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Smita Nayak, MD


Research Scientist, Swedish Center for Clinical Research and Innovation


ScB, Brown University, 1996
MD, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 2000

Internal Medicine Residency, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, California, 2003
Health Services Research Fellowship, Stanford University/VA Palo Alto, 2006

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Prevention and screening

Dr. Nayak joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine in 2006 after completing a health services research fellowship at Stanford University and the VA in Palo Alto, California. Her research interests center on identifying best screening and prevention strategies for common medical conditions, primarily by applying methodologies of meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis to synthesize information. Her current work focuses on identification of the most effective and cost-effective osteoporosis screening strategies for older adults.

Lab Personnel and Web page
Diana Edwards, MSIS, Research Coordinator
Recent Grants
Title: Comparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Osteoporosis Screening Strategies for Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2014
Title: A Patient Activation Intervention to Enhance Bone Health
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award/NCRR KL2 RR024154-01 University of Pittsburgh Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Scholars Program (CTSA KL2)
Role: Clinical Research Scholar
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Start Year: 2007
End Year: 2012

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