Our Team

Paul J Barr, PhD, MSc, BSc

Assistant Professor
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Paul joined the faculty of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI) as an Assistant Professor in June 2014. He initially came to Dartmouth in 2012 to pursue  a postdoctoral fellowship in the Preference Laboratory, under the mentorship of Professor Glyn Elwyn.

Paul’s interests involve developing and implementing minimally disruptive, scalable solutions to increase patient and family engagement in decision making and care management, with a focus on primary care and mental health. Examples of Paul’s work include the development, psychometric analysis and implementation of CollaboRATE, a 3-item patient reported measure of shared decision making and the development of the Depression Option Grid, a one page tool comparing treatment options for depression. Paul is currently pursuing a new program of research studying the opportunities and challenges involved in sharing recordings of clinical encounters with patients as a means of increasing patient and family engagement.

Paul is extensively trained in research methodology and statistics, and came to Dartmouth via Queen’s University Belfast, where he completed his PhD in Health Services Research (HSR). Prior to that he attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he completed his MSc in Public Health (HSR stream).