Brant Oliver, PhD, MS, MPH, APRN-BC
Falguni “Fal” Mehta, MS, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS
Falguni "Fal" Mehta, MS, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, LSSGB
Falguni "Fal" Mehta, MS, MBA, CPHQ, has over 15 years of experience in leadership, operations, process and quality improvement, project management, finance, and compliance in various healthcare settings from critical access hospital to clinics to tertiary tospital. She has master’s in engineering and master’s in business administration with Leadership concentration. She has worked in various healthcare roles including Director of Quality Improvement, Analyst, Project Manager, Quality Improvement Coach, etc. She is currently working as a Program Manager with Department of Community & Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock-Health, New Hampshire, USA. Her professional work aims to create a comprehensive culture of continuous improvement to benefit all involved - patients, community, and healthcare providers. Through her work, she focuses on ways to reduce the overall healthcare cost and make it affordable to seek care for everyone. Her interest also lies on holistic healthcare approach - caring for the whole person including their physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs as she believes all these aspects need to be addressed to achieve overall wellbeing.
She serves on various community boards in the Vice President and board member capacities, as well as volunteers to teach science/math in local schools as part of her other life goals. She believes in getting involved in the community helps to be a part of the solution for a better future.
Apart from work, Fal enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys travelling around the world and learning different cultures/languages, reading, cooking, walking, running, biking, hiking and above all playing with her son.
Jabeen Ahmad, PhD, MPH
Jabeen Ahmad joined the team in February 2022. She is working closely with others in
CHIRP to apply improvement science research to optimize care and outcomes for people
with chronic conditions. In her previous roles she has provided research and
programmatic support to a range of public health programs for diverse stakeholders in
implementing quality improvement projects, coproduction of healthcare services,
conducting evaluations, writing reports and providing technical assistance to promote
organizations’ advocacy efforts.
Ms. Ahmad’s interests include a holistic understanding of public health concerns in a
community, and using the social & behavioral determinants of health lens to address
those for an equitable health environment. She is also curious to explore applying the
learning health system and quality improvement approaches to community level public
She earned her master of science degree from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy
and Clinical Practice.
Eleanor “Chandlee” Bryan
Kolu S. Baysah Clark, DNP, MS, APRN-BC
Post Doctoral Fellow
Kolu S. Baysah Clark, DNP, MS, APRN-BC
Kolu S. Baysah Clark is a doctorally-prepared nurse practitioner (NP) who has worked in a variety of settings (rehabilitation, long-term care, urgent care, primary care, etc.) between her time as an RN and NP. Currently, she works at in surgical services at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, where she works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to effectively evaluate patients’ readiness for surgical procedures.
She obtained her MS and DNP from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She developed a module to train clinicians in the use of shared-decision making (SDM), specifically for use with the VA Nursing Academy Partnership (VANAP) program at the WRJ-VAMC.
Since the completion of her DNP, she has worked with Dr. Brant Oliver and his research team in conducting research in SDM as it applies to Multiple Sclerosis (MS), working in collaboration with Dartmouth College. In this role, she has helped to develop patient decision aids to enable patients to better navigate between the many disease-modifying therapies (DMTs).
She has a special interest in Quality Improvement of Healthcare, particularly the concept of SDM. She has discovered the potential SDM has, by incorporating patients into the medical-decision process, to improve outcomes, increase adherence, and reduce healthcare costs. Throughout her career as a nurse, she has maintained passion to help new nurses hone their skills, both as a coworker and as a manager. At heart, she is an advanced practice nurse with a passion for providing excellent healthcare for individuals and their families.
She is currently a Health Systems Redesign Fellow with the VA Health Professions Education, Evaluation, and Research Fellowship (HPEER) at WRJ VAMC. She is also a guest fellow with the VA Quality Scholars program.
She is working with CHIRP as part of her fellowship training program to learn more about improvement coaching, curriculum design, and learning health systems as part of the Next-Gen MS study team.
Bruce Jobse, MPH