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Amar Dhand, D.Phil., M.D.

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Dartmouth College, Hanover, NHA.B.2001Cognitive Neuroscience, English
Oxford University, Oxford, EnglandD.Phil.2006Educational Studies
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAM.D.2008Medicine
UCSF, San Francisco, CA2012Neurology
UCSF, San Francisco, CA2013Neurohospitalist Medicine
2003 - 2006
Rhodes Scholarship

Amar Dhand is a neurologist and network scientist. He is currently Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School with a joint appointment at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University.

Dr. Dhand's research is focused on human networks and health outcomes. His early studies uncovered the implicit patterns of peer learning interactions among heroin users in New Delhi. He then developed the 'social connectome' approach, a technique to map the social relationship structures around patients. His team uses this approach to examine social network effects on stroke outcomes such as early arrival to the hospital and patient-reported recovery. The approach is being applied to other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis. Finally, he is working with network scientists to understand how patients move through the health system, and the effects of these health trajectories on outcomes at a population level.

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  1. R01MD016178 (DHAND, AMAR) Apr 20, 2022 - Jan 31, 2027
    Social networks and risk of delayed arrival to the hospital during stroke
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01HD099176 (DHAND, AMAR) Sep 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2025
    SocialBit: Establishing the accuracy of a wearable sensor to detect social interactions after stroke
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01HD099176 (DHAND, AMAR) Sep 1, 2020 - May 31, 2025
    SocialBit: Establishing the accuracy of a wearable sensor to detect social interactions after stroke
    Role Description: The goal of this study to establish the validity of a wearable social sensor for stroke survivors.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. (DHAND, AMAR) Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 1, 2019
    Football Players Health Study, Harvard University
    Social networks of football players: Association with functional, cardiac, and cognitive outcomes.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. (DHAND, AMAR) Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
    Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
    Study of social networks and inter-relations with diet, physical activity, and obesity
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.