Nadia Akhtar, MS
Nadia Akhtar holds a Masters of Biostatistics from The University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science from Creighton University. Most recently, she has developed and guided analytics focusing on data-driven decision making geared towards clinical outcomes. Passionate about statistics and education, she has focused on communicating meaningful and actionable results to stakeholders and decision makers in an effort to improve a variety of public health outcomes, ranging from cancer incidence to participant engagement.
She has collaborated with non-profits, for example, the Harriet Tubman Center in Minneapolis, to improve educational outcomes in areas of math and science. As a statistical research associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, Nadia worked on a variety of study designs and methodology. As a member of SCHARP (Statistical Center for HIV and AIDS Research Prevention), she engaged with study teams to create participant questionnaires while utilizing quantitative biological serum data to measure antibody efficacy. This mixed methods approach was used to determine intervention efficacy as well as guide future study designs and analyses.
Throughout her career, Nadia has acquired skills in areas of study design, data collection and analysis, while collaborating with experts in various fields. She enjoys asking challenging, meaningful questions that will ultimately serve to improve the lives of others.