Dr. Mulley is Managing Director for Global Health Care Delivery Science at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Before moving to Dartmouth in 2010, Dr. Mulley spent 35 years on the Harvard faculty and the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital where he was the founding Chief of the General Medicine Division and Director of the Medical Practices Evaluation Center. He is founding Editor of the text, Primary Care Medicine, the earliest textbook of adult primary care now in its 7th edition. He is also founding Director of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, which has led collaborations internationally in development and evaluation of shared decision making for nearly three decades, and founding Director of The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science.
Dr. Mulley’s research focuses on measurement of processes, outcomes, and patient preferences to improve the quality of health care decision making and the efficiency of service delivery on the frontlines and at the system level. This work includes development of approaches to support clinical teams and patients in shared decision making and in co-production of services, especially for long term conditions. It has been used to catalyze learning collaboratives and clinical trials that have shown that increased patient knowledge and attention to patients’ informed preferences can be associated with decreased utilization of high cost medical and surgical interventions and better health outcomes.
Dr. Mulley is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he was named the first International Visiting Fellow at the King’s Fund in London and appointed by The Health Foundation as an inaugural member of the Improvement Science Development Group. That same year, he was named International Consultant to the Chinese Hospital Association and co-chair of the steering committee for a five-year strategic partnership between Dartmouth and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China to advance health care reform globally. In 2013, he was appointed to the adjunct faculty of the Tsinghua Institute for Hospital Management Research.