Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health.
Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.
Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Mehta is a trained demographer with expertise in mortality, chronic disease, behavioral factors, survival analysis, and demographic methods. Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Professor of Global Health at Emory University and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Michigan. His current research is focused on obesity, health behaviors, and mortality in the United States and Europe.
Select Aging Publications
Mehta, Neil, and Hui Zheng. 2018. "Do the effects of major risk factors for mortality rise or fall with age?" PSC Research Report No. 18-888. 2 2018.
Mehta, Neil, Irma Elo, Sari Stenholm, Arpo Aromaa, Markku Heliövaara, and Seppo Koskinen. 2017. "International differences in the risk of death from smoking and obesity: The case of the United States and Finland." SSM - Population Health, 3(Supplement C): 141-152.
Mehta, Neil, and Mikko Myrskylä. 2017. "The Population Health Benefits Of A Healthy Lifestyle: Life Expectancy Increased And Onset Of Disability Delayed." Health Affairs, 36(8): 1495-1502.
Mehta, Neil, Shivani A. Patel, Mohammed K. Ali, and K. M. Venkat Narayan. 2017. "Preventing Disability: The Influence Of Modifiable Risk Factors On State And National Disability Prevalence." Health Affairs, 36(4): 626-635.
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