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Aashish Gupta

Bell Fellow

Aashish Gupta is a demographer. He holds a PhD in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in development studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His research uses demographic and field methods to examine interrelations between health, environment, and inequality in developing countries. His published work has documented the negative externalities of solid fuels used for cooking and coal burning power plants; the barriers in the adoption of cleaner cooking fuels because of gender inequality; and the extent to which marginalized social groups in India have worse physical and mental health compared to privileged social groups. As a Bell Fellow, Aashish is investigating the reliability of civil registration systems and survey-based approaches to measure mortality. He is also studying the long-term persistence of health deficits and disparities in India.