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Halima Amjad, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Female

Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu

Expertise

Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Dementia, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Dementia; Dementia Care; Health Services

Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

5200 Eastern Avenue
Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Background

Dr. Halima Amjad is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry, with a focus on individuals living with dementia. 

Dr. Amjad earned her M.D. and Master’s of Public Health from Drexel University. She completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 2016.

She is certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Her research focuses on informing and improving the care of older adults with dementia with research into safety, undiagnosed dementia, health services and new models of care.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD MPH, Drexel University College of Medicine (2009)

Residencies

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital / Internal Medicine (2013)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Geriatric Medicine (2016)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Amjad H, Towle V, Fried T. Association of experience with illness and end-of-life care with advance care planning in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014; 62(7):1304–1309.

Samus QM, Amjad H, Johnston D, Black BS, Bartels S, Lyketsos CG. A multipronged, adaptive approach for the recruitment of diverse community residing-elders with memory impairment: the MIND at Home experience. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2015; 23(7):698-708.

Amjad H, Roth DL, Samus QM, Yasar S, Wolff JL. Potentially unsafe activities and living conditions in older adults with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2016; 64(6):1223-1232.

Amjad H, Austin AM, Carmichael D, Chang CH, Bynum, JPW. Continuity of Care and Healthcare Utilization in Older Adults with Dementia in Fee-for-Service Medicare. JAMA Intern Med. 2016; 176(9): 1371–1378.

Amjad H, Oh E. Commentary on Booker et al., Clarifying Dementia Risk Factors: Treading in Murky Waters. Int Psychogeriatr. 2016; 28(7):1057-1058.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2008
  • Samuel D. Kushlan Award, for the medical intern contributing most to patient care, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2010
  • First Prize, "Better Caregiving, Better Lives" Story Contest, John A. Hartford Foundation, 2015
  • Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Mentored Career Development Award (KL2), NIH/NCATS, 2016 - 2019
  • Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2017
  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award, NIH/NIA, 2017 - 2021
  • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2019
  • Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIA, 2020

Memberships

  • American Geriatrics Society
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment
  • Maryland Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council, 2019 - 2024

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

  • Dementia caregiving: Returning to the village. The John A. Hartford Foundation, March 12, 2015
  • When dementia goes undiagnosed, the risk of unsafe activities rises. Johns Hopkins University website, June 2, 2016
  • Doyle K. Older adults with probable dementia often take part in unsafe activities. Reuters, June 3, 2016
  • Aymes S. Continuity of care impacts health care costs, hospitalizations in dementia. NeurologyAdvisor, July 26, 2016
  • Many people who have dementia don’t know it. Here’s who’s most at risk, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2018

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