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Abraham A. Brody, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine

geriatrics, palliative care, implementation science, pragmatic trials, dementia, caregiving

Abraham Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the associate director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. He is also the founder of Aliviado Health and the pilot core lead of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory. His work focuses on the intersection of geriatrics, palliative care, quality, and equity. The primary goal of his research, clinical, and policy pursuits is to improve the quality of care for older adults with serious illness wherever they reside. His primary mode for doing so is through the development, testing, and dissemination of real-word, technology, and informatics supported quality improvement interventions. He is currently the principal investigator of two NIH-funded large-scale pragmatic clinical trials to improve the quality of care and quality of life for persons living with dementia and their caregivers in the community and a co-investigator on several other pragmatic trials and health services research projects in geriatrics and palliative care.

From a leadership perspective, Brody works across disciplines to help advance geriatrics and palliative care nationally. As pilot core lead of the $53.4 million nationwide Collaboratory, he is responsible for heading the pilot program, which, in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging, reviews and awards funds to help investigators prepare for large-scale pragmatic clinical trials for persons living with dementia and their caregivers. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the NINR Funded Palliative Care Research Cooperative, the policy-setting body for the organization. 

In addition to his research and national leadership responsibilities, Brody is passionate about mentoring and developing a diverse nursing and scientific workforce. To this end, he developed and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Leadership Development Program and is the technology core director of NYU Meyer’s P20 Exploratory Center for Precision Health in Diverse Populations, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Training, Research, and Education Core of the NYU-HHC Clinical Translational Sciences Institute. He mentors faculty, post- doctoral scholars, and PhD students across multiple disciplines and institutions. Brody also maintains an active practice in the Geriatric and Palliative Consult Services at NYU Langone Health.



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New York, NY 10010

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PhD from University of California, San Francisco

Murali, Komal Patel; Merriman, John D; Yu, Gary; Vorderstrasse, Allison; Kelley, Amy S; Brody, Abraham A

Journal of hospice & palliative nursing. 2023 Jun 01; 25(3):146-155

David, Daniel; Lassell, Rebecca K F; Mazor, Melissa; Brody, Abraham A; Schulman-Green, Dena

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2023 Jun; 24(6):833-840

Liddicoat Yamarik, Rebecca; Chiu, Laraine Ann; Flannery, Mara; Van Allen, Kaitlyn; Adeyemi, Oluwaseun; Cuthel, Allison M; Brody, Abraham A; Goldfeld, Keith S; Schrag, Deborah; Grudzen, Corita R

Cancers. 2023 Apr 15; 15(8):

Stevens, Elizabeth R; Brody, Abraham A; Epps, Fayron; Sloan, Danetta H; Sherman, Scott E

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2023 Apr; 71(4):1028-1033

Chodosh, Joshua; Mitchell, Michael N; Cadogan, Mary; Brody, Abraham A; Alessi, Cathy A; Hernandez, Diana E; Mangold, Michael; Martin, Jennifer L

Contemporary clinical trials. 2023 Mar; 126:107107

Ankuda, Claire K; Ornstein, Katherine A; Leff, Bruce; Rajagopalan, Subashini; Kinosian, Bruce; Brody, Abraham A; Ritchie, Christine S

BMC health services research. 2023 Feb 06; 23(1):120

Federman, Alex D; Brody, Abraham; Ritchie, Christine S; Egorova, Natalia; Arora, Arushi; Lubetsky, Sara; Goswami, Ruchir; Peralta, Maria; Reckrey, Jenny M; Boockvar, Kenneth; Shah, Shivani; Ornstein, Katherine A; Leff, Bruce; DeCherrie, Linda; Siu, Albert L

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2023 Feb; 71(2):443-454

Scherer, Jennifer S; Rau, Megan E; Krieger, Anna; Xia, Yuhe; Zhong, Hua; Brody, Abraham; Charytan, David M; Chodosh, Joshua

Kidney360. 2022 Oct 27; 3(10):1720-1729