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David Dosa, M.D, MPH
David Dosa, M.D, MPH
Brown University
Providence VA Medical Center, Provident, RI

Research Interests: Adverse Events, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Primary Care, Quality Measurement, Rural Telehealth, Pharmacoepidemiology

Dr. David Dosa is a health services researcher and practicing geriatrician with duel appointments with the Department of Primary Care at the Providence VAMC and the Division of Geriatrics at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Dosa is a funded researcher with grants from the National Institutes of Aging, the California Health Care Foundation, and the Veteran's Administration. He jointly conducts his research through Brown University's Center for Gerontology and the Providence VA Medical Center's Research Enhancement Award Program. Dr. Dosa’s current research interests include nursing home quality improvement, nursing home response to hurricane disasters, nursing home infections, and medication errors in the elderly. His research awards and commendations include a Merck New Investigator Award in 2006 through the American Geriatrics Society. He is also a Hartford Foundation Scholar and was a recipient of a Career Development Award from the Veteran's Administration. Dr. Dosa is the New York Times bestselling author of Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat. The book has been published in over 20 countries worldwide.


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