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  • Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD



    PERSONAL INFORMATION Romana-Hasnain-Wynia, MS, PhD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Center for Healthcare Equity Institute for Healthcare Studies 750 North Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60611 312-503-5509 312-342-1281 Citizenship : USA Married : Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH Children : Kavon (20), Aiden (17), and Zan (14) EDUCATION Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy Doctor of Philosophy in Social Policy (Health Policy emphasis), 1996 Dissertation Chair and Advisor, Barry Friedman, PhD Boston University, School of Public Health (as part of doctoral studies) Statistics, Advanced Biostatistics, Law and Medicine, 1990-1992 Fellowships: Health Policy Scholar Doctoral Fellowship 1990-1993 International Employee Benefits Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 1994-1996 University of Oregon Master of Science, Health Policy and Administration, 1989 Thesis Chair and Advisor: Judith Hibbard, PhD University of Oregon Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Biology, 1986 FACULTY APPOINTMENT Associate Professor, Research: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies Division of General Internal Medicine Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT Director, Center for Healthcare Equity, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD



    Title Year(s)

    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

    Director, Center for Healthcare Equity and Associate Professor

    Feb 2008- present

    Health Research and Educational Trust American Hospital Association

    Vice President, Research July 2005-Jan 2008

    Health Research and Educational Trust, American Hospital Association

    Senior Director, Research and Evaluation

    May 2004-July 2005

    Health Research and Educational Trust, American Hospital Association

    Director, Research and Evaluation April 1998- May 2004

    Carney Hospital, Department of Preventive Medicine/Community Oriented Primary Care Program/Boston University Boston, MA

    Senior Program Faculty and Instructor

    Aug 1996- June 1997

    Health Economics Research, Inc. Center for Health Economics Research, Waltham, MA

    Senior Research Scientist 1995-1996

    Salem State College, Master of Social Work Program, Salem, MA

    Instructor, Research Methods and Statistics

    Winter, 1995

    Simmons College, Master of Health Administration Program, Boston, MA

    Instructor, Research Methods Fall, 1995

    Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health, Boston, MA

    Project Coordinator 1993

    Brandeis University, Institute for Health Policy, Waltham, MA

    Graduate Research Assistant 1990-1992

    Oregon Health Decisions, Portland, OR

    Project Director 1989-1990

    Oregon Health Sciences University, Dept. Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Portland,OR

    Research Associate 1986-1989

    Oregon State Office of Health Policy, Salem, OR

    Research Analyst 1987-1988

    Legal Aid Office of Lane County, Oregon, Eugene, OR

    Intake Interviewer 1983-1984

    PROFESSIONAL and SCIENTIFIC SERVICE Service: National Advisory Committees and Expert Panels

     Advisory Committee National Center for Ethics of the Veterans Administration VA---Organizational Ethics Evaluation Initiative.

     Advisory Committee: Group Health Cooperative, Stakeholders Perspective National Conferences

     Conference Advisory Planning Committee (Co-Chair) Northwestern University School of Medicine. Reducing Cancer-Related Health Disparities in Ethnic Minorities

     Expert Advisory Panel Member-America’s Health Insurance Plans.

  • Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD


    Collecting Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Plans.

     Technical Advisory Panel-Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Hospitals Language and Culture: Snapshot of the Nation

     Expert Advisory Panel, Health Literacy and Patient Safety Round Table: Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

     National Advisory Panel, National Association of Public Hospitals and Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare

     Expert Advisory Panel, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA): Promoting Innovative Approaches to Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Plans and Medical Practices Awards Program

     Expert Advisory Panel, Panelist on High Value Health Care Disparities- The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institution

     Faculty and Content Expert: Center for Health Management and Research

     Co-Chair Disparities Measurement Committee, Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

     Panelist- Institute of Medicine, National Academies-Toward Health Equity and Patient-Centeredness: Integrating Health Literacy, Disparities Reduction, and Quality Improvement.

     Health Brain Trust, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Foum

     Expert Advisory Panel, Developing Hospital Standards for Culturally Competent Patient-Centered Care Project, The Joint Commission

     Expert Review Panel, California Breast Cancer Research Program, Special Research Initiatives

     Institute of Medicine Committee Member. Standardizing Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language Data Collection

     Planning Committee, High Value Health Care Project: Measuring and Advancing Racial/Ethnic Health Care Equity: Data Collection, Quality Improvement and Public Reporting. The Brookings Institution

     National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change

     Member, Board of Directors AcademyHealth, 2011-2014, Officer, 2012-2014

     AcademyHealth, National Research Conference, Seattle Washington, 2011 Disparities Theme Leader

     Technical Expert Panel Member, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Quality Improvement Strategies to Address Health Disparities

     National Steering Committee. National Quality Forum, Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency

    Northwestern University Committees/Teaching

     Executive Committee: Institute for Healthcare Studies Post Doctoral Training Program in Health Services Research

     Associate Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality T32-Institutional National Research Service Award, Northwestern University

     Masters in Health Services Research and Outcomes Faculty Committee

     Course Director, Disparities in Healthcare, HSR 440 in the Masters in Health Services Research and Outcomes Program.

     Course Instructor. Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy. Undergraduate National Health Policy Course.

  • Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD


     Curriculum Committee, Masters in Health Services and Outcomes Research

     Admissions Committee, Masters in Health Services and Outcomes Research

     Steering Committee Member, Center of Excellence for Advancing Equity in Clinical Preventive Services

     Faculty Search Committee Member, Institute for Healthcare Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine

    HRET/American Hospital Association Committees

     Member of HRET Senior Management Team

     Member of AHA Disparities Committee

     Member AHA Quality Council

     Member AHA Data Quality Committee Provided Technical Assistance To:

     Wisconsin Hospital Association

     New Jersey Hospital Association

     Oregon Hospitals and Health Systems

     New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

     University of California, Davis

     Safety Net Institute, California Association of Public Hospitals

     CIGNA Healthcare

     United Healthcare

     University of Wisconsin Health System

     Illinois Hospital Association

     California Pan Ethnic Health Network

     Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services

     Washington Business Group on Health

     National Association of Public Hospitals

     Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

     Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan

     Henry Ford Health System

     Sutter Healthcare

     Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative: Aligning Forces for Quality, National Program Office, George Washington University.

    Editorial Experience 2005- present: Senior Associate Editor: Health Services Research Guest Editor with Lynn Blewett: Health Services Research, Special Issue on State Health Research and Policy. Volume 1: December 2007, Using State-Level Evidence to Inform Policy Volume 2: February 2008, Evidence of Impact in State Initiatives to Improve Medicaid/SCHIP 2011: Guest Editor/Special Advisor: Health Affairs, Theme Issue, Disparities in Health and Health Care.

  • Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD


    2012: Senior Associate Editor assigned to Health Services Research s