Margaret (Maggie) Gunter, PhD, Board Member
Margaret (Maggie) Gunter, PhD, a member of the Prosperity Rings Board since 2002, has been the Director of Medical Outcomes Research at the non-profit Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque since 2013.
Prior to that time for, two decades, she was President and Executive Director of LCF Research, a non-profit created in 1990 to foster health services research and to provide continuing professional education for health professionals. In this capacity, Dr. Gunter collaborated with other innovators at Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque to develop the pioneering Episodes of Care ® disease management program in the early-to-mid-1990s, one of the nation’s earliest examples of population health management in an integrated health system. She has led the design, implementation, and evaluation of multiple innovative projects to improve health care in New Mexico and across the country.
Dr. Gunter served for 13 years as a member of the Board of the HMO Research Network, a group of research centers affiliated with prestigious health systems that use their collective scientific capabilities to integrate research and practice for the improvement of health care among diverse populations. She has been a member of the Steering Committee for the Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national Aligning Forces for Quality initiative, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance.
Always interested in improving health care, Dr. Gunter led LCF in developing the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative, the statewide health information exchange network, to provide a comprehensive electronic patient medical record for all New Mexicans to serve the needs of patients and providers and reduce costly redundancy of imaging, lab testing, and other services.
Dr. Gunter received her PhD in Medical Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.