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Abraham Brody,

Assistant Professor
Program director, Hartford Institute Geriatric Undergraduate Scholars Program
726 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Specialization 

Geriatrics, Palliative care, Health services research, Dissemination 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 focuses his research and practice on how improved symptom assessment and management of the elderly effects quality of life, healthcare utilization, and healthcare costs. He performs his work across settings, and at both the patient level and from a health services perspective. He also works to improve clinician education in geriatrics and palliative care. Dr. Brody uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods from the fields of quality, health services and translational research in order to achieve his study goals. His current focus is on improving the care of older adults receiving home health or hospice care.
Honors and Awards 
2013, Goddard Fellowship, NYU; 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
International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment
Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Eta Chapter

NURSE-UN 1000: Independent Study: Geriatric Evidence Based Practice

Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Visiting Geriatric Nurse Practitioner for homebound elderly

Current Research Projects
National Palliative Care Research Center
PhD, RN, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Program director, Hartford Institute Geriatric Undergraduate Scholars Program,
Health Systems

Examine a program to improve interprofessional clinician skills in assessing and managing pain, depression, agitation and behavioral disturbances in older adults with dementia using a multi-tiered approach.

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.