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Akhila Iyer, MS

Research Program Manager

Akhila Iyer is a Research Program Manager at the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare. She provides grant support and project management for various human factors-related projects. Akhila’s primary research interests include the built environment, communication, and organizational culture in healthcare. She has extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research in both lab and field settings.

Prior to her work at MI2, Akhila worked as the project research coordinator in movement disorders at the Mount Sinai - Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. There, she collaborated with movement disorder specialists and senior research psychologists to understand external and genetic factors at play in the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. Akhila holds a bachelor’s in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College of Columbia University and earned a master’s in medical science at Boston University School of Medicine.