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photo David A. Nace, MD, MPH

Director of Long Term Care & Flu Programs / University of Pittsburgh

Institute on Aging, Medical Director

Email: naceda@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2360

Contact
Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: naceda@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Eileen Taylor
Address: 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: taylore4@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2385
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
Education
Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Training
Internal Medicine Internship, Universtiy of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1991
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1993
Geriatrics Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1995
Research Interest
Dr. Nace is an Associate Professor whose research focuses primarily on infectious disease in long-term care. His interest in antibiotic stewardship is funded by three AHRQ studies: two, for which he serves as co-investigator, are designing and testing a national antimicrobial stewardship toolkit for nursing facilities; the third, for which he serves as PI, is updating guidelines for urinary tract infection (UTI) management and will implement a program to improve its management in 40 nursing homes in four states. In addition, he recently completed the first randomized trial to compare high and regular dose flu vaccine in long-term care. He also serves as Co-Medical Director for our $20 million CMS Innovations Award project (RAVEN), which has developed innovative approaches to reducing unplanned hospital transfers from nursing homes. Finally, he collaborates with other Division researchers on a variety of NIH, AHRQ, and foundation-funded studies of older adults regarding infection control, osteoporosis management, adverse drug events, palliative care, interprofessional training, and quality assessment and improvement.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Rosen, J., Mittal, V., Degenholtz, H., Castle, N., Mulsant, B., Rhee, Y. J., Hulland, S., Nace, D. A., Rubin, F. Organizational change and quality improvement in nursing homes: Approaching success. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 2005; 27: 14-21.
Handler, S. M., Castle, N. G., Studenski, S. A., Perera, S., Fridsma, D. B., Nace, D. A., Hanlon, J. T. Patient safety culture assessment in the nursing home. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2006; 15 (6): 400-4.
Sand, K. L., Lynn, J., Bardenheier, B., Seow, H., Nace, D. A. Increasing influenza immunization for long-term care facility staff using quality improvement. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2007; 55: 1741-47.
Handler, S.M., Perera, S., Olshansky, E. F., Studenski, S. A., Nace, D. A., Fridsma, D. B., Hanlon, J. T. Identifying modifiable barriers to medication error reporting in the nursing home setting. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2007; 11(8): 568-74.
Nace, D. A., Hoffman, E. L., Resnick, N. M., Handler, S.M. Achieving and sustaining high rates of influenza immunization among long-term care staff. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2007; 8 (2): 128-33.
Nace, D. A. Improving immunization rates in long-term care: Where the forest stops and the trees begin. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2008; 9 (9): 617-21.
Greenspan, S.L., Nace, D., Perera, S., Ferchak, M., Fiorito, G., Medich, D., Zukowski, K., Adams, D., Lee, C., Saul, M., Resnick, N. Lessons learned from an osteoporosis clinical trial in frail long term care residents. Clinical Trials. 2012; 9 (2): 247-56.
Greenspan, S.L., Perera, S., Nace, D., Zukowski, K.S., Ferchak, M., Lee, C.J., Nayak, S., Resnick, N.M. FRAX or Fiction: Determining optimal screening strategies for treatment of osteoporosis in residents in long-term care facilities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2012; 60: 684-90.
Drinka, P.J., Crnich, C.J., Nace, D. A. An antibiotic prescription induces resistance at the individual level more than the group level. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2013; 14 (9): 707-708.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center RC1
Role: Core Leader
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P30 AG024827
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Maintenance of Skeletal Integrity in Frail Elders - Phase 2
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG050302
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Improving Outcomes of UTI in LTC Facilities: The IOU Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: R18 HS023779
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Transforming the Medication Regimen Review Process of High-Risk Drugs Using a Patient-Centered Telemedicine-Based Approach to Prevent Adverse Drug Events in the Nursing Home
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: R18 HS024208
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Cumulative CNS Medication Dosage and Serious Fall Injuries
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: The Donaghue Foundation
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Action II RFTO 25: Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Guide (Task 5)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Institutes for Research/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Action II RFTO 25: Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Guide (Task 8)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Institutes for Research/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Action II RFTO 25: Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Guide (Task 9)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Institutes for Research/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Building a Novel Antibiotic Stewardship Intervention for Nursing Homes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Wisconsin/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: R18 HS022465
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2018
Title: Action II RFTO 25: Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Guide (Task 7)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Institutes for Research/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center- Pepper (Populations Outcomes Core)
Role: Core Leader
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: P30 AG024827
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2015
Title: Action II RFTO 25: Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Guide (Task 4)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Institutes for Research/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2015
Title: Action II RFTO 25: Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Guide (Task 10)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Institutes for Research/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2016
Title: Geriatric Education Centers of Pennsylvania
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Health Research and Services Administration
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: Randomized Trial of High Dose Influenza Vaccine in Long Term Care Setting
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Sanofi Pasteur
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2014
Notable Achievements
Member, Hepatitis B Work Group, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010-present
Member, National Influenza Vaccine Summit/National Adult Immunization Summit, 2007-present
Advancing Excellence Campaign Infection Control Work Group, 2012-present
Chair, AMDA – (Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care) Infections Advisory Committee, 2013-present
Vice Chair, AMDA Public Policy Committee, 2012-present
Chair, AMDA Work Group on Corporate Practice of Medicine, 2011-14
AMDA Work Group on Corporate Practice of Medicine, Vice Chair, 2015-present
Chair, AMDA Poster Judging Committee, 2010-present
Advisory Panel, PA Patient Safety Authority Healthcare Associated Infections LTC, 2013-present
Chair, Pennsylvania Dementia Care Partnership, 2012-present