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Ellen Flaherty, PhD, ARNP

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

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Vice President, Dartmouth Health Geriatric Center of Excellence

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

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

Center For Aging

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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 2019-June 2024
ACL/NCOA Falls Prevention Grant (PI) Aug 2021 - July 2023


Dr. Flaherty is the Vice President, Dartmouth Health Geriatric Center of Excellence and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Flaherty is also past President of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the 2020 recipient of the prestigious AGS Henderson Award. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Dartmouth HRSA funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), and for an Administration for Community Living (ACL) Falls Prevention award. Dr. Flaherty is also a Co-Principal Investigator of the West Health Foundation Geriatric Emergency Department Rural Hub & Spoke grant and the AGS National GWEP Coordinating Center funded by the John A. Harford Foundation. Dr. Flaherty’s program of research and practice has focused on an interprofessional approach to primary care through the Geriatric Interprofessional Team Transformation in Primary Care (GITT-PC) model using the Age-Friendly Health Systems framework. 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.