The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice contains seven Centers, led by foremost experts in their fields and representing our key areas of focus and our initiatives for change. They are:
David C. Goodman, Director
Julie Bynum, Associate Director
Home of the Dartmouth Atlas Project, CHPR works to improve health and health care through research, evaluation and public reporting on the effectiveness of medical technologies and the performance of the U.S. health care delivery system, and through active engagement in policy debates and national and local reform initiatives.
E. Dale Collins Vidal, Director
Allison Hawke, Associate Director
Dedicated to making patients partners in care through shared decision making and informed choice (vs. informed consent.) The country’s preeminent research and education program for the rigorous study of patients’ health care decision making and the development and implementation of policy and practice-based solutions.
Tina Foster, MD, MPH, MS
Fostering the development of people who will advance the measurement, organization, and improvement of patient care quality, safety, and value as part of the process of the ongoing reform of health care. Developing, constructing, implementing and evaluating models to improve health care and the delivery of care.
Steven Woloshin, Co-Director
Lisa Schwartz, Co-Director
Helping the nation gain a more balanced view of medical care by cultivating “healthy skepticism” in journalists, policy-makers, and the public. Questioning the relentless expansion of medical care, disease definition, overmedicalization, and the exaggerated messages that often drive these trends.
Steven J. Bartels, Director
Suzanne Beyea, Co-Director
John Wasson, Co-Director
Leading in health services research aimed at improving health and health care for older Americans. Advancing the use of decision science, decision support, and shared decisionmaking for older adults. Changing health care practice and policy to promote integrated and coordinated care, and mental and physical health promotion and self-management.
Karen A. Tombs, Acting Director
Educating health care professionals and future health care leaders through a unique curriculum that goes beyond traditional MPH, MS, and PhD studies. Giving students not only the fundamentals of their field, but a broader vision of health and health care that allows them to apply an informed, critical view to feed positive changes in health policy and clinical practice.
Elliott Fisher, Director
The Dartmouth Institute participates in collaborative research studies to analyze, benchmark and report measures of population health to help inform and influence regional and national stakeholders. We believe a sustainable health system can be achieved only by striving toward three aims: Better health better care and lower costs. A focus on one, risks the others.