Sneha Sarah Mani

Office Address: 

249 McNeil


  • Sneha Sarah Mani, PhD Candidate in Demography, and Aashish Gupta, GGD Alumni and current Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, co-authored an article in Genus entitled, "Assessing Mortality Registration in Kerala: The MARANAM Study." They provide an assessment of vital statistics in Kerala, India, a comparatively low-mortality context, by using individual-level vital registration data on more than 2.8 million deaths between 2006 and 2017 from the Kerala MARANAM (Mortality and Registration Assessment and Monitoring) Study.

  • Professor Irma Elo and Demography PhD student Sneha Mani attended the First Annual Academy of the new doctoral program IMPRS-PHDS at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany in early November. Sneha Mani is one of 22 doctoral students who are affiliated with the program and several faculty of the Graduate Group in Demography (GGD) are also program affiliates.

Ph.D. Candidate, Demography, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2014
B.A. (Hons), Economics, St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, 2012

Entered Program: 
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Jere R. Behrman
Second Year Paper Advisor: 
Irma T. Elo
Dissertation Chair: 
Irma T. Elo
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Jere R. Behrman
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Michel Guillot
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Mikko Myrskylä

Sneha’s research interests are in demography, health, and inequality in South Asia and Latin America. Her current work focuses on understanding the health of older populations, mainly in Chile and India.

Her broad areas of interest are adult health inequalities, treatment of non-communicable diseases, and evaluating the quality and potential uses of civil registration data. Sneha has a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master’s in Development Studies and Demography.