Nalini Padmanabhan

Communications Director

Nalini is a communications director at the de Beaumont Foundation, where she leads and oversees the implementation of communication strategies to extend the Foundation’s reach, influence, and impact. Throughout her career, she has worked to advance health and science in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors, with experience ranging from strategy to implementation and spanning traditional and digital communications approaches.

Before joining the Foundation, Nalini led immuno-oncology and lung cancer communications at AstraZeneca, supporting complex projects that brought together industry and nonprofits to support patients with cancer and advocate for policies that drive improved outcomes. Prior to that, she led marketing and communications at the American Society of Human Genetics and worked in infectious disease communications at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Nalini earned her Master of Public Health, with a concentration in health communication and marketing and a certificate in health policy, from the George Washington University. She holds a BA in molecular & cell biology and psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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