The VAQS fellowship program at the WRJ VA Medical Center (WRJ VAMC) is an interprofessional fellowship program offering opportunities for mentored scholarship and development in applied improvement and implementation science, health services outcomes research, improvement education program design and evaluation, improvement leadership, and applied improvement measurement.  Our program enjoys affiliations with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing in Boston, MA. 

Fellows in our program are eligible to be considered for scholarship support and enrollment in residential or online/hybrid MS and MPH programs at the Dartmouth Institute and the MS in Health Professions Education program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. 

Our faculty offers a diversity of expertise in quantitative outcomes research, qualitative research, applied quality improvement and improvement science, and improvement education and leadership.  We are known for providing close mentorship and prioritizing the development of fellows into future leaders in healthcare improvement research, education, and administration. 

Our program also offers integrative scholarship opportunities including a collaboration with the VA Outcomes Group (VAOG) at the WRJ VAMC, which provides a specific focus on health services outcomes research.  For more information on the VAOG visit  

The WRJ VAQS site also enjoys opportunities for collaboration with national VA programs based at the WRJ VAMC, including the Chief Resident in Quality and Safety program, the National Center for Patient Safety, the National Transformational Improvement Coaching Program, the National Center of Excellence for PTSD, and VA Nursing Academic Clinical Partnership for Graduate Education (VANA-GE) “clinician-leader-improver” post-graduate nurse practitioner residency program.

Senior Faculty Scholars

Brant Oliver

Brant Oliver, PhD, NP, MSN, MPH, APRN-BC

Faculty Scholars

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                   Philip Goodney, MD, MS

            Greg Ogrinc, MD, MS

Christine Rovinski, MSN, APRN

Brenda Sirovich, MD, MS

Emeritus Scholars

Louise Davies 2

Louise Davies, MD, MS

Current First Year Fellows


Spencer Trooboff, MD, MBA

Current Second Year Fellows

Jesse Columbo 2
Hasna Hakim 3
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             Jesse Columbo, MD

     Hasna Hakim, RN, MSN, DNPc, CCRN

            Ravinder Kang, MD

 Holly Randall, DNP, PMHCNS-BC

Current Third Year Fellows

Catherine Alexander

Catherine Alexander, DNP



Connie Cowley, DNP

Daniel Jones, MD

Mimi Pomerleau, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC


Karina Newhall, MD

Kathleen Bickel, MD, M.Phil

Alexandra Grossman, MD


Daisy Goodman, CNM, WHNP-BC, DNP


Andrea Stroud, MD

Jeffrey Bell, MD, MPH


Cecilia Farina Morin, MD

Ricky Grisson, MD

Anne Jones-Leeson, DO


Jessica Wallaert, MD, MS
Brant Oliver, PhD, MS, MPH, APRBN-BC