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Nipa Kamdar, Ph.D., R.N., FNP-BC


Investigator, Implementation & Innovation Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness & Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Instructor, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Phone: 713-440-4649

Research Interests

  • Food insecurity and health-related social needs
  • Food environment
  • Obesity prevention
  • Health disparities
  • Mediation and moderation testing


  • Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, 2018
  • M.S.N., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2003
  • B.S.N., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2000

Awards and Activities

  • Testified at the US House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition Hearing entitled " Hunger Among Veterans and Servicemembers: Understanding the Problem and Evaluating Solutions", November 10, 2021
  • Listed in the top 150 Houston nurses for Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses, 2018
  • Doctoral Student Writing Award, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 2018
  • Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar, 2015-Current

Dr. Kamdar's PubMed link *

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