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Aanand D. Naik, M.D.

Aanand D. Naik, M.D.

Investigator, Health Decision-Making & Communication Program and Chief, Education & Training Core, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine

Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston



Phone: 713-794-8541

Phone: 713-791-1414 ext. 10289

Research Interests

  • Define patient-centeredness and characterize it as a dimension of health care quality
  • Evaluate interventions that augment patient-centeredness to improve outcomes of older adults with multiple morbid conditions
  • Cultivate the social, behavioral, and organizational sciences (sociomedical) human capital for health outcomes research


  • Bachelor of Arts with Special Honors, Humanities honors program, magna cum laude, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • M.D., University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut

Awards and Activities

  • Director, VA Quality Scholars Program Coordinating Center, Center for Training in Healthcare Quality at IQuESt, 2014 - present
  • Hartford Foundation Change Agent and Patient Centered Medical Home Action Network Member, 2014 - present
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award, Educational Leadership, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award, Enduring Educational Materials, Baylor College of Medicine, 2011
  • Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at BCM, Clinical Research Scientist — Prevention and Population Sciences Program, 2008-present
  • Federally-funded research projects from Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, and Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award, 2008
  • NIA K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, 2006-2011
  • Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Scholar, 2006
  • American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award, 2006

Dr. Naik's PubMed Link*

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