Stephanie Acquilano, MA

Research Project Manager | (603) 271-5747 |

Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD

Associate Professor | View Full Profile

Monica Adams-Foster

Research Compliance Coordinator | (603) 653-0821 | Read Bio

Monica began working at The Dartmouth Institute in October 2014 coordinating complex projects. She spent several years leading facilities management for the Institute and was instrumental in multiple successful department relocations. Monica previously chaired the TDI Work-Space Work Group, which is dedicated to creating a balanced, productive, conflict-free working environment. In 2017, she took on two new roles, working closely with the Data Analytic Core to support compliance and training operations and with TDI Communications to assist with project management. Monica has also served in a key role in work culture development as the TDI-designated community builder. Monica brings a contagious positive and caring attitude towards relationship development and nurturing networking opportunities, particularly with new employees. Currently, Monica serves as the Data Analytic Core (DAC) Research Compliance Coordinator, where she works with faculty and clinicians from both the College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to maintain the DAC online security training program, oversee IRB and DUA administration, and collaborate with the broader DAC infrastructure team in support of initiatives to improve DAC operational efficiencies. Monica brings a particular passion in healthcare around mental illness.

Leila Agha, PhD

Assistant Professor | Read Bio

Leila Agha is an assistant professor of economics at Dartmouth College. Her research focuses on how the organization of health care impacts productivity, as well as technology diffusion and innovation in health care markets. Recent projects have studied the impact of care fragmentation and physician team relationships on costs and quality. She has also analyzed the adoption and misapplication of medical technologies. Her work has been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review and Science. Agha has taught health economics in the online Master of Public Health program at The Dartmouth Institute. In addition, she teaches statistics at Dartmouth College. Prior to her appointment at Dartmouth, she taught at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. Agha received her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011, and her SB from MIT in 2006. She is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. For more about her work:

Devang Agravat

Research Programmer/Analyst |

Jabeen Ahmad, PhD, MPH

Research Project Specialist |

Shama Alam, PhD

Research Associate B |

Chinonye Anumaka, MPH

Healthcare Data Programmer/Analyst I |

Maureen Aulis

Project Assistant | (603) 653-0825 |

Andrea Austin, PhD

Research Scientist | (603) 653-3593 |

Donna Ayres, MA

Director, Research Administration | (603) 653-0831 |


Amber Barnato, MD, MPH, MS


Susan J. and Richard M. Levy 1960 Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery | View Full Profile

Paul Barr, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor | View Full Profile

Brett Barrett

User Support Analyst |

Paul Batalden, MD

Professor | (603) 650-6513 |

John Batsis, MD, FACP

Associate Professor | (603) 653-9580 | Read Bio

John Batsis is a clinician-researcher whose work focuses on developing new ways to engage and deliver care to older adults with obesity in rural areas using novel, emerging technology solutions (mobile health, sensors, and telehealth). His work has evaluated the importance, impact and interplay between obesity and sarcopenia (the loss of muscle mass and strength) on physical function, quality of life, and mortality in older adults using population-based datasets. He has leveraged his clinical background into the research setting by promoting user-centeredness and feasibility within the clinical setting. Batsis is a past recipient of the American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award. He is currently funded by a National Institute on Aging Career Development Award that is training him to transition from large-dataset epidemiology-based research to a health services interventionist, applying principles of reverse translation into his work. He is involved at the national level in multiple organizations, including the research committee of the American Geriatrics Society, the clinical committee at The Obesity Society, and is a steering member of the Gerontological Society of America’s Nutrition Interest group. He completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, pursued his medical training at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He trained in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Mayo Clinic, where he also earned a Certificate in Translational Research from Mayo's Clinical and Translational Science Activities Program.

Charlotte Beaton

Operations Assistant, Education | (603) 650-1673 |

Nicole Beaudoin, MEd

Instructional Design Manager | (603) 650-1671 |

Laura Beidler, MPH

Research Project Coordinator | (603) 653-0819 |

Nancy Birkmeyer, PhD

Principal Research Scientist | (603) 650-8529 | Read Bio

The focus of Dr. Birkmeyer's research is collaborative quality improvement, comparative effectiveness research, and health services research. In her role as a principal research scientist at the Dartmouth Institute, Birkmeyer participates in studies to evaluate treatments and improve the quality of care for a variety of conditions.

Early in her career, her work was devoted to improving the quality of surgical treatment by filling holes in its underlying evidence base. Specifically, in designing and conducting clinical trials to provide answers to critical unanswered questions in surgery. Another strand of her work has focused on policy relevant-health services research. These studies, frequently based on analyses of large administrative databases, have identified structural characteristics of care that underlie variations and disparities in clinical outcomes and relationships between the costs and quality of care. Using meta-analysis, decision analysis, and mixed qualitative and quantitative methods to improve clinical and patient decision-making has also been a focus of her research.

During her 10 years at the University of Michigan, Birkmeyer served as the founding director of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC). In her role as the MBSC director, she engaged surgeons and morbid obesity patients as active participants in research leading to changes in clinical care, improved outcomes, and changes in related national insurance coverage and policy. Her work showing that the technical skills of bariatric surgeons varied widely and that higher skill ratings were associated with lower complication rates was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and resulted in an NIH-funded study of a peer-coaching intervention to improve surgeon’s proficiency.  

She received a BA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1990, completed an MS in epidemiology and fellowship in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease at Harvard in 1992, and was the first graduate of the PhD program at Dartmouth's Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences in 1997.

Jacob Borodovsky

PhD Student | Read Bio

Jacob Borodovsky is a PhD candidate at The Dartmouth Institute and at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. As a graduate student, he has conducted epidemiological research aimed at evaluating the effects of state-level cannabis legalization in the United States. He is particularly interested in determining how the idiosyncratic regulatory infrastructures that underlie each state's medical and/or recreational legal cannabis laws, differentially affect population-level use of novel methods of cannabis administration (e.g., vaping, edibles, dabs). His ultimate goal is to conduct research that can be used to help develop rational, data-driven, and public health-oriented regulatory models for legal cannabis.

Jacob’s other line of research concerns buprenorphine—a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. The unique regulations that guide prescribing and dispensation of this medication offer public health advantages over the traditional methadone-model treatment. However, there are still barriers to effective buprenorphine treatment delivery for clinical subgroups—particularly adolescents and young adults. Jacob has worked towards developing novel technology-based buprenorphine treatment platforms and establishing the utility of longer-term buprenorphine treatment for young people with opioid use disorders.

Jacob received his B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University in 2012.

Jacob’s contributions to the literature can be found here.

James Bowling, MPH

Research Project Coordinator |

Kristen Bronner, MA

Managing Editor, Dartmouth Atlas | (603) 653-0826 | Read Bio

Kristen Bronner is the managing editor of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. She has been a member of the Dartmouth Atlas project team since 1995 and has been lead editor since 2007. She edits manuscripts, designs graphics, and supervises production for all Dartmouth Atlas publications. She works with faculty investigators, as well as programmers and analysts, to improve and expand the Atlas database. She is also the webmaster and primary content developer for the Dartmouth Atlas web site, and the initial point of contact for users interested in learning more about the Dartmouth Atlas project. She earned both a BA (1991) and an MA in liberal studies (1996) from Dartmouth College.

Jeremiah Brown, PhD, MS

Associate Professor | View Full Profile

Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH


Director of Faculty Mentoring | View Full Profile

Rebecca Butcher, MS, MPH

Research Scientist | (603) 502-9178 |

Lloyd Butler

Senior Manager, IT Operations | (207) 805-0887 |


Kathleen Carluzzo, MS

Senior Research Project Manager | (603) 646-6441 |

Andrew Carmichael

IT Administrator | (603) 653-0810 |

Cherie Caviness

Project Coordinator | (603) 653-3578 |

Julia Chelen, PhD

Research Associate B |

Deanna Chyn, MPH

Analytic Project Manager |

Carrie Colla, PhD

Associate Professor | View Full Profile

Maia Crawford, MS

Research Project Manager |

Aleen Cunningham, MIA

Director of Operations |


Louise Davies, MD, MS

Associate Professor | View Full Profile

Julie Doherty, MA

Research Project Manager | (603) 653-0815 |

Zhenping Dong

SAS Programmer II | (603) 653-0807 |

Ashley Dougherty

Clinical Improvement Coordinator |

Aurora Drew, PhD

Lecturer | (603) 646-3098 |


Coua Early, MS

Sr. Program Manager |

Glyn Elwyn, MD, PhD, MSc

Professor | View Full Profile

Jaclyn Engel

Research Assistant III |


Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH

Professor | (603) 653-0756 | View Full Profile

Judith Fitzpatrick

Research Administrator | (603) 653-0831 |

Kristina Fjeld-Sparks, MPH

Program Director | (603) 653-1456 |

Rachel Forcino, MS

Research Project Coordinator | (603) 653-0816 |

Tina Foster, MD, MPH, MS

Associate Professor | Read Bio

Tina Foster is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, and vice-chair for education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and preventive medicine. She is program director for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency, a unique residency focused on the improvement of health and healthcare services for populations served by Dartmouth-Hitchcock. At The Dartmouth Institute, she co-directs the Microsystem Academy and leads two courses in the residential Master of Public Health program as well as the practicum course for its online program. She has also taught in Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) and The Dartmouth Institute's online certificate programs. From 2013-2014 she served as national director for the Veteran's Affairs Quality Scholars and chief resident in Quality and Safety programs. She is a member of the leadership team for the International Coproduction of Health Network (ICOHN). Other areas of interest include cognitive simulation, patient safety, effective communication, and encounter-based decision aids. A graduate of University of California San Francisco medical school, she earned an MPH in 1998 from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MS in 2001 from Dartmouth’s Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (now The Dartmouth Institute) while she was a fellow in the Veteran's Affairs Quality Scholars national fellowship program in White River Junction, VT.

Taressa Fraze, PhD

Research Scientist | Read Bio

Taressa Fraze is a mixed-methods health services researcher at The Dartmouth Institute. She studies how health care organizations—including leaders, providers, and patients—change their behavior under policy initiatives aimed at improving primary care and how those changes affect patient care. For example, how does a given policy influence an organization’s strategic actions which then changes the way providers offer care within that organization, and thus affects the quality of care patients receive? Within this context, Fraze has several current research projects: How do health care organizations —systems, practices, and hospitals—adopt and spread health care innovations? What strategies to Accountable Care Organizations use to care for complex patients? What types of health care practices and patients participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model? Prior to joining The Dartmouth Institute, Fraze was an industry-based researcher where she led a complex portfolio of health services research related to health care utilization. She has substantial experience developing and evaluating programs on public reporting of health care quality, individual information acquisition and exchange, and a range of public health behavior change programs. Her PhD (2006) is in health communication with an emphasis in effective message design and a sub-emphasis in research methodology.


Carol Gage

Operations Assitant, Finance | (603) 653-0865 |

Sarah Gagne, MBA

Admissions Marketing Manager | (603) 650-1543 |

Marjorie Godfrey, PhD, MS, BSN

Microsystems Academy Co-Director | (603) 387-0317 |

Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, CNM

Assistant Professor | Read Bio

Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, CNM, CARN-AP is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine. She also teaches healthcare quality improvement at The Dartmouth Institute. Her clinical background is as a nurse midwife, in which role she has practiced in settings from federally qualified rural health centers to the academic medical center. She also is certified in advanced practice addiction nursing. She received a PhD in nursing practice from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, an MPH from The Dartmouth Institute, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in healthcare improvement through the VA Quality Scholars program. She served as a maternal infant health advisor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) from 2016-2017 and represented the American College of Nurse Midwives in the development of the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health Patient Safety Bundle for the Perinatal Care of Women with Opioid Use Disorders.
Goodman directs women’s health services for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program and was one of the first wave of advanced practice nurses in New Hampshire to become a buprenorphine prescriber. Her research and work in quality improvement focus on improving access to treatment for opioid use disorders for pregnant and parenting women through integrated delivery models. She currently leads a three-year initiative to implement best practice in the care of pregnant women with opioid use disorders through the Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network and a multi-site comparative effectiveness study comparing models of care for medication assisted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders funded by  the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

David Goodman, MD, MS

Professor | View Full Profile

Philip Goodney, MD, MS

Associate Professor | (857) 991-9345 | View Full Profile

Christine Goodrich

Research Project Coordinator |

Daniel Gottlieb, MS

Senior Research Programmer/Analyst Manager | (603) 653-0805 |

Lisa Gray

Academic Coordinator | (603) 653-1548 |


Brianna Hardy

Research Programmer/Analyst |

Amanda Hoggard

Research Project Coordinator |

Robert Holley, EdM

Director of Advancement | (603) 653-0733 | Read Bio

Robert “Bob” Holley leads fundraising initiatives at The Dartmouth Institute and collaborates on shared projects within the Joint Development Office to support of the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth Hitchcock Health. Prior to joining Dartmouth, Bob served as vice president and chief development officer for several national and international public policy, educational, and public health organizations. He holds a BA from College of The Atlantic, an EdM in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University, and a Certificate in Value Based Health Care from The Dartmouth Institute.

Megan Holthoff, MSHS

Research Project Director | (603) 653-0887 | Read Bio

Megan Holthoff is a research project director at The Dartmouth Institute supporting the development of learning health systems for the adults with inflammatory bowel disease and people with serious illness.

Since 2015, Holthoff has been working with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation developing the IBD Qorus learning health system, a quality of care initiative focused on coproducing better health outcomes and high value care for adults with inflammatory bowel disease. She supports a mix of 30 academic and private practice IBD clinical teams across the United States in the uptake and use of a shared dashboard to support patient and clinician partnerships utilizing improvement science methodology. She also leads the IBD Qorus learning health system on the ethical and administrative requirements of providing human subject protections.

She also leads the Palliative Care Learning Health System Incubator program funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The LHS-Incubator is a real world, practical, scalable, prototype of a person-centered, registry-based learning health system for coproducing better healthcare experience, value, and palliative care delivery science. Holthoff leads a local palliative care team in the process of engaging researchers, patients, families, clinicians, and other stakeholders in co-designing tools to achieve better care experiences, higher healthcare value, and more knowledge on the science of palliative healthcare delivery prior to spreading the co-designed solutions to additional sites. Holthoff and her team also partner with the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative led by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine to assure the alignment of shared aims.

Holthoff has 17 years of experience in clinical research administration, including project management, data management, regulatory and contract management, human subject protections, and oversight of clinical and behavioral health research to assure compliance with local and federal rules and regulations. She earned a BS from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, and an MSHS from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


Kathryn Hutchins

Research Project Assistant | (603) 653-0835 |


Christopher R. Jacobs

Operations Assistant, Administrative | (603) 653-0802 |

Lisa Johnson, MBA

Research Project Director | (603) 653-0837 | Read Bio

As a project director, Lisa Johnson works closely with others at The Dartmouth Institute to adapt and implement a learning health system approach to several chronic disease populations with the goal of optimizing health and health care value for those patient populations. At the core of the model is the patient and clinician partnership for co-producing care. Johnson and others are working to increase involvement of patients (and parents and families) in their care, which is believed to lead to better care experiences, increased likelihood that care plans will be followed, and, ultimately, better health outcomes and value. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry, primarily focused in the areas of clinical and population health improvement. She enjoys coaching and advising frontline teams engaged in clinical quality improvement efforts. She holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, where she also obtained her undergraduate degree.


Brian Kelly

Career Services Manager | (603) 650-1550 |

Alice Kennedy, MPH

Research Project Manager | (603) 650-1459 | Read Bio

Alice joined The Dartmouth Institute's coproduction team in June of 2018 as a research project coordinator for IBD Qorus.  She became interested in coproduction after hearing Dr. Stephen Bartels speak about his work at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her interests are in efficiency and impact of care, equity in access to high-quality, high-value care, and learning as much as possible from a global examination of health care systems.  

Alice is new to the Upper Valley, having lived most of her life in Philadelphia and the past four years in Louisville, Kentucky.  She looks forward to finding ways to become involved in the health of her immediate community as well as working to help The Dartmouth Institute and its partners move our evolving healthcare system forward in an equitable way.

Alice received her BA from New York University and her MPH from the University of Louisville.

Inas Khayal, PhD

Assistant Professor | View Full Profile

Ashleigh King, MPH

Research Project Coordinator | (603) 653-0840 |

Joel King

Research Project Assistant | (603) 653-3504 |

Linda Kinney, MPA

Research Project Coordinator |

Kathryn Kirkland

Professor | Read Bio

Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD, a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, with a secondary appointment at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, serves as chief of the section of palliative medicine.  She holds the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr, Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine.  In addition to her leadership role, she is actively engaged in clinical work with patients who are facing serious illness, and in teaching medical students, residents and fellows.  

Her primary scholarly interest is in the field of narrative medicine, which focuses on building capacity of clinicians to receive the stories of others, and to use them to ensure that patients receive individualized healthcare that is aligned with their values. She has received grant support from the Mellon and the Gold Foundations for work in medical humanities.  

For the first 20 years of her professional career, Kirkland was an infectious disease specialist and healthcare epidemiologist at Dartmouth and at Duke.  She has served as vice chair for quality in the department of medicine and as a coach and associate program director for leadership development in the innovative Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency program at Dartmouth. 

Kirkland holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MD from Dartmouth Medical School.

Erin Knight, PhD

Senior Research Analyst |

Jay Knowlton

Research Project Specialist | (207) 805-0897 |

Kristin Knutzen, MPH

Research Project Coordinator | View Full Profile

Elizabeth Koelsch

Registrar, TDI Graduate Programs | (603) 650-1536 |


JoAnna Leyenaar, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor | (603) 653-0855 | View Full Profile

Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, PhD, MSc

Professor | (802) 649-3507 |

Meghan Longacre, PhD

Director, Online MPH Program | (603) 650-1565 | View Full Profile

Brian Lucas, MD, MS

Associate Professor |

Rachael Lugo, MAcc

Senior Research Administrator | (603) 443-7594 |

Jon Lurie, MD, MS

Professor | View Full Profile


Alexander Mainor, JD, MPH

Research Project Manager | View Full Profile

Pablo Martinez Camblor, PhD

Senior Research Scientist |

Robert McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAFP

Professor, Active Emeritus | View Full Profile

Ellen Meara, PhD


Peggy Y. Thomson Professorship in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences | View Full Profile

Falguni Mehta, MS, MBA

Program Coordinator |

Katy Milligan, PhD, MBA

Program Director, Master of Health Care Delivery Science | (603) 646-1223 | Read Bio

Katy Milligan has been the director of the Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program at Dartmouth College since the program’s founding in 2010. In this role, she has overseen all aspects of the development and administration of the MHCDS program, a collaboration between the faculties of the Tuck School of Business and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The program is designed for executive-level leaders in health care delivery and was the first degree program in the Ivy League to use blended (online/residential) learning. Milligan is also an adjunct professor at Tuck and teaches the MHCDS Action Learning Project course. In this experiential-learning course, students work in teams to solve strategically significant real-world problems for health care client organizations. Students learn to determine the scope of a project, develop a work plan, conduct primary and secondary research, implement the project, measure its results, and create and deliver an effective presentation. She received an AB from Dartmouth College, a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Tuck.

Manish Mishra, MD, MPH

Director of Professional and Outreach Education

Assistant Professor | (603) 650-1528 | View Full Profile

Erika Moen, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor | View Full Profile

Tamara Morgan, MA

Research Manager | (802) 793-1201 | Read Bio

Tamara Morgan bats in the 'clean-up' position on several Dartmouth Institute teams, including comparative effectiveness and coproduction, using her expertise in writing to be sure a manuscript is impactful and clear. She is still fielding manuscripts (61 and counting) for the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT-PI, James Weinstein, funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), one of the most important trials ever run for low back pain. SPORT laid the groundwork for two Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Centers in Musculoskeletal Diseases, the current with Anna Tosteson, ScD, as the director. Morgan also works closely with several principal investigators in developing and submitting their grants, principally those submitted for National Institutes of Health or Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute funding. As a 21-year veteran of The Dartmouth Institute, she is very involved in its internal workings and culture. She has sat on The Dartmouth Institute Council since its inception in 2013, is a member of the Workspace Working Group, and created a book discussion group around health care and patient issues, two of which were Emperor of All Maladies by Siddartha Mukherjee and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Morgan is a proud native of Iowa City, IA., and holds a BGS in English, French, and Chinese, a BA with Literary Studies, and an MA in comparative literature from the University of Iowa.

Vanessa Moy, MS

Research Administrator | (603) 653-0894 |

Albert Mulley, MD, MPP

Professor | Read Bio

Al Mulley is the managing director of the Institute’s Global Health Care Delivery Science Program. The program is dedicated to forging partnerships around the world to build the capabilities essential to achieving sustainable health care economies. Prior to his appointment at Dartmouth, he was at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as chief of general medicine for nearly three decades. In the past, his clinical training and research interests have spanned from intensive medical care to the integration of primary care and population health, always with a focus on the quality of decisions made, whether it’s from the frontlines of care to the leadership level of health systems. Mulley is the founding editor of the text, Primary Care Medicine, with the eighth addition currently in preparation. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves as a visiting professor and/or Fellow in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and China.

He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MPP from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Megan Murphy, MS

Research Programmer/Analyst | (603) 650-1458 |

Carolyn Murray, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor | View Full Profile

Genevra Murray

Research Project Director |


Eugene C. Nelson, DSc, MPH

Professor | View Full Profile

William Nelson, PhD, MDiv

Professor | View Full Profile

Helen Newton

PhD Student | Read Bio

Helen Newton works with Professor Ellen Meara's team evaluating the effect of novel payment strategies on behavioral health care delivery. After graduating from Bowdoin College in 2014, she worked as a policy analyst at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy in Washington, D.C. Through her work with federal policymakers and rural providers, she developed a passion for payment reform, rural health systems, and behavioral health care. Interested in understanding more about the intersection of research and policymaking, she received an MPH from The Dartmouth Institute in 2017. Beyond the scope of her PhD work, Newton is more broadly interested in understanding how health systems integrate social services. Specifically, she’s interested in how to measure care coordination, particularly care transitions between hospital systems and community-based providers; assessing the integration of general medical and behavioral health care; evaluating the changes in the composition of the behavioral health workforce; and measuring the effect of team-based care on care quality. 


Nancy O'Brien, MBA

Preference Laboratory Coordinator

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Sharon O'Connor, MS

Senior Research Scientist

sharon.o' | Read Bio

As a research scientist with the Center for Program Design & Evaluation (CPDE), Sharon O’Connor is an evaluator and project manager with expertise in providing clients with meaningful and actionable results. She is experienced in mixed-methods program evaluation, survey design and analysis, and creating powerful reports that clearly and concisely present and interpret key findings. Working closely with clients and PIs, O’Connor helps shape programs by adding intellectual and research value and providing key input and feedback that allows for mid-stream course corrections and adjustment to the intervention or program content. Instead of just dumping data tables in front of clients and PIs, she analyzes, interprets, and coalesces data from multiple sources to create top-level, digestible, and actionable intelligence that can be used to help a program achieve its goals. O’Connor directs the evaluation plans and activities for several concurrent projects and programs, ranging from 5-year multi-site NIH- and CDC-funded grants to shorter-term federal and state funded programs. She has been an invited speaker at state, regional, and national level conferences, and has contributed to grant applications, funder reports, and publications since helping launch CPDE in 2010. She holds an MS in healthcare research from The Dartmouth Institute, an MBA from Boston University, and a BA cum laude from Simmons College.

Brant Oliver, PhD, MS, MPH, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor | (603) 653-6869 | View Full Profile

James O’Malley, PhD

Professor | View Full Profile


Seho Park, MS, PhD

Research Associate B |

Harim Park

Research Porgrammer-Analyst I |

Tae-Ryong Park, PhD

Health Care Data Analyst | (207) 805-0890 |

Honor Passow, PhD, MSME, PE

Lecturer | Read Bio

Honor Passow, PhD, teaches research methods, including biostatistics, epidemiology, survey research methods, and technical writing in The Dartmouth Institute’s graduate programs.  About half of her research has been at the Institute. Her research experience has spanned a wide array of methods, including interviews (regarding patient decision making), surveys (regarding student cheating and professional competencies among engineers), Medicare administrative data (regarding prostate cancer screening), linked data between Medicare and the Nurses’ Health Study survey (regarding cognitive decline in the elderly), document review (regarding the influence of medical journals’ press releases on the quality of newspaper coverage), experiments (regarding the flow of slurries under vibration), narrative literature synthesis (regarding screening mammography), and systematic literature review (regarding on-the-job competence among engineers and “exnovation”, that is, how physicians reject or abandon an innovation after adopting it). She is a peer reviewer for journals that focus on the education of professionals.


Natalie Perry, PhD

Program Administrator |

Curtis Petersen

PhD Student | Read Bio

After several years of working in molecular research, Curtis Petersen decided to try to understand how macro factors influenced the micro systems he had been working with and studying. His interest led him to study epidemiology as a master's student at The Dartmouth Institute where he focused on breast cancer. In 2014, he helped start a remote medical sensing group that seeks to determine how we can best use technology and big data to help people manage their health. This process spurred him into thinking about how we might be able to use this information to interpret epigenetic changes. Petersen's current research interests include examining next-generation phenotyping and bridging the gap between the exposome and disease. He aims to link the huge amount of data that we are now continuously collecting from people to molecular changes and genetic expression. He is of the opinion that our health systems can be greatly improved through advanced analytics of data directly impacting patients, and he hopes that this work will help influence how policy is shaped and how we measure quality health care.

Lisa Purvis, EdD, MBA, MPH

Lecturer | (603) 653-3151 | Read Bio


Nithya Ramesh, MPH

Senior Research Analyst | (603) 653-0853 | Read Bio

Dr. Nithya Ramesh is a dentist and a health care researcher, who serves as a curriculum specialist at The Dartmouth Institute. Her areas of interest include measuring and improving the quality of health care delivery, and epidemiology of oral diseases. As part of her role with The Dartmouth Institute, Ramesh is responsible for course design, management, and evaluation for the online and residential MPH programs. She also assists faculty and instructional designers with developing and implementing new technology and pedagogy into the residential and online classrooms across courses. She also conducts a variety of learning activities for students in conjunction with course faculty. Ramesh is a 2017-18 Global Health Fellow at The Dartmouth Institute. She has previously worked at the Rhode Island State Department of Health in the Oral Health program to help develop and maintain the state's School Oral Health initiative. Ramesh holds a B.S. in dental surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India, and an MPH from Brown University.

Stephanie Raymond

Senior Programmer I |

Jared Rhoads, MPH

Research Project Manager | Read Bio

Jared Rhoads is a member of both the research staff and the educational staff at The Dartmouth Institute. On the research side, he provides project management for research efforts examining health policy and health system innovation. On the educational side, he serves as a capstone advisor in the MPH program, and as a teaching assistant in several courses at The Dartmouth Institute and Tuck Business School. In 2016, Rhoads was a co-author of the publication, Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population, a report of the Dartmouth Atlas Project. He is also an active collaborator with the Mercatus Center, a public policy institute affiliated with George Mason University, where he was a Frederic Bastiat Fellow. His ongoing research interests include the role of markets in health care. Rhoads received his undergraduate education in management information systems at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. He holds an MS in information technology from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, and an MPH from Dartmouth.

Kathleen Rorison, MF

Senior Research Administrator | (603) 653-0879 |

Ronald Russell, MS

Analytic Director | (207) 805-0890 |


Peter Scalia, MSc, PhD

Research Associate B | (603) 653-0832 |

Andrew Schaefer, PhD

Sr. Research Programmer/Analyst |

Karen Schifferdecker, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor | View Full Profile

Florian Schroeck, MD, MS

Associate Professor | View Full Profile

Danielle Schubbe

Research Assistant | (603) 653-0808 |

Katherine Semple Barta, JD

Research Project Manager | (603) 653-1457 |

Lisa Sharp Grady

Porgram Specialist | (603) 650-1546 | Read Bio

Lisa Sharp Grady is managing the execution of the successful launch and on-going operation of The Dartmouth Institute’s new undergraduate Dartmouth Health Care Foundations and Eric Eichler ’57 Fellowship in Health Care Leadership. She helps create new approaches to health care education so that undergraduate students will be motivated to explore the challenges in healthcare and respond to the new demands of a potential career in healthcare. She works to ensures successful delivery of the on-campus and online programs and facilitates effective and meaningful mentoring relationships between students and faculty mentors. She is the first point of contact about the program and is active in recruiting students and building cross-campus partnerships. Lisa serves on her town's select board, where she is faced with public health issues from the perspectives of environmental health and public safety. Previously, she met the administrative needs of The Preference Laboratory at The Dartmouth Institute, served as a development assistant for the Dartmouth College Fund, and began her career at Dartmouth working as an administrative assistant in the Faculty-Employee Assistance program. Lisa also spent nine years working in financial aid at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, OH. She earned a BA in management with concentrations in marketing and international management from Antioch University Midwest. She is working on her Master of Public Health through Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH.

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor | Read Bio

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, is director of clinical innovations and director of primary care affairs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Shipman works with a wide range of health system leaders to promote effective innovations in ambulatory care delivery and teaching. A general pediatrician and health services researcher by training, he has studied the health care workforce extensively.  He guides AAMC activities promoting emerging high-value ambulatory care models within AMCs and affiliates, with a focus on improving care at the interface of primary care and specialty care. At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Shipman supports care transformation efforts on a limited basis, including a growing community health worker program and efforts to improve communication, coordination, and efficiency between primary care and specialty care physicians in the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth and its affiliated community practices. He works with online students in the Dartmouth Institute MPH program on their practicum requirement. He received an MD from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, completed a residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins, where he also received his MPH.  

Brenda Sirovich, MD, MS

Associate Professor | Read Bio

Brenda Sirovich is a general internist, researcher, and educator at The Dartmouth Institute and Geisel School of Medicine. Practicing at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, Sirovich has been caring for and learning from her veteran patients for nearly 20 years, and also attends on the in-patient medicine service. Along with Phil Goodney, she co-directs the VA Outcomes Group, a small multidisciplinary research group, where she enjoys mentoring fellows and junior faculty in many specialties. Her research examines clinical practice intensitythe tendency of clinicians to order tests, referrals, and treatments for patients, exploring both causes and consequences of different practice patterns. Delighted to be entering her 8th year directing an intermediate level Epidemiology and Biostatistics elective in the Institute’s residential MS/MPH program, From Observational Data to Valid Inference: Regression and Other Approaches, she has also been deeply involved (some might aptly say buried) in building and directing a new 2-year course sequence at Geisel. Now in its 3rd year, Patients & Populations: Improving Health & Healthcare seeks to develop in medical students the knowledge, capabilities, and motivation to allow them to make a difference on a larger scale, improving the health of communities and populations, and the effectiveness and value of health care.

Sirovich is a proud graduate of Hunter College High School (NYC). She earned a BA in applied mathematics from Harvard College, an MD from the Yale University School of Medicine, and an MS from the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth (now The Dartmouth Institute).


Jonathan Skinner, PhD


James O. Freedman Presidential Professorship | View Full Profile

Rebecca Smith, MS

Research Project Coordinator | Read Bio

Rebecca Smith is part of The Dartmouth Institute’s Comparative Effectiveness Research Program led by Dr. Anna Tosteson. As a Fellow and coordinator, she contributes to multiple projects under a large research portfolio examining how innovations in health care impact health outcomes, cost, and quality of care. Her primary interests are in global health systems. She is currently involved in the analysis for the U.S. component of The International Costs and Utilities Related to Osteoporotic Fractures Study (ICUROS) comparing costs, and impact of osteoporotic fractures on quality of life and resource utilization. Smith has worked on various research projects under the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth including the InSHAPE study, and an NIAAA sponsored clinical trial. She has held positions as a Global Health Scholar (2015-2016) and Global Health Fellow (2016-2017) both with The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. She earned her MS in health policy and health service research from The Dartmouth Institute in 2017. In 2011, she completed her dual BS in business administration and international affairs at The University of New Hampshire. As an undergraduate, she conducted research abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai China examining the changing structures and regulations for non-governmental organizations in China.

Gabrielle Stevens, PhD

Research Scientist | (603) 653-0814 |

Amanda Stofesky

Admissions and Recruitment Specialist | (603) 650-1540 |

Robert Stolfi

Data Manager | (207) 805-0892 |

Kathy Stroffolino

Research Project Assistant | (603) 653-0881 |

Colleen Sullivan

Senior Research Administrator | (603) 653-0801 |


Adam Thebeau

Senior Manager, Data Operations | (207) 805-0893 |

Courtney Theroux, MS

Director of Admissions | (603) 650-1531 |

Michelle Thompson, MBA

Project Administrator |

Marisa Tomaino

Research Project Specialist |

Stephanie Tomlin, MS, MPA

Operations Director, Data Analytic Core | (646) 530-0222 | Read Bio

Stephanie Tomlin (Steph) is the operations director for the Data Analytic Core, which provides health services research programming/analytic support to research faculty and their project teams in a highly secure IT environment. Tomlin is responsible for strategic alignment of data/analytic/IT resources with research project needs, budget development and oversight, training and development, performance evaluation/management, and data security & compliance. She also serves as a member of The Dartmouth Institute Council and as a co instructor for The Dartmouth Institute's Communications initiative. In both roles, she is actively engaged in organizational development and evaluation with a strong interest in identifying and testing innovative ways to connect colleagues with the principles and practices around positive team culture. Steph enjoys uniting students, staff, and faculty across the organization who have shared interests, where opportunities for optimized collaboration & productivity may be realized. Steph is also an active member of The Dartmouth Institute admissions committee and serves as a mentor for student interns. In this capacity, she provides networking opportunities for students eager to learn and participate in “real research projects” with project teams that have aligned interests and needs. She holds an MS in health care leadership from Dartmouth College, an MPA from the University of Vermont, and a BS in psychology, also from the University of Vermont.

Anna N. A. Tosteson, ScD

Interim Director and Professor

James J. Carroll 1948 Professor of Oncology | (603) 653-0802 | View Full Profile

Karen Trenosky, MS

Instructional Technologist |


Abigail Underhill

Employee Services Manager | (603) 653-0818 |

Benjamin Usadi, MPH

Analytic Project Coordinator |


Aricca Van Citters, MS

Senior Program Director | Read Bio

Aricca Van Citters works closely with others at The Dartmouth Institute to co-design, implement, and test learning health systems for people with chronic or serious illness. Her research interests include understanding how learning health systems can enhance patient and clinician partnerships, improve health outcomes, and support the delivery of high value care. She has lead co-design processes and formative evaluations of registry-based learning health system projects that support coproduction of healthcare services for people living with serious illness, adult inflammatory bowel disease,  rheumatology conditions, and cystic fibrosis.


Ms. Van Citters has 20 years of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative process and outcomes evaluations in a variety of health care settings. Previous research efforts including understanding factors that contribute to rapid improvement in hospital quality, costs, and mortality; and studying health service interventions for older adults with serious mental illness.  She has provided technical assistance to states and organizations implementing evidence-based mental health care for older adults, and coaching to hospitals around methods to improve the patient experience of care. Ms. Van Citters received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College, and a master of science degree from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.


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Dale Vidal, MD, MS

Professor | (603) 442-5699 |


Eric Wadsworth, PhD, MBA, CPA

Assistant Professor | (603) 646-6587 | View Full Profile

Meghan Waldner

Residency Coordinator for Leadership Preventive Medicine | (603) 653-0809 |

Qianfei Wang, MS

Senior Research Analyst | (603) 653-3560 |

Chris Weiss

Chief Executive Officer, HVHC | (603) 252-7510 |

Lisa Weiss, MBA

Chief Operating Officer | (603) 252-7512 |

John Wennberg, MD, MPH


Emeritus Director

Founder | View Full Profile

Geoffrey West

Sr. Research Analyst |

Craig Westling, DrPH, MPH, MS

Executive Director of Education | (603) 650-1533 | View Full Profile

Kristina Wolff, PhD, MPH

Curriculum Specialist | Read Bio

Kristina B. Wolff is a curriculum specialist with the Learning Innovation Lab and capstone faculty at The Dartmouth Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a curriculum specialist with MHCDS and senior strategic research analyst with the NCHIP National Learning Collaborative. As an associated health post-doctoral Fellow in the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Patient Safety she coached quality improvement teams and was involved in numerous patient safety projects. She has held faculty positions in sociology and women and gender studies at a variety of institutions. She is a medical sociologist specializing in the relationships between systematic inequality, public policy, and health care among underserved populations. Her current work focuses on health policy and practices around the intersections of social determinants and trauma informed care; particularly pregnant women with substance use disorder and women veterans. She was a Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) Fellow from 2013-2015. She earned a BA from the University of Minnesota; an MS from Minnesota State University – Mankato; an MA, MPA, and PhD from Syracuse University; and MPH from The Dartmouth Institute.

Steven Woloshin, MD, MS

Professor | View Full Profile

Andrew Wood, MPH

Research Project Specialist |


Wendy Yang, MS

Research Programmer/Analyst |

Renata Yen, MPH

PhD student | (603) 653-1494 |


Wenyan Zhao

Statistical Research Analyst | (603) 653-3526 |

Weiping Zhou, MS

Senior Technical Research Programmer/Analyst | (603) 653-0811 |

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