Arun Hendi is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs with joint affiliations in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Office of Population Research. His research uses demographic methods to study socioeconomic and racial inequalities in life expectancy and health; changing trends in marriage, divorce, and assortative mating; and population dynamics in cities and rural areas. His current projects include an examination of how and why black life expectancy in the United States improved over the last quarter century and an analysis of how population flows between urban, suburban, and rural areas influence health and well-being.
He earned an A.M. in Economics (2010) and a Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology (2015) at the University of Pennsylvania. His recent projects have been supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Aging