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Marjorie M. Godfrey

Marjorie M. Godfrey, PHD, MS, BSN, FAAN

Executive Director and Founder

Margie is Research Professor in the Department of Nursing and Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for Excellence in Health and Social Systems (IEHSS), in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. She is a national and international leader of designing and implementing improvement strategies targeting the place where patients, families and care teams meet-the clinical microsystem.

Dr. Godfrey began her work in clinical microsystems over 25 years ago and, in 2009, founded The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy (TDIMA) at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine with Dartmouth colleagues, to develop new knowledge and disseminate findings. She was Co-Director of TDIMA with Dr. Tina Foster for 11 years and a Lecturer for nearly 20 years at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.  

Margie’s primary interest is engaging inter-professional health care professionals in learning about and improving local health care delivery systems with a focus on patients, professionals, processes and outcomes. Margie is co-author of the best selling textbooks, Quality by Design (2007), Quality by Design, 2nd Edition (in press) and Value By Design (2011), and the lead author and architect of the "Clinical Microsystems: A Path to Healthcare Excellence" series.