Staff Profile: Ainslie Tisdale

Ainslie Tisdale
Ainslie Tisdale

Program Analyst

Division of Rare Diseases Research Innovation

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Ainslie Tisdale is a program analyst in NCATS’ Division of Rare Diseases Research Innovation, where she primarily works on the Impact of Rare Diseases on Patients and Healthcare Systems (IDeaS) Initiative, a pilot study to assess the effects of rare diseases on the patients who experience them and the health care systems that treat them. This project involves creating an innovative and collaborative approach to analyzing health care systems data with the ultimate goal of identifying and treating rare disease patients sooner. She also provides support to other division efforts. Tisdale originally joined NCATS as a postbaccalaureate research fellow in summer 2019. In May 2021, she transitioned into her current role as a program analyst.

Tisdale received her bachelor’s degree in international relations and global studies from The University of Texas at Austin and will receive her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds certificates in health science policy communication and data science.

Professional Interests

Tisdale is passionate about supporting a health care system that ensures equitable access and care for everyone. She particularly is interested in exploring how the infrastructure of our health care system — from diagnostics to treatments — can be improved for rare disease patients.