Aging policy update

Nida Corry, PhD, is a new senior legislative and federal affairs officer

By Diane Elmore

I am delighted to welcome Nida Corry, PhD to our team as a senior legislative and federal affairs officer beginning in early May. She will be responsible for federal policy initiatives related to aging issues and women’s issues.

Dr. Corry is a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly a decade of policy, research and clinical experience in behavioral and rehabilitation medicine. Previously, she served as an associate at Abt Associates, where she managed a large-scale, congressionally mandated epidemiological study designed to inform veterans’ health policy and improve access to and effectiveness of care (National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study). Corry has published peer-reviewed articles in the areas of trauma recovery and interdisciplinary care and was the recipient of the American Burn Association 2009 Clinical Research Award for her study of post-traumatic stress, pain and disability following major burn injury. She has provided behavioral health services across interdisciplinary clinical settings, including inpatient rehabilitation and pain and palliative care clinics.

Corry served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and as a policy fellow and external consultant for the National Academies, Institute of Medicine (IOM). She also currently serves on the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Public Policy Committee. Corry completed her PhD in clinical psychology from Purdue University, her clinical residency at Duke University Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.