Aman Nanda Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Nanda is a Program Director of Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Brown Medical School. He came to Brown after completing his one year Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine followed by two more years of Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epedemiology from Yale School of Medicine.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

Rhodes R, Nanda A. IMAGES IN MEDICINE. Medicine and Health, Rhode Island. Journal by Rhode Island Medical Society. 2005;88(2):53.

Nanda A, Besdine RW. CHRONIC DIZZINESS. In. Hazzard WR et al, editors. Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. 5th ed. New York. McGraw-Hill; 2003.

Nanda A, Tinetti ME. CHRONIC DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO. In. Cassel CK, Leipzig RM,Cohen HJ, Larson EB, Meier DE, editors. Geriatric Medicine. 4th ed. New York: Springer-VerlagNew York Incorporated; 2003.

Tinetti ME, Baker D, Gallo W, Nanda A, Charpentier P, O'Leary J. TRIAL OF A RESTORATIVE MODEL FOR OLDER PERSONS RECEIVING AN ACUTE EPISODE OF HOME CARE. JAMA. 2002;287:2098-2105.

Kao A, Nanda A, Williams CS, Tinetti ME. VALIDATION OF DIZZINESS AS A POSSIBLE GERIATRIC SYNDROME. (Paper). Journal of American Geriatric Society. 2001;49:72-75.

research overview

Aman Nanda, an associate professor in medicine, is interested in the home health care related issues of home bound older persons. Also interested in health care issues related to nursing home care in older persons and dizziness in older persons.

research statement

Aman Nanda's research interests include issues related to end of life care and other issues in home care and nursing home settings, as well as dizziness in older persons. In one study he examined the perception of not receiving enough home health services and its association with the last place of care prior to death. The results showed that about one in four family members reported an unmet need for home health. The last place of care for these decedents was more likely to be a nursing home. In another study he tried to determine the temporal relationships among dizziness,depressive symptoms,and antidepressants. The results showed that dizziness was a common complaint among patients with depressive symptoms even prior to the initiation of antidepressants. It also showed variable relationship between dizziness, antidepressants, and depressive symptoms.

funded research

Donald W. Reynold Foundation Mandatory Geriatric Education for Brown Medical School: Comprehensive Curriculum Redisign. (Richard Besdine- PI) $2,000,000, 4 year award begining July 01, 2006. (30%)