Neil Mehta, PhD, MSc, MA
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology

Physical address:
UHC, Suite 4.208
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX

Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1150

Phone: (409) 266-9657
Fax: (409) 772-5272

  • Neil’s research lies at the intersection of demography, sociology, and epidemiology with a focus on the health and wellbeing of older adults. He has topical expertise in the areas of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and immigrant health. His prior work has contributed to our understanding of the effects of obesity on older-aged disability and mortality, the sources of socioeconomic status disparities in mortality during adulthood, and patterns and determinants of health and mortality among immigrants to the United States and Europe. Neil co-directs the NIA-funded TRENDS network on old-aged dementia and disability sponsored by the University of Michigan. He previously was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Michigan and has served on the faculties of Emory University and the University of Michigan. He holds a PhD and MA in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Oberlin College.

    Curriculum Vitae - CV

    • PhD, Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
    • MA, Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
    • MSc, Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001
    • BA, African American Studies, Oberlin College, 1997
  • Aging, mortality, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, immigrant health and wellbeing

  • Sealy Center on Aging