Mark Splaine, MD, MS is the Director of Education at Community Health Center, Inc.'s Weitzman Institute. Mark joined CHC in 2016. In his role, Mark is responsible for contributing to and helping to coordinate all of the educational activities of the Weitzman Institute. This involves work with faculty, program managers, and students. In addition, Mark is leading the development of Weitzman’s portfolio of online educational offerings.
Before joining CHC, Mark worked as an independent consultant in healthcare quality education and measurement for EduHealth LLC as it Managing Director; prior to that role, he was an Associate Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Mark has been a teacher of health professional for over 20 years. His education interests include creating, implementing, assessing, and continually improving educational offerings for learners that promote developing knowledge and skills for improving the quality and safety of care for individuals and communities. This work involves understanding how individuals can learn together and from one another, as well as how to best incorporate different educational technologies and assessments to promote learning for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Mark’s interests in research and implementation include developing and studying opportunities to incorporate the use of measurement, analytic methods, and collaborative learning to enhance practice in health care and public health settings. The major goals of this work are to make statistics more easily understandable and useful; to develop practical methods to measure clinical processes and outcomes that can be incorporated into care settings; to teach about how health professionals can use continuous quality improvement as a way to enhance their practice and the value they provide to individuals and communities; and to study models of collaborative learning that enhance health outcomes. This work has included projects in the U.S., Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Africa.
Mark is professionally trained as a general internal medicine physician and practiced primary care for 16 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, his Doctor of Medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School, and his Master of Science degree in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences from Dartmouth College.