Diane is a demographer who studies social influences on health in India. She studies the intergenerational transmission of poor population health resulting from India’s exceptionally poor maternal nutrition. Her research traces links among gender, stratification, and poor birth, childhood, and adult health outcomes. She has also studied the causes and consequences of poor sanitation in India.
Her research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as Social Science & Medicine, Population Research & Policy Review, and other journals. She is currently a visiting researcher at the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, and a visiting fellow at Princeton University.
Diane grew up in eastern Connecticut. She holds a BA from Villanova University, and MPA and a PhD from Princeton University.