Dr. Nandita Saikia joined the World Population (POP) Program in August 2017 as an IIASA Postdoctoral researcher. She is an Assistant Professor of Population Studies at the Centre for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi, with seven years’ experience in teaching and research.
Dr. Saikia received her PhD in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and her Master’s Degree in Statistics from Gauhati University, Assam. During her PhD studies, she worked on adult mortality in India. Prior to working at JNU, she was an Assistant Professor at the Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She was a Max Planck India fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany from 2012 to 2016. At JNU, she teaches courses on Demographic and Statistical Methods to M.Phil and PhD students.
Dr Saikia’s research interests include health and mortality, indirect estimation, disability analysis, and undocumented immigration etc. At IIASA, she will be working on indoor air pollution and mortality.
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