Biography

Dr. Nahid Rianon, assistant professor of the geriatric medicine division at the UTHealth McGovern Medical School, graduated from Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka University in Bangladesh.  She completed her residency in Family Medicine from the McGovern Medical School, and her Geriatric fellowship from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.  After receiving a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from the UTHealth School of Public Health, she completed a fellowship in Geriatric Epidemiology from the National Institute on Aging at the NIH, Bethesda, MD.  She sees patients in the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit at the Memorial Hermann Hospital and at the Center for Healthy Aging (CHA) in Bellaire, TX.  She runs the Geriatric Osteoporosis clinic at the CHA and her main research interest is osteoporosis due to age-related bone loss and fracture prevention.  She serves as a mentor faculty for Global Health scholarly concentration and conducts international research on geriatric health topics in South Asia.  Young investigator award from the ASBMR, New Faculty Scholar from STFM, Hartford Scholar and T. Franklin Williams Scholar are a few of the many awards she received for her scholarly achievements.  She received multiple research grants including funding from NASA and the NIH. Her current research investigates the role of antihypertensive medication in the prevention of bone loss.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science
Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Master of Public Health
UTHealth School of Public Health
Doctoral Degree
UTHealth School of Public Health
Residency
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry (Certified Clinical Densitometrist)
  • American Board of Medical Quality (Certified in Medical Quality)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Geriatric Medicine