Anjani Chandra, Ph.D.

Anjani Chandra 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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