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    David Goodman, Princeton 2010

    David Goodman, M.D., MS

    David C. Goodman is Professor of Pediatrics and of Health Policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in Hanover, New Hampshire; Director of the Center for Health Policy Research; and Co-Principal Investigator, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.  Dr. Goodman's primary research interest is in variation of health workforce supply and its relation to health outcomes. In the past two decades Dr. Goodman has also led numerous studies on variation in the effectiveness and efficiency of health care, including neonatology, pediatrics hospital and asthma care, and medical care in Medicare beneficiaries. His research papers and editorials on this topic have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Pediatrics, and The New York Times. 
    Dr. Goodman is one of the founding investigators of the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare.  He currently leads Dartmouth Atlas projects examining variation in end of life cancer care, post hospital discharge care, and regional hospital and physician capacity.  Dr. Goodman also directs the day-to-day operations of the Atlas team. Dr. Goodman is a member and recent member of the editorial boards of the journals Health Services Research and Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing.
    Dr. Goodman received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center and his master’s degree in medical care epidemiology from Dartmouth College.  He served his residency in pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and then practiced as a National Health Services Corps physician in a rural area of New Hampshire.  After joining the Dartmouth faculty in 1988, he undertook allergy and clinical immunology training.  He recently stepped down as Chief of the Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a position he held for a number of years. His clinical interest is pediatric asthma.

    Presentation

    What do we know about end-of-life cancer care?

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVII: May 19, 2010

    Presentation

    The Ultimate Question: Should We Invest Billions of Dollars to Expand Physician Training Rates?

    Presentation Date

    May 23, 2007

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