Margaret Dahl

Associate Vice President for Health IT
Tennenbaum Institute and Enterprise Innovation Institute

Margaret Wagner Dahl is the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Health IT Extension Services, a new role for Georgia Tech’s tactical and strategic objectives within the sector. Health IT Extension Services are part of a comprehensive economic development strategy to enhance the industry ecosystem’s viability. Dahl works specifically with health care providers and the health IT industry by making Georgia Tech’s interoperability and integration resources accessible, as well as startup company technology validation and workforce training programs. The goal is to assist Georgia providers, employers and the industry to meet the goals of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim: improve the patient experience, help populations to be healthy and to reduce the per capita cost. Dahl is responsible for working closely with the research enterprise to ensure the very best of Georgia Tech research is delivered to communities across Georgia through Tech’s extension network.

Most recently, Dahl was AVP for Economic Development at the University of Georgia (UGA) and Director of the Georgia BioBusiness Center, a biotechnology business incubator tied closely to interdisciplinary research at UGA. Before UGA, she was Director of Operations at the Austin Technology Incubator, The University of Texas at Austin (U.T.). Prior to U.T. Austin, she was Director of Licensing at the University of Washington’s Office of Technology Transfer and previously co-founded two successful startup companies. Dahl has a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Geography from the National University of Ireland-Maynooth in County Kildare, Ireland. She currently serves as Trustee for the American Hospital Association’s Council on Governance, Trustee for the Georgia Hospital Association and Vice Chair for Athens Regional Health System.