David Dosa is Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Service, Policy & Practice at Brown University’s School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Center of Innovation at Providence VAMC. He 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 Research Retirement 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.
David’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 the recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the American Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. 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.