Brant Oliver Ph.D., MS, MPH, APRN-BC

Brant Oliver is an ANCC dual board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner (FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC), certified multiple sclerosis specialist (MSCN), educator, and healthcare improvement scientist. He holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a PhD in Health Policy & Clinical Practice (with emphases in applied healthcare quality improvement, QI measurement, and clinical research) from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College. Dr. Oliver has also completed a two-year doctoral fellowship in healthcare quality improvement and leadership in the Department of Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Program (VAQS) in 2012, and is a Lean Six Sigma certified quality improvement professional. Dr. Oliver has been a nurse practitioner (NP/APRN) in active clinical practice since 2003, the majority of which he has worked as a certified multiple sclerosis specialist (MSCN) and subspecialist in multiple sclerosis (MS) mental health care. He also has prior clinical experience in family practice, pediatric gastroenterology, emergency psychiatry, and outpatient psychiatry. From 2004-2012, he was Nurse Practitioner in Neurology & Psychiatry at the MS Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. While at DHMC, he established the MS Mental Health Clinic and was also Director of the Evaluative Sciences Research Program, which developed the Dartmouth Comprehensive MS Database Registry. In 2012, he transitioned to the MS Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital, in Concord, NH, where he continues as a multiple sclerosis specialist and MS mental health subspecialist. His QI work there focuses on the development of a systems level registry, development of decision support for disease modifying therapy treatment decisions, and applied healthcare quality improvement of multiple sclerosis care. Dr. Oliver is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and in the departments of Psychiatry and Community & Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing in Boston, MA. He is also a Faculty Senior Scholar for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars (VAQS) Fellowship in White River Junction, VT. He has served as a consultant and/or invited educator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Association of Colleges in Nursing (AACN). Dr. Oliver’s research interests focus on healthcare improvement science applications and the improvement of healthcare quality for chronic illness care (with a primary focus on multiple sclerosis), including informatics, database registries, applied QI measurement (including statistical process control), clinical microsystems intervention in healthcare, and evidence-based improvement science research. His teaching interests include interprofessional education in the evaluative clinical and healthcare delivery sciences (with an emphasis on healthcare quality improvement and outcomes measurement for improvement science), problem-based and applied interactive learning methodologies, innovation in education technology and delivery, collaboration and leadership.