Eugene C. Nelson D.Sc., M.P.H.

Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Population Health & Measurement

Dr. Nelson is a Professor of Community and Family Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He serves as the director of Population Health and Measurement at The Dartmouth Institute and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. Dr. Nelson is a national leader in health care improvement and the development and application of measures of quality, system performance, health outcomes, value, and patient perceptions. In the early 1990s, Dr. Nelson and his colleagues at Dartmouth began developing clinical microsystem thinking. His work developing the \clinical value compass\ and \whole system measures\ to assess health care system performance has made him a well-recognized quality and value measurement expert. He is the recipient of The Joint Commission's Ernest A. Codman award for his work on outcomes measurement in health care. Dr. Nelson has been a pioneer in bringing modern quality improvement thinking into the mainstream of health care; he helped launch the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and served as a founding Board Member. He has authored over 150 publications and is an author of three recent books: (a) Quality by Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach, (b) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide: Second Edition, and (c) Value by Design: Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence. He received an AB from Dartmouth College, a MPH from Yale University and a DSc from Harvard University.