Staff

Project Director: Holly Tutko, MS

Holly Tutko, MS, serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP)and the Department of Health Management and Policy. Her focus at IHPP is in the Public Health and Health Promotion Focal area. Her project work focuses on clinical-public health integration, public health competency development, and quality improvement in pediatric care settings. In addition, Holly is also interested in the use of genetics/genomics knowledge and tools (such as family health history) to promote population health. She currently coordinates the work of the NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership and is involved in the quality improvement work of the NH Citizens Health Initiative's Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative.   Holly received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts,  a Master of Science in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences from Dartmouth College, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Genomics from Sarah Lawrence College.

Medical Director: Samantha House, DO, MPH

Dr. Samantha House, DO, MPH, is a Pediatric Hospitalist at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth who joined the PIP staff in October 2015. Having completed her MPH at Dartmouth’s Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (now known as The Dartmouth Institute), she has a background in healthcare delivery science and has received formal training in quality improvement processes. Samantha’s research interests involve measuring variation in delivery of healthcare. She is also actively involved in resident education at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth and has a particular interest in provider collaboration across clinical settings.

Research Director: Josephine Porter, MPH

Josephine Porter, MPH, serves as Deputy Director for the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Jo joined the Institute in December 2007. She is responsible for overall management of a number of health analytic projects within IHPP’s Center for Health Analytics. She also co-chairs the All-Payer Claims Database Council (APCD Council: www.apcdcouncil.org). Jo also oversees operational functions across IHPP.
 
Jo brings several years of health care-related project management and program development experience to IHPP. She was most recently the manager of clinical programs at Health Dialog, Inc., a care management firm with offices in Manchester, NH. She also previously served as the Associate Director of the New Hampshire Health Information Center at UNH, and was the NH BRFSS state coordinator for the NH Department of Health and Human Services. 
Her research interests are in health data collection and dissemination, and using data to effectively improve health care quality.
   

Research Associate: Molly O'Neil

Molly has been working at Institute for Health Policy and Practice since January of 2014. She is the primary research associate for the NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership and is also involved in the work of the NH Citizens Health Initiative including the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network and the Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative. Molly is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree at the University of New Hampshire as well as completing a course at the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy focused on coaching clinical microsystems. Molly is interested in health care quality improvement, maternal and child health, and community health.

We would also like to acknowledge Dr. Alison Holmes, the founding Medical Director of the NH PIP. Her tireless efforts to bring the Improvement Partnership model to NH are what catalyzed the birth of the NH PIP.