Dr. Nina Hsu currently serves as a Health Science Policy Analyst in the Office of Neuroscience Communications and Engagement (ONCE), Neuroscience Content and Strategy Branch at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH, where she helps ONCE efforts to provide a seamless flow of information on NINDS research advances and initiatives to various stakeholders including scientific and academic communities, as well as policy-makers, patients, and the public. A major component of Dr. Hsu’s work involves strategic coordination and communication of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which seeks to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. Specifically, Dr. Hsu collaborates with leadership, policy, communications, programmatic, and administrative staff across NINDS and the other 9 participating BRAIN Institutes and Centers, as well as the other federal and non-federal organizations that contribute to the BRAIN Initiative. To this end, Dr. Hsu serves as Science Committee Specialist to the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) BRAIN Initiative Working Group 2.0, which is providing scientific guidance to the ACD on how best to accomplish the ambitious vision for the BRAIN Initiative, considering the current state of neuroscience. In ONCE, Dr. Hsu also supports the NINDS Office of the Director, collaborating with the communications and policy offices to prepare materials and presentations related to all scientific programs aligned with the NINDS mission. Dr. Hsu began working at NIH as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow in 2017. Prior to the fellowship, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park, where her research focused on the cognitive neuroscience of language, memory, and cognitive control using an array of neuroimaging, eye-tracking, and behavioral techniques. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. in psychology and neuroscience from Duke University.
HEALTH SCIENCE POLICY ANALYST