RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Demography, Social Epidemiology
Area(s) of Expertise:
Mortality, Disability, Adult Chronic Diseases, Obesity, Immigration, Migration, Survival Analysis, Event History Analysis
Neil Mehta is currently Assistant Professor of Global Health at Emory University. He received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Neil’s work is at the intersection of demography, epidemiology, and sociology. Neil’s currents efforts are largely focused on the behavioral and social determinants of older age mortality including the roles of obesity and smoking. Neil has ongoing collaborations examining the role of cohort histories of obesity and how these histories can be informative in understanding the current and future burden of obesity on population mortality internationally. Other areas of research include race/ethnic differences in health among U.S. children and adults and the determinants of health among migrant populations. Neil also holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from Oberlin College.