Health Care Delivery Science (HCDS)

This LC will provide students with the knowledge and skills to analyze, describe, and improve healthcare delivery and healthcare systems. 

Longitudinal Curriculum Leader (Interim)

David W. Mullins, PhD

Phone: 603 650-1208 (office) or 802 299-8960 (text)
Office Location: 232 Remsen Hall
Twitter @dmullinsdms
Instagram @dmullinsvt

Dr. Mullins trained as a research microbiologist and immunologist at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia.  He has instructed microbiology, immunology, and virology at UVa (2003-2011) and Geisel (2011-present).  Dr. Mullins has published in the field of cancer immunology and immunotherapy and presently serves as Associate Dean for Basic Science Integration at Geisel.

Longitudinal Curriculum Objectives

  1. Describe the levels of the healthcare system, from self-care through global. 
  2. Analyze a local microsystem of care. 
  3. Use quantitative data to describe and analyze health, healthcare practices, and the healthcare system. 
  4. Describe the physician’s role as part of a healthcare team can facilitate system level changes and improvement. 
  5. Collaborate with the professionals that come together in order to deliver high quality healthcare. 
  6. Recognize the social determinants of health and the physician's role in addressing health disparities through system redesign. 
  7. Describe the vulnerabilities that exist in the healthcare system that lead to medical error. 
  8. Participate in analyzing a medical error. 
  9. Identify the key financial drivers of health and healthcare, especially the impact of reimbursement systems. 
  10. Assess the public health and healthcare environment to identify urgent public health issues that should be included in the medical school curriculum.