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.