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Abraham Brody,

Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing; Program Director, HIGUS (Hartford Institute Geriatric Undergraduate Scholars) Program
433 First Avenue Room 504
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Specialization 

Geriatrics, Palliative care, Health services research, Implementation Science

PhD, 2008, University of California
MSN, 2006, University of California
BA, 2002, New York University, College of Arts and Sciences
Professional Overview 
Dr. Brody is an expert in the palliative care of dementia. His program of research focuses on how to improve symptom assessment and management of dementia through interprofessional care in community based settings including home health and hospice. He also seeks to understand how effective interprofessional care in these settings effects quality of life, healthcare utilization, and healthcare costs. His educational focus is on improving the quality of nursing and interprofessional geriatric education, and he teaches across programs at NYU. He is the current and founding director of the Hartford Institute Geriatric Undergraduate Scholars Program, an honors based program in care of the older adult at NYU.
Honors and Awards 
2014, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar
2014, Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholars
2013, Goddard Fellowship, NYU
2013, Medical Reserve Corps, NYC, Hurricane Sandy Award
2010, HPNA Research Scholar
2008, Finalist, Gerontological Society of America SRPP Section Young Investigator
2006, John A Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholar
2006, Nurses' Education Funds Edith M. Pritchard Award
2006, NSNA Foundation PONF Scholar Award
2005, Finalist, University of California Student Regent
2004, Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society
2001, Dean's List, New York Univeristy
RN, New York
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, ANCC
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, New York
Professional Membership 
American Geriactrics Society
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Gerontological Society of America
Hartford Gerontological Nurse Leaders
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
International Home Care Nurses Organization
Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Eta and Upsilon Chapters

Complex Care of the Older Adult I (NURSE-UN 15XX.001)

Complex Care of the Older Adult II (NURSE-UN 15XX.002)

Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Geriatric Consult Service, NYU College of Nursing

Wu, F. Newman, J.M., Lasher, A., & Brody, A.A. (2013). Effects of initiating palliative care consultation in the emergency department on inpatient length of stay.. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16, 1362-1367. 10.1089/jpm.2012.0352.
Brody, A. A. & Galvin, J.E. (2013). A review of interprofessional dissemination and education interventions for recognizing and managing dementia.. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 34, 225-256. 10.1080/02701960.2013.801342.
Brody, A.A. & Groce-Wofford, T. (2013). Feasibility of implementing a web-based education program in geriatric pain and depression for home healthcare nurses. . Home Health Care Management and Practice, 25, 274-278. 10.1177/1084822313494785.
Brody, A.A., Barnes, K., Ruble, C., & Sakowski, J. (2012). Evidence-based practice councils: Potential path to staff nurse empowerment and leadership growth. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42, 28-33. 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31823c17f5.
Sakowski, J.A., Hooper, L., Holton, T., & Brody, A.A. (2012). Partners advancing clinical excellence: Building professional councils for quality improvement at six community hospitals. Creative Nursing, 18, 177-186. 10.1891/1078-4535.18.4.177.
Brody, A.A. & Sullivan-Marx, E.M. (2012). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implications for geriatric nurses and patients. Journal of Geriatric Nursing, 38, 3-5. 10.3928/00989134-20121008-01.
Brody, A.A., Ciemins, E., Newman, J. Harrington, C. (2010). The effects of an inpatient palliative care team on discharge disposition. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13, 541-548. 10.1089/jpm.2009.0300.
Kitchener, M., O’Meara, J., Brody, A., Lee, H.Y., & Harrington, C. (2008). Shareholder value and the performance of a large nursing home chain. Health Services Research, 43, 1062-1084. 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2007.00818.x, PMC2442234.
Fulmer, T., Lemko, C., Paveza, G.J., & Brody, A.A. (2007). Elder neglect. In E.L. Capezuti (Ed.), The encyclopedia of elder care, (pp. 83-85). New York: Springer.
Scholder, J., Brody, A.A., & Bottrell, M.M. (2003). End of life care planning. In E.L. Siegler, S. Mirafzali, & J.B. Foust (Eds.), An introduction to hospitals and inpatient care, (pp. 279-291). New York: Springer.
Mezey, M., Dubler, N.N., Mitty, E., & Brody, A.A. (2002). What impact do setting and transitions have on the quality of life at the end of life and the quality of the dying process?. The Gerontologist, 42 (Suppl 3), 54-67. 10.1093/geront/42.suppl_3.54.
Fulmer, T., Paveza, G.J., & Brody, A.A. (2001). Elder neglect. In M.D. Mezey (Ed.), The encyclopedia of elder care, (pp. 233-235). New York: Springer.