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Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Aging
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


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Research Narrative:

As an internist and geriatrician, Dr. Tan's clinical practice focuses on the promotion of healthy aging and the prevention of disease. He also directs the VA Boston Healthcare System site of the Harvard Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and performs research on the use of instructional technology in quality improvement initiatives for older patients.

Dr. Tan has been an investigator with the Framingham Heart Study for the past 10 years, where his research focuses on the epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. He has led studies examining risk and protective factors for memory disorders, including lifetime cholesterol level, bone mineral density score, thyroid stimulating hormone level, and levels of inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein, interleukin-1, interleukin-6, and TNF-alpha). Dr. Tan is currently leading a study to investigate the effects of diabetes mellitus and metabolic dysregulation (insulin resistance, fasting, hyperglycemia, and hyperinsulinemia) on structural and cognitive brain aging in the middle-aged Framingham Offspring cohort.


Education:
Harvard School of Public Health, 2001, MPH
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, 1993, MD