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David C. Goodman, MD, MS

Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Director, Wennberg International Collaborative

Steering Committee, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Research Programme on “Health Care in Switzerland” (Gesundheitsversorgung in der Schweiz)

Former Chair, Council on Graduate Medical Education

The Dartmouth Institute
Community and Family Medicine

University of Vermont, BA. 1977
SUNY Upstate Medical Center, MD, 1981
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatric Residency 1981-1984
Dartmouth College, MS in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, 1995

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

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Contact Information

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 5th Floor WTRB
Phone: 603-646-5631
Fax: 603-653-0896
Email: david.c.goodman@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Jordan Taylor
Asst. Email: jordan.a.taylor@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

David Goodman is a physician, health services researcher, and educator with a longstanding interest in the causes and consequences of health care variation. In his early years, his studies focused on the relationship of physician supply to population outcomes, and applied the findings to public policy development. More recently, he has developed a research portfolio that investigates unwarranted variation in the use of neonatal intensive care.

Grant Information

Using Geographic Variations to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs in the Military Health System
Department of Defense
Principal Investigator – David Goodman

Determinants of Newborn Health and Health Care Trajectories in the First Year of Life
Principal Investigator – David Goodman

Courses Taught

Medical Care Epidemiology
Epidemiology/Biostatistics I & II
Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
Comparative Health Systems
Maternal and Child Health Care

Selected Publications


Geographical variation in palliative cancer care in a tax-based healthcare system: drug reimbursement in Denmark.
Daugaard C, Neergaard MA, Vestergaard AHS, Nielsen MK, Goodman DC, Johnsen SP
Eur J Public Health. 2020 Apr 1;30(2):223-229. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz211.
PMID: 31747006

Neonatal Intensive Care Variation in Medicaid-Insured Newborns: A Population-Based Study.
Goodman DC, Ganduglia-Cazaban C, Franzini L, Stukel TA, Wasserman JR, Murphy MA, Kim Y, Mowitz ME, Tyson JE, Doherty JR, Little GA
J Pediatr. 2019 Jun;209:44-51.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.02.014. Epub 2019 Apr 5.
PMID: 30955790

Caesarean section in uninsured women in the USA: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hoxha I, Braha M, Syrogiannouli L, Goodman DC, Juni P
BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 3;9(3):e025356. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025356. Epub 2019 Mar 3.
PMID: 30833323

Role of Prices, Utilization, and Health in Explaining Texas Medicaid Newborn Care Spending Variation.
Ganduglia Cazaban C, Kim Y, Goodman DC, Avritscher EB, Vogel B, Franzini L
Med Care. 2019 Feb;57(2):131-137. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001041.
PMID: 30520836

Medical practice variation: public reporting a first necessary step to spark change.
Westert GP, Groenewoud S, Wennberg JE, Gerard C, DaSilva P, Atsma F, Goodman DC
Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 Nov 1;30(9):731-735. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy092.
PMID: 29718369

Data Deficiency in an Era of Expanding Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Care.
Goodman DC, Little GA
JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jan 1;172(1):11-12. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4042.
PMID: 29181538

Regional Variation in Neonatal Intensive Care Admissions and the Relationship to Bed Supply.
Harrison WN, Wasserman JR, Goodman DC
J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:73-79.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.028. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
PMID: 28969888

Variation in Utilization and Need for Tympanostomy Tubes across England and New England.
Parker DM, Schang L, Wasserman JR, Viles WD, Bevan G, Goodman DC
J Pediatr. 2016 Dec;179:178-184.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.093. Epub 2016 Sep 30.
PMID: 27697331

Regional Variation of Cost of Care in the Last 12 Months of Life in Switzerland: Small-area Analysis Using Insurance Claims Data.
Panczak R, Luta X, Maessen M, Stuck AE, Berlin C, Schmidlin K, Reich O, von Wyl V, Goodman DC, Egger M, Zwahlen M, Clough-Gorr KM
Med Care. 2017 Feb;55(2):155-163. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000634.
PMID: 27579912

Association between Temporal Changes in Primary Care Workforce and Patient Outcomes.
Chang CH, O'Malley AJ, Goodman DC
Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr;52(2):634-655. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12513. Epub 2016 Jun 3.
PMID: 27256769

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