About Dr. Bartels


Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
Director, The Mongan Institute
James J. and Jean H. Mongan Chair in Health Policy and Community Health

Dr. Stephen Bartels is the inaugural James J. and Jean H. Mongan Chair in Health Policy and Community Health in the Department of Medicine and Director of The Mongan Institute at MGH which serves as the academic home for 9 centers dedicated to health care delivery and population science. Before coming to MGH from Dartmouth in September 2018, he was the Herman O West Professor of Geriatrics, Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Community & Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Professor of Health Policy at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Among his accomplishments at Dartmouth included establishing and directing the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, serving as Co-Principal Investigator for Dartmouth’s SYNERGY Clinical Translational Science Institute, and as the Principal Investigator for Dartmouth’s CDC Health Promotion Research Center focusing on reducing cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, tobacco in primary care and in mental health. Dr. Bartels has mentored over 40 early career investigators and served as the Principal Investigator for two post-doctoral research training programs including an NIH multi-site post-doctoral training program in geriatric mental health services research and a HRSA funded primary care research. Over the past two decades he has led a highly productive research group developing, testing, and implementing interventions focused on complex health conditions and health disparities, co-occurring physical and mental disorders, health care management, health coaching, health promotion interventions for obesity and smoking, aging and geriatrics, integration of mental health and primary care, self-management, automated telehealth and mobile technology, evidence-based models of care for complex conditions, population health science, applied health care delivery science, and implementation science. He has published over 330 articles, scientific abstracts, and book chapters.

Among his many national leadership roles include Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; serving on an Institute of Medicine Committee on the future health care workforce for older adults with mental disorders; and testifying before congress and in congressional briefings on aging and health policy and funding for research on mental disorders in older persons. Dr. Bartels is a member of the Executive Committee and core faculty of two NIMH-funded national research mentoring institutes. Dr. Bartels also serves as the Chair for the National Institute of Health Dissemination and Implementation Research in Heath (DIRH) Study Section spanning 16 NIH institutes and a faculty member of the NCI Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC).

Dr. Bartels on PubMed

Masters in Clinical Evaluative Sciences: Health Services Evaluation, Clinical Outcomes Research, and Health Policy.
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.

Doctor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, V.A.

B.A. in English
Amherst College, Amherst, M.A.