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Don Goldmann

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) at Harvard University

About Me

Don Goldmann, MD is Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. At IHI Dr. Goldmann supports content leads in identifying innovative approaches and cutting-edge developments, assists expert faculty in areas of strategic focus, as well as strengthens ties between the organization and the health services research and academic communities. He also serves as senior lead for the IHI Fellowship Program and continues to train and mentor emerging investigators at Boston Children’s Hospital.

A noted scholar and professor at Harvard, Dr. Goldmann brings a unique perspective, having performed studies across the entire continuum of translational research: bench science (vaccine development), infectious disease epidemiology (novel methods for early detection of outbreaks, risk adjustment, and effectiveness research), clinical trials (including cluster randomized trials of QI interventions), and implementation research (including quasi-experimental methods and real-time context-sensitive mixed methods evaluation). He has more than 230 peer-reviewed publications, many in high-impact journals, and numerous commentaries.

Dr. Goldmann is the founder and current co-director of the Harvard-wise Pediatric Health Services Research Training Program, funded by AHRQ and NICHD. He is also on the Board of both AcademyHealth and America’s Essential Hospitals Institute. In addition to the HarvardX MOOC, he is currently teaching a general education course on the Science of Living Systems, General Education SLS26.

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