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Nima Merchant

Nima Merchant

Senior Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Partnership

1452 E. 53rd Street, 2nd floor 
Chicago, IL 60615
O: 773.834.5625

Nima Merchant serves as senior associate director of strategic planning and partnerships at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She facilitates collaboration with community, ecosystem and corporate partners, in addition to leading organizational strategic initiatives.  

Prior to joining Polsky, Nima held several roles at Chicago Booth in both full-time admissions and Career Services. Before joining the University of Chicago, Nima spent several years in healthcare working for the Advisory Board Company, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and a boutique practice management consulting firm.  

Nima holds an MPH from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a bachelor of science from Syracuse University in health sciences/management.  

Nima has a diverse set of interests and during her free time enjoys live music, cooking with her family, enjoying Chicago’s many amazing restaurants, and working out.  

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