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Beth M. Roemer, MPH

Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Strategic Planning; Lecturer

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 at 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 healthcare 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.

Education and Training

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program, University of North Carolina


Selected Prior Positions

1990-1991 Innovation Program Coordinator
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Northern California Regional Office
1991-1993 Assistant to Associate Executive Director
The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) Executive Office
1993-1997 Senior Consultant for Health Plan Affairs
TPMG Executive Office
1997-2008 Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
The Permanente Federation Executive Office
2008-2009 Senior Director, Labor Management Partnership for Quality
Care and Service Quality, Kaiser Permanente
2010-2015 Senior Director, Institute for Health Policy
Kaiser Permanente
2014-present Member, Council on Graduate Medical Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA
2015-2016 Executive Director, Medical Education Strategy
Kaiser Permanente


Selected Honors and Awards

1976-present Member
University of California School of Public Health Alumni Association
1980-present Member
American Public Health Association, Medical Care Section
2000-2009 Alumni Association Board of Directors
University of California School of Public Health Alumni Association
2005 Interim President
University of California School of Public Health Alumni Association
2015-present Board of Directors/Founding Member
Beyond Flexner Alliance - Social Mission in Health Professions Education

Selected Publications 

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.