Anjani Chandra, Ph.D.
is a Demographer/Health Scientist with the National Survey of Family Growth
(NSFG) Team, Reproductive Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics,
CDC National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, MD. She is an
honors graduate of Yale University, where she received her Bachelor’s
of Science degree in biology in 1985. In 1992 she earned a Doctorate in
Demography with a minor in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University
School of Public Health. Dr. Chandra conducts research on the fertility
and reproductive health of women, including pregnancies and birth, infertility,
surgical sterilization and related aspects of union and family formation.
Her primary research interests – social and family demography, reproductive
and perinatal health, and survey research methods – are represented in
numerous publications and presentations. In her work with the National
Survey of Family Growth, Dr. Chandra designs survey instruments reflecting
current data needs of the demographic and health research community; tests
and evaluates questionnaires; oversees the contractor’s performance in
interviewer training, fieldwork, and data collection; and prepares the
data for public use, including data cleaning, variable construction, and
documentation. She provides expert technical interpretations and advice
in her areas of specialization to Congress, federal and state agencies,
news media, and academic colleagues.
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