Ellen Flaherty, PhD, MSN, APRN

Dr. Ellen Flaherty is the Director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging and Past President of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). Dr. Flaherty is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Dartmouth HRSA funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), renewed for an additional 5 years as of July 1, 2019 and for an Administration for Community Living (ACL) Falls Prevention grant. Dr. Flaherty is also a Co-Principal Investigator of the AGS National Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Coordinating Center funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and has been funded by the John A. Hartford foundation to further develop, test and spread the GITT-PC (Geriatric Interprofessional Team Transformation in Primary Care) model. Dr. Flaherty has a joint appointment in Geriatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she practices as an Advanced Practice Nurse in General Internal Medicine. Dr. Flaherty spent 25 years working in New York City to advance clinical practice in geriatric nursing at the NYU College of Nursing/Hartford Institute where she received her Ph.D. in Nursing. While at NYU, Dr. Flaherty was the Co-PI of the John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) Resource Center. For the past 10 years, Dr. Flaherty’s program of research and practice has focused on an interprofessional approach to quality improvement using the principles and practices she developed as a Fellow at the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI). Dr. Flaherty has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters and has been a lead editor for the AGS Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus.

Dr. Flaherty joined the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH) Board of Trustees in 2017 and brings years of experience and expertise in healthcare.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health appointed.