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Picture of Dr. Partha Bhattacharyya
Title: Program Director
Office(s): Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
Phone Number: 301-496-3131
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Dr. Partha Bhattacharyya is the the Chief Data Officer of the Office of Data Resources and Analytics (ODRA) and also serves as a Program Director in Population and Social Processes (PSP) Branch within the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR).

As the Chief Data Officer for ODRA, Dr. Bhattacharyya coordinates, directs, and implements initiatives related to research data and resources supported by BSR and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). He is a project scientist for Understanding America Study, the largest internet panel survey jointly supported by NIA and the Social Security Administration. Additionally, he advises NIA leadership on new developments in data collection, analysis, and data sharing, supporting the NIA mission.

As a PSP Program Director, he primarily oversees NIA’s health economics, health services, behavioral economics, and pragmatic trials portfolios. He was instrumental in developing the behavioral economics and subsequent pragmatic trials portfolio for improving care for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). In collaboration with multiple divisions across NIA, Dr. Bhattacharyya leads the development of AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, which will bring together health systems, health insurance companies (e.g., managed care plans), home health care providers, and nursing homes systems for research to improve care of persons with dementia.

While in graduate school, Dr. Bhattacharyya worked as an economist and Vice President of Research at Academic Analytics, LLC, in Stony Brook, New York, where he managed the process for database construction, integration, and analysis for FSPINDEX 2005-06, which measures the productivity of approximately 180,000 faculty in Ph.D. programs.

Dr. Bhattacharyya received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2007 and B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Economics in 2002 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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