Himani Mehta

Himani Mehta

Mixed-Methods Researcher and Lecturer (Research Fellow)

University of Pennsylvania's Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition

I am passionate about conducting research on human interaction with technology to scale the positive impact of technology on users. I use insights from behavioral science to help achieve development outcomes in public health, agriculture, and women empowerment through information and communication technologies.

My current research involves designing large scale surveys and conducting panel data analysis using statistical methods to measure the impact of mobile Internet uptake and usage on the socioeconomic wellbeing of individuals in Bangladesh and Ghana.

In the past, I have used quantitative and qualitative research methods to design interventions tested through randomised experiments, conducted behavioral lab experiments, studied social norms and developed surveys for longitudinal data collection in Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. I also worked as a management consultant across various countries in Asia with multi disciplinary and diverse teams.

Outside of work, I’m usually taking care of my numerous houseplants, testing new recipes in my kitchen or exploring places in and around where I live.

Education

  • Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, 2020

    University of Pennsylvania

  • BTech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences, 2018

    Indian Institue of Technology, Bombay