He has more than 220 peer-reviewed publications (including recent NEJM studies on hospital harm rate trends and on ICU screening for MRSA and VRE) and numerous commentaries (including recent JAMA papers on CER, disparities research, and harm measurement).

Dr. Goldmann is Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), while retaining his academic responsibilities at Harvard. He has built an innovative and productive research team, including rapid-cycle R&D and innovation, health and health care measurement, pilot and feasibility testing of novel improvement strategies, and multi-method evaluation of demonstration projects. He is PI on IHI’s AHRQ ACTION II Award, a CDC antibiotic stewardship grant, and an ASPE-funded cluster randomized trial of a multi-modal state-based system to spread CER best practices. He is or has recently been a co-investigator on a CDC-funded grant to the Harvard School of Public Health to improve emergency preparedness, the IHI senior sponsor for an initiative to improve ambulatory prevention and care in the Indian Health Service, an ASPE-funded project to design novel methods to engage providers and patients to improve colon cancer screening, a project funded by MMCO to improve the care of dual eligible patients with serious mental illness and disabilities, a Commonwealth Fund-supported project to reduce all-cause readmissions in three states, an AHRQ funded project to conduct a state-wide demonstration of safety in the office practice setting and its effect on medical malpractice and payment in Massachusetts, as well as a project to improve HCAHPS in the 150-plus hospitals of a major health care company. Dr. Goldmann directs IHI’s fellowship program, which has more than 50 national and international alumni. He is IHI’s liaison for a number of strategic relationships, including ACGME, AAMC, ABIM, ABMS, AHRQ, CDC, and NQF.

Dr. Goldmann currently serves on the boards of the National Public Health and Hospital Institute and AcademyHealth. He is also a member of the National Association of Public Hospitals’ and Health Systems’ Strategic Planning Committee and AcademyHealth's Translation and Dissemination Institute Planning Committee.