Marjorie M. Godfrey, PhD, MS, BSN

Instructor, The Dartmouth Institute
Co-Director, The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy

Marjorie Godfrey, PhD, MS, BSN, FAAN



(603) 653-0842


PhD, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping Sweden, 2013
MS, Dartmouth College, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, 1995
BS, Vermont College of Norwich University, 1989
Diploma in Nursing, Concord Hospital School of Nursing, 1977


Expert Improvement Advisor, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, MD
Expert Improvement Advisor, CF Canada, Toronto, Canada
Sheffield Teaching Hospital Microsystem Coaching Academy, Sheffield, UK
Jönköping Academy, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden
Relational Coordination Research Collaborative, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Areas of Expertise

Team Coaching Model to support improvement capability Clinical Microsystem applied theory Cultivating improvement capability and leadership development from microsystem, mesosystem, to macrosystem

Published Research

Accelerating the rate of improvement in cystic fibrosis care: contributions and insights of the learning and leadership collaborative
BMJ Qual Saf, 2014;23: i23-i32
Coaching interprofessional health care improvement teams: the coachee, the coach and the leader perspectives
J. Nursing Management, Jun. 20, 2013;DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12068:
Interprofessional collaborative practice and relational coordination: Improving healthcare through relationships
Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2012;DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2012.730564: Clinical microsystems, Part 4. Building innovative population-specific mesosystems.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, November 2008;34: 655-63 Clinical microsystems, Part 3. Transformation of two hospitals using microsystem, mesosystem, and macrosystem strategies.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, October 2008;34: 591-603 Clinical microsystems, Part 2. Learning from micro practices about providing patients the care they want and need.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, August 2008;34: 445-452 Clinical Microsystems, Part 1. The Building Blocks of Health Systems
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, July 2008;34: 367-78

In the Media

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