As Program Assistant, Nabila Chowdhury provides programmatic and administrative support to the New York State Health Foundation’s (NYSHealth’s) Diabetes Prevention and Management, Primary Care, Mental Health and Substance Abuse priority areas. She is responsible for reading incoming grant proposals and making preliminary assessments of their quality, writing, reviewing and editing internal write-ups of proposals, corresponding with grantees and conducting background research.
Prior to joining NYSHealth in October 2012, Chowdhury worked as an administrative assistant at Oxbridge Academic Programs, providing support to senior staff with marketing and recruitment. Prior to that position, Chowdhury was a research assistant at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, where she evaluated a new method of measuring the reward value of sweetened vs. non-sweetened drinks in healthy and bulimic individuals. She also served as a tutor for adolescents in the psychiatric programs of Elmhurst Hospital Center and as a Patient Advocacy Volunteer in Emergency Research Services at Bellevue Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine.
Chowdhury holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience and Behavior, Phi Beta Kappa, from Barnard College, Columbia University.