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Naomi Adaniya, Chief Data Officer, Drug Enforcement Administration

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Since mid-2021, Dr Adaniya has been the chief data officer for the US Drug Enforcement Agency where her work has been instrumental in developing insights for multiple projects that directly impact health and drug-related laws across the nation. Previously, Dr Adaniya worked for the Department of Justice as senior policy and data scientist where, over the course of six years, she led the Office of Policy and Legislation (OPL) Analytics Team, Opioid Fraud and the Abuse Detection Unit and Health Care Fraud (HCF) Data Analytics Team. Her data work across these groups led to her being awarded the 2017 Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Detection and the 2020 HHS Inspector General Award for Innovation.

Dr Adaniya is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, where she serves on the CPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Excellence Committee. Elsewhere, Dr Adaniya has received Ohio State’s William Oxley Thompson Alumni Award and, when volunteering in the office of pastoral care at the Wexner Medical Center, she earned the Graduate Associate Teaching Award in 2016.

Naomi Adaniya
has been included in:
  • 100 Brands 2022 (USA)