Dr. Adrianna Nava, PhD, MPA, MSN, RN
Research Scientist, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Adrianna Nava is a Research Scientist at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) where she serves as the scientific lead for the development of measures addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH). She is also the President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), where she is an advocate for addressing health disparities through the advancement of nurses in leadership, research, and policy. She is an Adjunct Instructor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Capstone Faculty for the Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) Program at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she served as the Chief of Quality at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL. Adrianna has an MPA’20 from Harvard University; a PhD’19 in Nursing and Health Policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston; an MSN’12 in Health Leadership and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania; and a BSN’09 from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. She was recently named one of the Top 25 Emerging Healthcare Leaders of 2023 by Modern Healthcare.
Dr. Nava is recognized by Modern Healthcare as Top Diversity Leaders in Healthcare 2023