Neil Thakur Neil Thakur, Ph.D.

Special Assistant to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research and Program Manager of NIH Public Access Policy

Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH

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Neil Thakur is Special Assistant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research. He also serves as program manager for the NIH Public Access Policy, and has spent a year on detail to the US Senate Special Committee on Aging. Prior to his time at NIH, he was Assistant Director of Health Services Research and Development at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Thakur holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Yale University School of Public Health and completed a NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services research at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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