Scientific Advisory Group

Scientific Advisory Group

The IHI Scientific Advisory Group is a team of internationally recognized scientists who provide expert review and guidance to improve the rigor and credibility of our results-oriented programs and activities.

IHI’s work is guided by a Scientific Advisory Group, an independent group of advisors chartered by IHI’s Board of Directors, which provides expert review and guidance to improve the quality of IHI's improvement designs, rigor, and execution of results-oriented programs and projects. Members of the Scientific Advisory Group also help IHI effectively analyze and disseminate the learning from our work.

IHI’s approach to quality improvement has always been multidisciplinary, involving experts, techniques, and tools taken from the social sciences as well as from life sciences and medicine. The Scientific Advisory Group includes renowned scientific and clinical investigators that represent the broad range of contexts in which IHI works around the world. Members have a deep working knowledge of implementation science and improvement science, in addition to diverse expertise in implementation research and evaluation methods. They represent different global contexts, diverse health and health care settings, and a spectrum of interests that align with IHI priorities and values.

Nicola Burgess

Nicola Burgess, PhD​
Professor of Operations Management, School for Business and Society, University of York, UK
Visiting Fellow at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
Kenilworth, England

Jara Dean-Coffey

Jara Dean-Coffey, MPH
Founder and Director, Equitable Evaluation Initiative
Founder and Director, Luminare Group
San Rafael, California

Ezequiel Garcia-Elorrio

Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio, MD, MSc, MBA, PhD 
Director, Health Care Quality and Patient Safety, and Director, Administration and Finance, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy

President, ISQua
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rebekah Gee

​Rebekah Gee, MD 
IHI Board Liaison
CEO of Health Care Services, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center ​ 
New Orleans, LA

Don Goldmann

​Don Goldmann, MD 
Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts

Lisa Hirschhorn

​Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH​ 
Professor, Medical Social Sciences, and Director, Ryan Family Center on Global Primary Care, Robert J Havey Institute for Global Health Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University​
Evanston, Illinois

Peter Margolis

Peter Margolis, MD, PhD 
Immediate Past Chair, IHI Scientific Advisory Group
Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation Chair in Improvement Science
Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Lloyd Provost

​Lloyd Provost, MS 
Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement
Austin, Texas

Amar Shah

Amar Shah, MD
Chair, IHI Scientific Advisory Group
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Chief Quality Officer, East London NHS Foundation Trust
London, England