Donald Goldmann

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Don Goldmann, MD, is the chief medical and scientific officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and works both internally and externally to deepen IHI's profile, credibility, and influence in health care and health promotion. As chief medical officer, Dr. Goldmann supports IHI's content leads in identifying innovative approaches, cutting-edge developments, and expert faculty in areas of strategic focus, using his external relationships to identify important or emerging gaps in IHI content, particularly with regard to innovations and evidence-based interventions that emerge from academia. As chief scientific officer, his primary goal is to strengthen ties between IHI and the health services research and academic communities. In this capacity, he works with IHI colleagues, especially the Results and Evaluation Team, to ensure the rigor of IHI's results-oriented work, and to disseminate these results in presentations at national meetings and peer-reviewed publications. To this end, Dr. Goldmann develops and nurtures alliances and relationships with translational, pragmatic researchers and organizations nationally and globally. He also serves as senior lead for the IHI Fellowship Program, and he continues to train and mentor emerging investigators at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is exploring new ways to teach and learn, and is lead faculty for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) being offered by HarvardX and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He serves of the Boards of Academy Health and the America's Essential Hospitals Institute, and is a member of the AHRQ National Advisory Council.


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