Nina Hsu, PhD

Certificate Student

Nina Hsu currently serves as a health science policy analyst at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. There, much of her work focuses on efforts around the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a trans-agency effort that seeks to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. Her roles include managing the BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group, a group of experts in neuroethics and neuroscience that provides input relating to neuroethics and serving as co-lead for the BRAIN Initiative neuroethics program team. Nina is interested in further developing her bioethics training, especially ethical considerations tied to novel and emerging neurotechnologies.

Nina began working at NIH as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow in 2017. Prior to the fellowship, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park, where her research focused on the cognitive neuroscience of language, memory, and cognitive control using an array of neuroimaging, eye-tracking, and behavioral techniques. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. in psychology and neuroscience from Duke University.