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Amar Dhand,

M.D., D.Phil.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Amar Dhand is a neurologist and network scientist. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his DPhil from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. His graduate work with Professor Geoffrey Walford focused on peer learning among heroin users in New Delhi. He completed a medical internship, neurology residency and fellowship at UCSF. He is currently Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School with a joint appointment at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University.


Dr. Dhand is passionate about the impact of social networks on human disease. He combines expertise in clinical neurology and social sciences for this pursuit. His goal is to understand patients as individuals embedded in rich social webs, and to transform this understanding into interventions to improve lives.

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