Beth M. Roemer, MPH
- Education and Training
BA, University of California, Berkeley
MPH, University of California, Berkeley
Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program, University of North Carolina
Beth M. Roemer, MPH, is Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Strategic Planning at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. She has held leadership roles in the School in admissions, communications and brand, strategic planning, health systems science, governance development, and equity, inclusion, and diversity. Formerly she served as the senior director of the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy. Her policy focus included medical education innovation and the future health care workforce. During her 30-year career at Kaiser Permanente, Ms. Roemer has led multidimensional national strategic initiatives spanning a variety of disciplines, from organizational effectiveness and quality of care to new health insurance products and medical group organization. Ms. Roemer is a member of the federally authorized Council on Graduate Medical Education, which assesses physician workforce trends and makes recommendations to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Beyond Flexner Alliance focused on social mission in health professions education.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 1990-1991Innovation Program CoordinatorKaiser Foundation Hospitals, Northern California Regional Office1991-1993Assistant to Associate Executive DirectorThe Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) Executive Office1993-1997Senior Consultant for Health Plan AffairsTPMG Executive Office1997-2008Director, Strategic Initiatives and PartnershipsThe Permanente Federation Executive Office2008-2009Senior Director, Labor Management Partnership for QualityCare and Service Quality, Kaiser Permanente2010-2015Senior Director, Institute for Health PolicyKaiser Permanente2014-presentMember, Council on Graduate Medical EducationU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA2015-2016Executive Director, Medical Education StrategyKaiser Permanente
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 1976-presentMemberUniversity of California School of Public Health Alumni Association1980-presentMemberAmerican Public Health Association, Medical Care Section2000-2009Alumni Association Board of DirectorsUniversity of California School of Public Health Alumni Association2005Interim PresidentUniversity of California School of Public Health Alumni Association2015-presentBoard of Directors/ Founding MemberBeyond Flexner Alliance - Social Mission in Health Professions Education
- Publications (selected)
Peer-reviewed research manuscripts
Crosson FJ, Roemer B, Leu J, Ross M. Gaps in Residency Training Should Be Addressed to Better Prepare Doctors for a 21st Century Delivery System. Health Affairs 2011;30(11).
Roemer B, Azevedo T, Blumberg B. Looking at Graduate Medical Education Through a Different Lens: A Health Care System’s Perspective. Academic Medicine 2015;Vol.90, No. 9, Sept 2015.