Dr. Nisha Cooch


Nisha Cooch, PhD is a healthcare communications strategist who brings biomedical and behavioral science expertise to Rational 360. Nisha has supported a range of communications efforts across the public and private sectors, including for Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, universities, and nonprofits. Most recently, Nisha served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Executive Branch, where she developed communications strategies and content for Congressionally mandated programs and White House Initiatives for promoting innovation. In addition to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Innovation-Corps (I-Corps), and the National Robotics Initiative, Nisha also worked on programs unique to the National Science Foundation, including programs related to cybersecurity, health, behavioral science, and STEM education. Prior to joining Rational 360, Nisha was a neuroscientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Her research is published in medical journals such as Nature Neuroscience. Nisha received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors from Washington and Lee University and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

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