Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH

Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH

  • Research Scientist, Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science
  • Richard M. Fairbanks Professor in Aging Research, Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Malaz Boustani is a senior implementation scientist with extensive experience conducting implementation research focused on developing tools, processes, and strategies to rapidly implement evidence-based, cost-effective healthcare solutions in the real world.

Over the past decade, Dr. Boustani has built a clinical laboratory within two health care systems in Indiana: Indiana University Health, a state wide system that includes 18 hospitals and Eskenazi Health, a safety net health system serving the needs of underprivileged Marion County residents in Indianapolis. He has used this clinical laboratory to train implementation scientists and has developed a graduate certificate in Innovation and Implementation Science to provide the country with transformational agents who are skilled in building learning health care systems. In the fall of 2015, Dr. Boustani became the PI of the CMS-funded Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network. This network is working on supporting the transformation of 15,000 clinicians in the Midwest into high reliability practices capable of providing the triple aim of better health and better care at lower cost.

Dr. Boustani is interested in enhancing the quality of the current health care system to accommodate the needs of patients with cognitive impairment, both in the general population, and particularly for those with dementia.

“I can’t stop seeing patients because they are the source of my innovation.”