Malaz Boustani, MD

Dr. Boustani's main research interest relates to improving the quality of life of patients with dementia syndromes by designing a system-based approach across settings of care including the community, primary care, hospital, and long-term care. He is currently conducting multiple research studies on dementia care funded from the NIH, not-for profit organizations, and PHARMA.

Over the past 3 years, Dr. Boustani has authored multiple papers with significant policy implications such as the United States Preventive Services Task Force guideline for dementia screening in primary care, the only population-based description of mental illness in assisted living, and the development of an innovative dementia care standard in long-term care. He is also evaluating the impact of a system-based approach to prevent hospital-acquired complications, delirium and postoperative cognitive deficits among older adults with cognitive impairment admitted for medical illness, elective and/or urgent join placement.

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