Amar Dhand

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Dr. Amar Dhand is a neurologist and network scientist. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his DPhil from Oxford University. His graduate work with Professor Geoffrey Walford focused on peer learning among heroin users in New Delhi. He completed a medical internship, neurology residency, and fellowship at UCSF. He is currently Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School with a joint appointment at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University.

Dr. Dhand is passionate about the impact of social networks on human disease. He combines expertise in clinical neurology and social sciences for this pursuit. His lab is investigating the impact of networks on neurological health. This includes the effect of social support networks and hospital networks on patient-oriented outcomes, and the use of new tools such as social sensors. His goal is to understand patients as individuals embedded in rich social webs, and to transform this understanding into interventions to improve lives.


  • BA, Dartmouth College, 2001
  • DPhil, Educational Studies, Oxford University, 2006
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 2008