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Enid Roemer, PhD

  • Deputy Director, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
  • Associate Scientist

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1341 22nd Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037


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PhD, The George Washington University, 2005


I have over a decade of experience conducting empirical research in the area of developing, implementing and evaluating worksite health promotion programs.  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 worksite health promotion programs, as well as conducting instrument validation studies.

My research goals include evaluating, implementing and disseminating best and promising practices for worksite wellness, defining and establishing benchmarks on what “comprehensive health promotion” means, especially for small employers, and applying my experiences to target populations outside of the workforce such as communities, Medicare, and children.

  • Workplace health promotion, program evaluation, process evaluation, instrument development and validation, research methods, health and productivity management

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  • Roemer, E. C., Kent, K. B., Samoly, D. K., Gaydos, L., Smith, K. J., Agarwal, A., Matson Koffman, D., & Goetzel, R. Z. (2013). Reliability and Validity Testing of The CDC Worksite HealthScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, & Related Health Conditions. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(5):520-526. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31828349a7  

  • Roemer, E. C., Liss-Levinson, R., Samoly. D. K., Goetzel, R. Z., Guy, G. P., Tabrizi, M, J., Beckowski, M. S., & Pei, X. (2013).  A Descriptive Evaluation of ‘CDC’s LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition – A Web-based Employer Tool for Workplace Obesity Management. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(4); 245-251.

  • Goetzel, R. Z., Tabrizi, M. J., Roemer, E. C., Smith, K. J., & Kent, K. (2013). A Recent Review of Organizational Health Assessments. The Art of Health Promotion ideas for improving health outcomes. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(5); TAHP-2-TAHP-4. DOI:


  • Goetzel, R. Z., Roemer, E. C., Pei, X., Short, M. E., Wilson, M. G., DeJoy, D. M., Braun, B. A., Tully, K. J., & Baase, C. M. (2010). Second-Year Results of an Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52(3):291-302. PMID: 20190646 

  • Goetzel, R. Z. Roemer, E. C., Short, M. E., Pei, X., Tabrizi, M. J., Liss-Levinson, R. C., Samoly, D. K., Luisi, D., Quitoni, K., Dumanovsky, T., Silver, L. D., & Ozminkowski, R. J. (2009). Health Improvement from a Worksite Health Promotion Private-Public Partnership. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 51(3): 296-304. PMID: 19225415