinal investigation into change in cycling safety in Britain, 1991–2001 and 2001–2011. Injury Prevention, Vol 25(3), 236-241.
    19. Goel, R. (2018). Distance-decay functions of travel to work trips in India. Data in Brief. Vol 21, 50-58.
    20. Goel, R. (2018). Modelling of road traffic fatalities in India. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol 112, 105-115.
    21. Goel, R. Garcia, L.M.T. Goodman, A. Johnson, R. Aldred, R. Murugesan, M. Brage, S. Bhalla, K. Woodcock, J.  (2018). Estimating city-level travel physical activity and motor vehicle volume using Google Street View (GSV) — a case study of Great Britain. Plos one, Vol 13(5): e0196521.
    22.  Elvik, R. Goel, R.(2019). Safety-in-numbers: An updated meta-analysis of estimates. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 129, 136-147.
    23. Goel, R. Mohan, D. (2020). Investigating the association between population density and travel patterns in Indian cities—An analysis of 2011 census data. Cities, Vol 100.
    24. Goel, R. Miranda, J. J., Gouveia, N., & Woodcock, J. (2020). Using satellite imagery to estimate heavy vehicle volume for ecological injury analysis in India. International journal of injury control and safety promotion, 1-10.
    25. Goel, R. (2021). A new model to estimate pedestrian deaths from speed-related interventions. Traffic injury prevention, Vol 22 (4), 330-335.
    26.  Goel, R. Goodman, A. Aldred, R. Nakamura, R. Tatah, L. Garcia, L.M.T., Zapata-Diomedi, B. De Sa, T.H., Tiwari, G. De Nazelle, A. Tainio, M. Buehler, R. Götschi, T. & Woodcock, J (2021). Cycling behaviour in 17 countries across 6 continents: levels of cycling, who cycles, for what purpose, and how far? Transport Reviews.
    27.  Mohan, D. Goel, R. (2021). What and how of effective police enforcement (pp. 85-103). In Tiwari, G. Mohan, D. (Eds.) Transport and Safety: Systems, approaches, and implementation, Springer.
    28. Garcia, L. Johnson, R. Johnson, A. Abbas, A. Goel, R. Tatah, L. Demesere-Derry, J. Kyere-Gyeabour, E. Tainio, M. Hérick de Sá, T. & Woodcock, J. (2021). Health impacts of changes in travel patterns in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. Environmental International, Vol 155 (10.1016/j.envint.2021.106680).
    29. Salvo, D. Garcia, L. Reis, R.S. Stankov, I. Goel, R. Schipperijn, J. Hallal, P.C. Ding, D. and Pratt, M. (2021). Physical Activity Promotion and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Building Synergies to Maximize Impact. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. (10.1123/jpah.2021-0413)
    30. Thondoo, M., Goel, R., Tatah, L., Naraynen, N., Woodcock, J., & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (2021). The Built Environment and Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: a Review on Quantitative Health Impact Assessments. Current Environmental Health Reports. doi.org/10.1007/s40572-021-00324-6\
    31.  Jackson, C. Johnson, R. de Nazelle, A. Goel, R. de Sa, T. Tainio, M., & Woodcock, J. (2019). A guide to Value of Information methods for prioritising research in health impact modelling. Epidemiologic Methods.
    32. Goel, R., Oyebode, O., Foley, L., Tatah, L., Millett, C., & Woodcock, J. (2022). Gender differences inactive travel in major cities across the world. Transportation https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-021-10259-4.
    33.  Goel, R., Mohan, D., Saini, G., Jha, A., Tiwari, G., & Bhalla, K. (2022). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of curbs on crash outcomes. Traffic Injury Prevention, 1-6.
    34. Heydari, S. Asgharian, M. Kelly, F. J. & Goel, R. (2022). Potential Health Benefits of Eliminating Traffic Emissions in Urban Areas. Plos One. 17 (3).
    35. Goel, R. Guttikunda, S. & Tiwari, G. (2022). Health modelling of transport in low-and-middle income countries—a case study of New Delhi, India. Active travel studies. 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.16997/ats.1231.
    36. Tatah, L., Pearce, M., Goel, R., Brage, S., Woodcock, J., & Dake, F. A. (2022). Physical Activity Behaviour and Comparison of GPAQ and Travel Diary Transport-Related Physical Activity in Accra, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7346.


    Dr. Rahul is teaching TRL 702 (Transport & Health) during Aug-Dec 2023 semester.


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