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The Reliants Project

Aug 16, 2020

Dr. Amar Dhand is a Neurologist and Social Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Currently, his work focuses on social networks and how they impact health outcomes. He is interested in creating a social network paradigm for clinical medicine.

In this episode we:

  • We talk about how he came to appreciate the role that networks play in our physical health
  • How those networks tangibly affect his patients
  • Ways in which networks impact how quickly people get treatment for medical emergencies like heart attacks and strokes
  • How a patient's network influences their ability to recover from these experiences
  • He also shares a little preview of his latest work with professional athletes, how their networks differ from non-athletes, and what that might mean for their health