Irim Azam is a Health Specialist for NIA’s Office of Data Resources and Analytics (ODRA) at the National Institute on Aging. Her work includes supporting and developing data linkage activities within ODRA, project and contract management and portfolio planning. Prior to joining BSR, she worked for over a decade at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). At AHRQ, she served as a Project Officer on the Patient Safety team where she managed program operations and oversaw safety and quality improvement grants and contracts. These projects included the development of the CANDOR toolkit. Ms. Azam later migrated to the National Healthcare Quality and Reports team where she was a staff writer and operations lead.
Ms. Azam earned her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biological sciences from Mount Holyoke College. She received her Master of Public Health degree from Drexel University. Her professional interests include advancing health equity, increasing data accessibility and use and quality improvement.