Nandita Kapadia, MPH, RDH, RDHAP 

Clinical Pilots Manager

Nandita Kapadia serves as the Clinical Pilots Manager for CareQuest Innovation Partners. In this role, Nandita is responsible for identifying partnerships that can provide our portfolio companies with the opportunity to conduct clinical trials that will advance their solutions and make them market ready. She handles clinical trial project management ensuring trials meet all regulatory requirements and provide the data needed to advance go-to-market product value. 

Nandita is a licensed dental hygienist with over 10 years of clinical experience working in multi-specialty practices. She has most recently been working as part of UCLA’s Oral Health Collaborative Consortium providing oral health education and resources to Angelenos most in need. She developed and owns an independent mobile dental hygiene clinic, Smile Genie Mobile, to provide dental hygiene to those with limited access to care in the Los Angeles area. During her time at NYU School of Dentistry, Nandita participated in and conducted literacy interventions pertaining to oral health and its relation to overall health. 

Nandita’s passion for science motivated her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Shortly thereafter, she completed her master of public health degree from Loma Linda University, with the vision of working in oral/public health in the future. She then completed her dental education at New York University, School of Dentistry and after graduating, received her professional dental hygiene license. She later pursued her Alternative Practice Dental Hygiene license from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry.  

Nandita currently lives in Los Angeles, making her an avid Lakers fan and taco connoisseur. She loves to be outdoors and spend time with her husband and daughter.