The authors of this report assess shortages in Virginia's health care workforce and identify potential interventions to address them.
Nov 15, 2023
Nazia Wolters is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She manages domestic and international projects and leads data collection and qualitative tasks in areas of health care, education, and community based research. Some of her recent projects include exploring COVID-19 and vaccination trends in the Middle East, recommending strategies for recruting and retaining healthcare workers, investigating digital solutions to accelerate math learning in elementary schools, increasing representation of African American/Black health care practitioners; and decreasing obesity in Latino communities through local church communities. Wolters grew up in the Middle East and her research interests include addressing health disparities in the Arab world as well as studying global health trends.
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 Los Angeles County region.
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 underserved students and their families at an elementary school in Bronx.