Brant Oliver is a healthcare improvement and implementation scientist, educator, and board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner (FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC). Dr. Oliver's work focuses on applied healthcare improvement science research with a focus on "3C" (complex, costly, and chronic) conditions including MS, IBD, CF, RA and others, coproduction, learning health systems, and shared decision making (SDM). He has been in clinical practice since 2003, working primarily as a certified MS specialist (MSCN) and a MS neurobehavioral nurse practitioner.
Dr. Oliver holds faculty appointments at Dartmouth, VA Quality Scholars (VAQS), and the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and experienced in Clinical Microsystems and IHI Model for Improvement approaches, including IHI Breakthrough Series (BTS) collaboratives. He teaches graduate students, residents and post-doctoral fellows in improvement science, methodology, measurement, and analytics.
Oliver BJ, Walsh K, Messier R, Mehta F, Cabot A, Klawiter E, Pagnotta P, Solomon A, England SE
Popul Health Manag|2021 Jun 16
Oliver BJ, Kennedy AM, van Deen WK, Weaver SA, Heller C, Holthoff MM, Bank J, Melmed GY, Siegel CA, Nelson EC
Inflamm Bowel Dis|2021 May 25
COproduction VALUE creation in healthcare service (CO-VALUE): an international multicentre protocol to describe the application of a model of value creation for use in systems of coproduced healthcare services and to evaluate the initial feasibility, utility and acceptability of associated system-level value creation assessment approaches.
Oliver BJ, Batalden PB, DiMilia PR, Forcino RC, Foster TC, Nelson EC, Garre BA
BMJ Open|2020 Oct 5
Alexander C, Rovinski-Wagner C, Wagner S, Oliver BJ
J Nurs Care Qual|2021 Jul-Sep 01
Newland P, Lorenz R, Oliver BJ
J Health Psychol|2021 Jan
PH 124 & PH 129:
Advanced Topics in Quality Improvement (elective)
(1.5 units (PH 124); 1.0 unit (PH 129))
This course addresses advanced topics in improvement science and coproduction and explores implementation science, value creation in health care, coaching, and leadership/change management. Students will have the opportunity to apply skills from prior courses (PH 117, 126, & 120 (coproduction)) to case studies and other learning opportunities related to improving health and health care services. Content for the course will include both U.S.-based and international material.
The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) component can be met in this course.
Statistical Measurement and Analysis for Healthcare Quality Improvement (elective)
This course explores the history, theory, and application of Statistical Process Control (SPC) in health care improvement. Topics include development of measures; data collection; graphical display of data; the selection and generation of SPC analyses for continuous measures, proportions, counts and rare events; for both longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses. Benchmarking, organizational approaches, and multicenter collaborative approaches to improvement measurement are discussed and research study designs for improvement and implementation science are explored. The course emphasizes application of theories and principles through the use of case studies based on ongoing work in the field, individual and small group exercises and interactive discussions with guest presenters. Individual lab exercises, a small group project and an in class final exam are required elements of the course.