As a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, as well as a native Indonesian speaker, Shanti applies GIS and econometric tools to national-level databases on the U.S. chemical industry, the shale gas drilling industry, and superfund sites. She has also worked for the EPA, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch Americas. 

Teaching and Research Areas

Gamer-Rabindran's research focuses on these key areas:

  • Environment 
  • Energy
  • Health and development economics policy
  • Applied economics
  • Program evaluation and geographical information systems


Select Publications and Funded Research 

  • The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development, editor and contributor, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018.
  • Debating unconventional energy: social, political, and economic implications, Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 2017.
  • “Information collection, access and dissemination for evidence-based shale policies.” Energy Technology, 2(12): 2014: pp. 977-987.


Awards and Honors 

  • Pitt Sustainability Award — Faculty, 2020
  • Faculty Fellow in Sustainability, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, University of Pittsburgh
  • Faculty Research Semester Fellowship, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bley Stein Visiting Professor, Arava Institute of Environmental Studies


Consultancies and Public Service 

  • Policy Council, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management


Other Faculty or Academic Positions 

  • Faculty member, University-wide Global Health Certificate program
  • Faculty member, Provost Task Force on Sustainability
  • Faculty affiliate, Center for Industry Studies