Research Group: Human Capital Data Lab

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7722

E-Mail: moradhvaj(at)


Moradhvaj joined Human Capital Data Lab in Vienna Institute of Demography in September 2020. Currently, He is working on examining the role of educational attainment on mortality and rural-urban differences in mortality across the countries. His research interest includes investigating health, mortality and longevity by socio-economic characteristics and to assess regional inequality in health. Also, he has been involved in research investigating the role of human capital and public health spending to achieve health goals under SDGs. Methodologically; he mostly uses quantitative analysis of large scale data set. Title of his PhD thesis is “Changing Adult Mortality in India: Socio-Economic and Subnational Patterns”

He completed Master of Philosophy from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Masters from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai in Population Studies. He graduated in Statistics from the University of Rajasthan. In 2019, he was one of the participants in the Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP) in World Population conducted by the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria.


Areas of Expertise

  • Mortality and Morbidity
  • Health Inequalities
  • Heath Economics


Research Areas


Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Socioeconomic patterns and determinants of adult mortality due to external-causes in India: analysis of nationally-representative, population-based survey data
Author(s): Saikia, N, Moradhvaj
Reference: VID Working Paper 04/20
Year: 2020

Gender disparities in health care expenditures and financing strategies (HCFS) for inpatient care in India.
Author(s): Moradhvaj, Saikia, N
Reference: SSM-Population Healtz, 9, 100372
Year: 2019

World health status 1950-2015: Converging or diverging.
Author(s):  Goli, S, Moradhvaj, Chakravorty, S, Rammohan, A
Reference: PloS one, 14(3), e0213139
Year: 2019