Nikitha Vicas

University of Manchester Postgraduate Award - Public Health

Nikitha Vicas graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Dallas as a McDermott Scholar. When studying in Jaipur through the Critical Language Scholarship, Nikitha volunteered through the Ministry of Health in areas with little access to healthcare services, sparking her passion for health equity. She has led and conducted research on population health data science at Stanford and Harvard Medical School and on molecular genetics at UT Southwestern. She is a UN Association Global Goals Ambassador and has worked in healthcare economics, policy, and management at the US Department of Health and Human Services Region VI and Bain & Company. Nikitha is excited to continue learning on this path within the context of the NHS through an MSc in Health Data Science at the University of Manchester. As an avid football fan, she is thrilled to support her favorite team Manchester City, as well as hike, and explore the vibrant arts and music scene while in Manchester.