Hetanshi Naik

Hetanshi Naik, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy

Research Topics:

Behavioral Health, Clinical Genomics, Education, Fabry Disease, Gene Therapy, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Patient Centered Outcomes Research, Pharmacogenomics, Porphyria

Dr. Hetanshi Naik is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Population Health Science and Policy,  Director of the Genetic Clinical Trials Office, and the Director of Clinical Research for the Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling.

Dr. Naik completed her Master’s in Genetic Counseling at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2010 and worked as a practicing genetic counselor in the Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics. She completed her PhD in Clinical Research in 2018 and joined the faculty at Mount Sinai in 2019. 

Her clinical interests include Lysosomal Storage Diseases and the Porphyrias, while her research interests include developing clinical trial methodologies that are both scientifically rigorous and feasible in the rare disease setting, understanding the long-term psychosocial issues patients with rare diseases face, Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) for rare diseases, and pharmacogenomic studies centered on assessing patient and provider knowledge.

She has been an investigator on, coordinated, and managed numerous industry sponsored and investigator initiated clinical research studies within the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and has served as the Project Manager of the NIH-funded national Porphyrias Consortium.  As the Director of the Genetics Clinical Trial Office she helps physician-scientists develop and launch clinical research studies and innovative trials for genetic diseases.