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Professor and Chief Director, Center for Aging and Health M. Andrew Greganti Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Geriatric syndromes including urinary & fecal incontinence, memory disorders, falls, functional decline, polypharmacy and complex disease


Dr. Busby-Whitehead is committed to the preservation and improvement of patient health through research and to funded programs that serve to develop an increase the reach of geriatric education and training of physicians and healthcare professionals in the field of aging. Her research in aging includes preserving musculoskeletal health, mitigating falls in older adults, assessment of racial disparities regarding treatment of urinary incontinence in Southeastern United States nursing homes, and developing & testing a treatment program for fecal incontinence in frail elders.

Education and Training

  • UndergraduateRice University and Baylor University
  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
  • ResidencyJohn Sealy Hospital
  • FellowshipVeterans Administration Medical Center
  • FellowshipNational Institute on Aging
Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead
  • Phone Number

    919-445-6774 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    5003 Old Clinic