Lee Anne Roman, PhD, MSN
Lee Anne Roman, PhD, MSN, is an Associate Professor with the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University.
Dr. Roman specializes in health services research primarily focused on maternal and child health and health disparities among Medicaid-insured families. Dr. Roman’s research is conducted in collaboration with multiple partners, health systems, health departments, community agencies, and the state health department. She has a special research interest in Community Health Workers (CHW).
Dr. Roman has conducted a randomized trial comparing Medicaid enhanced prenatal services, delivered by professionals, with a nurse-CHW team approach focused on women’s stress and mental health. For the past several years, she has led a team of researchers collaborating with the Michigan Department of Community Health, Medicaid regarding the Maternal and Infant Health Program (MIIHP). She is part of a team conducting a quasi-experimental statewide evaluation of the MIHP state program and the Kin Keeper randomized trial study examining a CHW intervention. Further, Dr. Roman is leading the development and implementation of a five year evaluation study of CHWs (process and health outcomes, cost analysis) for the Grand Rapids Healthy Start Program, a project funded by the Kellogg Foundation. And currently, leads an Agency for Health Care Quality research and demonstration grant to develop and test a population-based Perinatal System of Care for Medicaid insured women.