Director of Research Operations

Snejana Nihtianova, Ph.D.

Contact snejana.nihtianova@rice.edu

As Director of Research Operations for the Texas Policy Lab, Snejana Nihtianova operationalizes research projects to ensure scientific rigor and quality. Dr. Nihtianova has extensive experience in successfully conducting and managing multiple research studies and training research personnel. She previously served as Senior Clinical Research Manager in the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Nihtianova earned her doctorate from Walden University in Public Health with a specialization in epidemiology. She holds a Master’s degree in Biological Science from Plovdiv University, Bulgaria, and a Master’s in Clinical Research Organization and Management from Drexel University.

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