Expert Listing

The Dartmouth Institute's faculty includes physicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, medical geographers, statisticians, and other specialists.

They are researchers, educators, mentors, and practicing health professionals.

Their primary concerns are studying and improving health care and health care delivery, and training the next generation of leaders in those fields.

The Dartmouth Institute Expert Listing

Cardiovascular

Jeremiah R. Brown, PhD (Cardiovascular epidemiology)
Stephen Plume, MD (Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group)

Demographics

Samir S. Soneji, PhD (demographic modeling and simulation, and forecasting)

Geriatric Health

Dr. Stephen Bartels, MD, MS (geriatric mental health)
Julie P.W. Bynum, MD, MPH (effectiveness of health care delivery to high risk elderly including the oldest old or cognitively impaired. Cost and use of health services among people with dementia, use of screening in advanced age, and on how to measure performance of health systems using Medicare claims.)

Health economy

Carrie Colla, PhD, (health insurance markets, insurance benefit design, provider payment, and the care and needs of the elderly)
Jon Skinner, PhD (the economics of government transfer programs, technology growth and disparities in health care, and savings behavior of aging baby boomers)
Ellen Meara PhD (effects of public policies and regulations on medical care utilization, health, and economic outcomes)
Nancy Morden, MD (pharmacoepidemiology, prescription benefits policy)
Valerie Lewis, PhD, (social inequality, racial and ethnic disparities, social capital, health policy, research methods)
Eric Wadsworth, PhD, CPA, MBA (Cost measurement and cost reduction in healthcare)
William Weeks (Healthcare financing, healthcare quality, healthcare value)

Health Policy of Regional Variations in Medicare Spending and Practice

Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH
David Goodman, MD, MS

Health Workforce Training and Policy

David Goodman, MD, MPH
Scott Shipman, MD, MPH

Informed Choice

Glyn Elwyn (research group that produces measures of shared decision making, investigates user-centered design of patient decision support tools and their integration into innovative health care delivery systems.)
Dale Vidal, MD, MS (shared decision making, informed patient choice, relational coordination)

Leadership Development

Paul Batalden, MD

Measurement

Carolyn Kerrigan, MDCM, MSc (patient-reported measurement, physician-performance measurement)
Eugene Nelson, DSc, MPH (quality improvement, health services research, population health, healthcare and health outcomes measurement)

Medicine and Media

Lisa Schwartz, MD, MS (quality of medical communication to the public, patients, physicians and policymakers)
Steven Woloshin, MD, MS (communication of medical statistics and information about the benefits and harms of screening and prescription drugs)

Medicare Reimbursements

Carrie Colla, PhD

Mental Heath

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS

Microsystems

Marjorie Godfrey, PhD, MS, BSN

Musculoskeletal

William A. Abdu, MD, MS
John-Erik Bell, MD, MS

Occupational Medicine

Robert McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAFP (occupational and environmental medicine)

Overdiagnosis

Lisa Schwartz, MD, MS
Brenda Sirovich, MD, MS
(outcomes, and downstream consequences of screening and diagnostic testing)
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH (problems created by medicine's efforts to detect disease early; focus on overdiagnosis in cancer screening: in particularly for melanoma, cervical, breast and prostate cancer)
Steven Woloshin, MD, MS

Patient Safety Science

Lisabeth Maloney, MD, MS (patient safety science, quality improvement methods)

Pediatrics

Joseph Cravero, MD (pain control, pediatrics, sedation)
David Goodman, MD, MS
Scott Shipman, MD, MPH (primary care for children, and the policies that affect children's access and quality of care)

Population Health

Ethan M. Berke, MD, MPH

Poverty and the Uninsured

Ellen Meara PhD (effects of public policies and regulations on medical care utilization, health, and economic outcomes)
Valerie Lewis, PhD, (social inequality, racial and ethnic disparities, social capital, health policy, research methods)

Physician Surveys

Brenda Sirovich, MD, MS

Quality Improvement

Douglas Staiger, PhD (quality of care in hospitals and labor markets for nurses and physicians)

Rural Underserved Populations

Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD

Shared Decision Making

Dale Vidal, MD, MS (shared decision making, informed patient choice, relational coordination)

Statistical Methods for Health Policy and Health Services

James O'Malley, PhD
Todd MacKenzie, PhD

Variation in Health Care Capacity and Utilization

John Wennberg (founding editor of The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, which examines the patterns of medical resource intensity and utilization in the United States. The Atlas project has also reported on patterns of end of life care, inequities in the Medicare reimbursement system, and the underuse of preventive care)
David Goodman, MD, MPH (methods for investigating the causes and consequences of variation in health care capacity and utilization; comparative health systems and the application of small area analysis internationally)
Albert Mulley, MD, MPP (use of decision theory and outcomes research to distinguish between warranted and unwarranted variations in clinical practice)
Brenda Sirovich, MD, MS (variation in, and causes and consequences of clinical practice intensity – the tendency for physicians to intervene)
Samir Soneji, PhD (variation in cancer care and outcomes, cancer screening)

 

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