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Senior Scientist

Enid Chung Roemer, PhD, studies workplace health promotion programs, examining their impact on health and well-being, healthcare utilization and costs, and productivity.

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Research Interests

Workplace health promotion; program evaluation; process evaluation; instrument development and validation; research methods; health and productivity management; culture of health; mental health and well-being in the workplace

Experiences & Accomplishments
The George Washington University

I have 2 decades of experience conducting empirical measurement and evaluation research in the area of workplace health promotion. My research examines issues related to the health and productivity cost burden of certain health risk factors and common disease conditions, and the impact that innovative health, safety and productivity management programs have on medical, safety and productivity-related outcomes such as diet/nutrition, obesity, physical activity, stress management, smoking, absenteeism and presenteeism.
My expertise also includes developing methodologies and survey instruments for conducting structure and process evaluation of workplace health promotion programs, as well as conducting instrument validation studies.
My research goals include evaluating, implementing and disseminating best and promising practices for workplace health and well-being, defining and establishing benchmarks on what “comprehensive health promotion” means, especially for small employers, and connecting my experiences to foster public-private partnerships to enhance a culture of health where people work, live, and play.

Select Publications

Selected publications from the last 5 years.

  • Roemer, E. C., Kent, K. B., Goetzel, R. Z., Calitz, C., Mills, D. (2022). Reliability and Validity of the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index. American Journal of Health Promotion,36(1), 148-154. First published online July 6, 2021. PMID: 34227416

  • Myburgh, I., Goetzel, R. Z., Roemer, E. C., & Kent, K. B. (2021). Why Should Businesses Support Public Health? American Journal of Health Promotion. First published online April 16, 2021.

  • Roemer, E. C. (2020). The Evolution of Organizational Health Scorecards and Future Directions. The Art of Health Promotion: linking research to practice. American Journal of Health Promotion, 34(3), 326-332. First published online January 30, 2020.

  • Goetzel, R. Z., Fabius, R., Roemer, E. C., Kent, K., McCleary, K., Berko, J., Head, M., Henke, R. M. (2019, March). The stock performance of American companies investing in a culture of health. American Journal of Health Promotion, 33(3), 439-447. First published online January 30, 2019. 2019 Paper of the Year Award Winner, American Journal of Health Promotion

  • Roemer, E. C., Kent, K. B., Mummert, A., McCleary, K., Matson Koffman, D., Lang, J., & Goetzel, R. Z.(2019). Validity and Reliability of the updated CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61(9), 767-777.

de Beaumont Foundation: IMPACT in Public Health
AHRQ: EMS-911 Workforce Behavioral Health Issues-Large Systematic Review