Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice


David Dosa is a health services researcher and practicing geriatrician with dual appointments with the Department of Primary Care at the Providence VAMC and the Division of Geriatrics at Rhode Island Hospital. David is a funded researcher with grants from the National Institutes of Aging, the Veteran's Administration, and multiple foundations.  He jointly conducts his research through Brown University's Center for Gerontology and the VA. David's current research interests include nursing home and assisted living quality, community programs to serve frail elders, long term care facility response to hurricane disasters, nursing home infections, and pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly. His research awards and commendations include a Merck New Investigator Award in 2006 through the American Geriatrics Society. He has also been a Hartford Foundation Scholar and a recipient of a Career Development Award from the Veteran's Administration for research related to Medication Errors in long term care. 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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