Nazia Wolters

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Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in health policy, Columbia University; B.S. in neuroscience, Boston University


Nazia Wolters is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her current research portfolio includes support and management of projects related to understanding health outcomes for vulnerable populations and identifying factors that influence quality and access to care. Prior to RAND, she was a program coordinator for an NIH-funded HIV intervention program at UCLA and worked with African American and Latino population in the LA County region. In this role she recruited participants, designed and implemented surveys, performed data collection, and ensured research was in compliance with the IRB protocol. After obtaining her graduate degree from Columbia University, Wolters interned as a policy analyst at UNICEF headquarters in New York, performing qualitative analysis and developing policy briefs distributed in UNICEF offices around the globe. As a graduate student, she served as a health activist by establishing a nutrition and exercise club for undeserved students and their families at an elementary school in Bronx. Wolters grew up in the Middle East and her research interest includes addressing health disparity in the Arab world. She received her M.S. in health policy from Columbia University.