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Ellen Flaherty, PhD, ARNP

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

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Director, Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Ph.D Nursing New York University
MSN Nursing SUNY Stony Brook
MSN Molloy College

Center For Aging

Professional Interests

Geriatric Interprofessional Team Training
Transforming Primary Care - Geriatrics
Models of Geriatric Care
Community Care & Rural Aging

Grant Information

HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (PI) July 2015-June 2019
ACL/NCOA Falls Prevention Grant (PI) Aug 2015 - July 2020


Dr. Flaherty is the Director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging and Past President of the American Geriatrics Society. Currently Dr. Flaherty is the Principal Investigator of the HRSA funded Dartmouth Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program and a Co-Principal Investigator for the John a. Hartford Foundation funded National Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Coordinating Center. In addition Dr. Flaherty is also the Principal Investigator for the Dartmouth Falls Prevention Grant funded by the Administration for Community Living. 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 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. Dr. Flaherty directed the Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner program and championed the NYU WHO Collaborating Center at NYU. Through the center, Dr. Flaherty, a member of the WHO Task force on Aging, travelled throughout Central and South America to help embed geriatric content into nursing programs globally. 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 interdisciplinary 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.