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Howard Fink, MD, MPH

Staff Physician, General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis VA
Director, Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC), Minneapolis VA
Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery Outcomes Research (CCDOR), Minneapolis VA
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota
BS Stanford University; MD, MPH University of Minnesota
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Research Interests
I have two research foci. One involves use of large cohort studies to analyze questions related to the skeletal health in older adults, including investigating the associations of numerous putative risk factors for low bone density, bone loss, and fractures. The second research foci involves conduction of systematic literature reviews to synthesize the evidence on the benefits and harms of diagnostic evaluations and treatments for a wide range of geriatric medical conditions.
Full bibliography on PubMed
VA Research Topics
Geriatrics; Clinical Epidemiology
MeSH Key Words
Systematic reviews; Osteoporosis; Dementia
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