Senior Associate, Registry and Grants Program
Nico Starink, MPH, serves as the Senior Associate, Registry and Grants Program at the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA). He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of both the RARE Registry, a registry for patients with acral and mucosal melanoma, and MRA’s grant-making and peer-review program. He also assists the MRA Science Team with coordinating MRA’s annual Science Retreat and develops written products that help translate scientific learnings and reports for broader audiences including the public, donors, patients, and other scientists.
Nico earned his Master of Public Health (MPH), concentrating in Global Health Policy, from The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of British Columbia. Nico is passionate about analyzing and visualizing health data in ways that can help guide evidence-based decision making. Outside of the office, Nico enjoys spending time with friends and family and taking his dog for hikes outside and rock climbing.