This study is the first to examine declines and disparities in life expectancy by age, sex, and social group, in India during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hi, I'm Sangita Vyas.
I'm a development economist and demographer, and an Assistant Professor in Economics at CUNY Hunter College.
My research focuses on the interrelationships among health, the environment, and social inequality in India. I'm particularly interested in the causes and consequences of poor air quality and poor sanitation. I'm trained in economic demography, applied microeconomics, and econometrics.
In 2015, I spoke at TEDx WalledCity in New Delhi on why so many rural Indians defecate in the open. The video has over 2.5 million views.