Technical Director, Demographic Research

Expertise: Demographic Estimation and Forecasting, Global Demographic Trends, World Population

Toshiko Kaneda joined PRB in 2004. Kaneda has 20 years of experience conducting research and demographic analysis. She has written numerous policy publications and peer-reviewed articles on noncommunicable diseases, population aging, health care access, and reproductive health and family planning. Kaneda directs data analysis for the World Population Data Sheet and provides technical guidance on demographic and statistical methods within PRB, as well as to external partners. She also directs PRB’s U.S. Policy Communications Training Program, which trains U.S. doctoral students to translate scientific research findings for non-scientific audiences. The program is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining PRB, Kaneda was a Bernard Berelson Fellow at the Population Council. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was also a predoctoral trainee at the Carolina Population Center.