Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Anoshua Chaudhuri

Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee
Economics PhD 2003

Anoshua’s research is in health, development, and family economics with a focus on evaluating impacts of health policies and programs on household behavior towards elderly and children. Her work has been published in journals such as Economic Development and Cultural Change, Social Science and Medicine, Health Policy, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Children and Youth Services Review;¬†accepted for presentations in professional conferences nationally and internationally; invited as book chapters; and cited by top economists in the field. ¬†She has received several competitive research awards, routinely collaborates with colleagues domestically and internationally in economics and inter-related disciplines, and holds leadership positions in economics conferences and associations.

Her current research is both at an international and local level. She is involved in evaluating new policies being implemented in India to support the rapidly growing elderly population and providing universal care to its citizens. She has, with inter-disciplinary collaboration, collected data on highly educated H1B workers in the San Francisco bay area to understand their challenges around transnational caregiving for their elderly parents and family in their home countries. She is also involved in evaluating the economic impacts of local San Francisco programs that target increasing physical activity and reducing obesity among diverse and minority populations living in the city.