Suchitra Iyer, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Suchitra Iyer (pronounced “EYE-er”) is a Health Scientist Administrator, and oversees the critical appraisal of evidence through systematic reviews of clinical and other healthcare-related interventions. She collaborates with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and other partners to foster evidence-based decision making for clinical practice guidelines, research agendas, and coverage decisions. Her interests include the development of methods and adoption of technologies that maintain rigor and improve the efficiency of the systematic review process.
Dr. Iyer completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and received her doctoral degree in neuroscience from the University of Maryland in College Park. Prior to joining AHRQ in 2010, she worked as a medical research analyst with Hayes Inc., conducting technology assessments to inform managed-care–related decisions.