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IIASA Postdoctoral Research Scholar Capacity Building and Academic Training
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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.
Last update: 10-AUG-2017
Pamar C & Saikia N (2018). Chronic Morbidity and Reported Disability among Older Persons from the India Human Development Survey. BMC Geriatrics 18 (299) DOI:10.1186/s12877-018-0979-9.
Bora J & Saikia N (2018). Neonatal and under-five mortality rate in Indian districts with reference to Sustainable Development Goal 3: An analysis of the National Family Health Survey of India (NFHS), 2015–2016. PLoS ONE 13 (7): e0201125. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0201125.
Guilmoto CZ, Saikia N, Tamrakar V, & Bora JK (2018). Excess under-5 female mortality across India: a spatial analysis using 2011 census data. Lancet Global Health 6: 650-658. DOI:10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30184-0.
Saikia N, Sehgal S, Bora J, & Diamond-Smith N (2017). Experiences of Neonatal Deaths among Urban Poor in Metropolitan Delhi: Commination, Poor Quality, and Overwhelmed System. Journal of Social Inclusion Studies 3 (1 & 2): 1-19.
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