Additional Faculty Research Mentors


This is a representative list of potential faculty mentors. Many others are also available.

Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD
Mixed Methods and Implementation Science, Health Behavior Change in Young People

Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD, is Associate Prof. Psychiatry and Director of PEARLS, The Psychosis Early Action, Resource, and Learning Service. Her work involves developing and testing interventions and evaluating adaptations of evidence-based practices as they are implemented. She mentors scholars in an National Institute of Health (NIH) Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences.

Amber Barnato, MD, MPH, MS
Unwarranted Variation, Health Disparities, Palliative and End of Life Care

Amber Barnato, MD, MPH, MS, is S.J. and R.M.L 1960 Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery. She is PI or multiple PI of four active studies focused on end of life care; her recent focus is on advance care planning and end-of-life decision making aimed at better aligning healthcare with patient values. She has mentored 15 post-doctoral fellows and K-Award trainees.

Tim Burdick, MD, MBA, MSc
Data Science

Tim Burdick, MD, MBA, MSc, is Associate Professor. and Vice Chair of Research in Community and Family Medicine, with appointments in Biomedical Data Science and The Dartmouth Institute. Experienced in wilderness and disaster medicine, he has practiced rural family medicine continuously for more than 20 years. Within the DH system, he is the Associate Chief Research Officer for Informatics, helping lead the research use of Epic EHR, the enterprise data warehouse, and other computer systems. His research emphasizes informatics and quality improvement methods to improve primary care, including behavioral health, cancer screening, and transitional care management. He has helped mentor students, fellows and junior faculty and teaches Statistical Measurement and Analysis for Healthcare Improvement.

Glyn Elwyn, MD, MSc, PhD
Shared Decision Making

Glyn Elwyn, MD, MSc, PhD, is Prof. of Community and Family Medicine (CFM) and The Dartmouth Institute (TDI). He leads research in patient engagement within a learning health system, helping patients to be informed, empowered decision-makers and to improve their ability to self-manage chronic conditions. He co-directs the Co-Production Laboratory and has mentored > 25 junior researchers.

Rebecca Emeny, PhD

Dr. Emeny is a Research Scientist at TDI and methodological consultant in the Dept. of Psychiatry. Dr. Emeny has worked as a collaborating methodologist on the design and analysis of clinical and observational studies in many clinical areas, including mental health and aging, and work stress-related risk for heart disease.

Elliott Fisher MD, MPH
Costs, Health Care Effectiveness, Health Care Finance

Elliott Fisher MD, MPH, is James W. Squires Professor of Medicine and Professor of TDI. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, he is expert in evaluating the costs, effectiveness, and financing of health care. He has mentored dozens of clinician-researchers.

Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSP
Integrated Geriatrics in Primary Care and Interdisciplinary Teams

Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSP, is the Vice President for the Geriatric Center of Excellence and an Assistant Prof. Medicine, CFM, and TDI. Dr. Flaherty’s practice and research has focused on interdisciplinary approaches to quality improvement and workforce enhancement in geriatrics.

Daisy Goodman, CNM, DNP, MPH
Integrated Care, Behavioral Health in Maternal Care

Daisy Goodman, CNM, DNP, MPH, is Assistant Prof. Obstetrics and Gynecology, CFM, and TDI. She is a practicing nurse midwife and is co-PI of a large Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study to evaluate integrated care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.

JoAnna Leyenaar MD, PhD, MPH
Integration of Mental Health and Pediatrics, Urban-Rural Disparities

JoAnna Leyenaar MD, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Prof. of Pediatrics and TDI. She studies strategies to improve behavioral healthcare for youth in pediatric settings, and has mentored many graduate students.

Sarah Lord, PhD
Implementation Science

Sarah Lord, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. As a clinical-developmental psychologist, her research focuses on development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based approaches to treatment of substance use and mental health conditions, with a particular focus on leveraging digital tools as platforms for implementation in diverse systems of care. Current projects include a comparative effectiveness of treatments for opioid use disorder among pregnant women (PCORI), yoga-mindfulness for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (NCCIH), and digital decisional support and care management within supported employment services for individuals with serious mental illness (NIDILRR).  

Lisa A. Marsch, PhD
Digital Interventions

Lisa A. Marsch, PhD, is Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health and Professor of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on development and evaluation of technology-based therapeutic tools for health behavior, as well as on identification and treatment of substance use disorders in primary care. She has served/serves as PI on numerous NIH-funded grants and has mentored >28 early-career investigators.

James O’Malley, PhD

James O’Malley, PhD, is Prof. of Biostatistics at TDI and the Geisel School of Medicine. His research focuses on causal inference, multivariate-hierarchical modeling, combining information across studies to design and analyze trials, and social network analysis. He has been PI or senior statistician for 36 studies, primary mentor to 3 fellows, and co-mentor for 18 fellows/students.

James Sargent, MD
Children and Adolescent Health Behavior Primary Care & Community Research

James Sargent, MD, is a Professor in both Pediatric Oncology and CFM. He conducts population-based studies of young people, using survey and machine learning to capture media and marketing exposures to examine their association with substance use and vaping that inform primary care interventions for youth. He has mentored many early career clinician investigators.

Catherine Stanger PhD
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Diabetes Control, Health Behavior Change, Technology Delivered Intervention

Catherine Stanger, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience in clinical interventions research among youth and families. She conducts research using novel digital approaches to improve engagement in disease management and outcomes among youth and their families. She has mentored many undergraduate and graduate trainees, as well as 9 postdoctoral fellows.

William Torrey, MD
Implementation Science and Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care

William Torrey, MD, is Prof. of Psychiatry and Interim Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry. He is an expert in implementation of evidence-based treatments and integrated services. His current work focuses on screening and brief intervention for behavioral health in primary care in rural settings.

Anna N. A. Tosteson, ScD
Secondary Data and Comparative Effectiveness Research

Anna N. A. Tosteson, ScD, is James J. Carroll Prof. of Medicine and CFM, Interim Dir. of TDI, Dir. of TDI’s Comparative Effectiveness Research Program and co-Dir. of the Cancer Control Research Program. Her research applies decision science and biostatistics to clinical and health policy.

Vikrant Vaze PhD
Systems Engineering

Vikrant Vaze, PhD, is Associate Prof. at Thayer School of Engineering. He works at the intersection of engineering, medicine, and innovation, using machine learning to develop strategies for precision medicine.