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About Brenda Roman

Prior to assuming the role of Associate Dean for Medical Education in 2018, Brenda served as assistant dean for medical education and educational research for four years. She also is a professor in psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Previously, she was the director of medical student education in psychiatry for 18 years. She also served as director of medical student mental health services and as the director of community psychiatry.

Dr. Roman is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her clinical work has focused on the college and homeless populations, in addition to those with serious mental illnesses. She has extensive experience with medical school curriculum, being on the forefront of introducing Team-Based LearningTM into the psychiatry curriculum, and working to introduce Peer Instruction and a unique brand of problem-based learning (WrightQ) to the overall curriculum.

In addition to numerous school and university committees, Dr. Roman serves on the Executive Council of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry and was president in 2014–15. She also is on the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Psychiatry Test Material Development Committee and an Interdisciplinary Review Committee. In 2013, she completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women.

Recent awards at the Boonshoft School of Medicine include the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2014, the Faculty Mentor Award and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the Excellence in Medical Education Award in 2008. She is currently faculty and mentor for the Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD) for the Central Region of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Roman is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, and she received the Roeske Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education. She has more than 50 publications, mostly in the area of medical education.

Positions

2020 - Present Department Chair, Wright State University Department of Medical Education
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2018 - Present Associate Dean for Medical Education, Wright State University Department of Medical Education
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2008 - Present Professor, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
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1992 - Present Psychiatry Consultant, Private Practice of Psychiatry
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2020 - 2020 Interim Dean, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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2014 - 2018 Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Educational Research, Wright State University Department of Medical Education
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2003 - 2017 Psychiatry Consultant, The Homeless Clinic
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2013 - 2016 Leadership Team, Unaizah School of Medicine Project (Saudi Arabia), Wright State University Department of Medical Education
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2012 - 2014 Vice-Chair for Education, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
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2011 - 2014 Assistant Dean for Curriculum Development, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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1997 - 2014 Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
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2005 - 2012 Psychiatry Consultant, University of Dayton Student Mental Health
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2009 - 2011 Psychiatry Consultant, Goodwill Industries
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2006 - 2008 Medical Director, Butler Behavioral Health Care Resident Psychotherapy Clinic
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1999 - 2008 Associate Professor, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
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1993 - 2006 Psychiatry Reviewer, Dayton Area Health Plan
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1996 - 2003 Director of CME, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
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1997 - 1999 Psychiatry Reviewer, MBC-PCC
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1992 - 1999 Assistant Professor, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
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1996 - 1998 Director, Wright State University Medical Student Mental Health Services
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1992 - 1998 Psychiatry Consultant, Community Living Center of Good Samaritan Hospital
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1992 - 1997 Associate Training Director, Wright State University Department of Psychiatry
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1993 - 1996 Psychiatry Reviewer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
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1991 - 1992 Chief Resident, University of Cincinnati ‐ Psychiatry
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1991 - 1992 Psychiatry Consultant, Mental Health Services West
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1989 - 1992 Psychiatry Consultant, Healthcare for the Homeless
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1988 - 1992 Psychiatry Residency, University of Cincinnati ‐ Psychiatry
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Curriculum Vitae




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Education

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1984 - 1988 M.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha
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1980 - 1984 B.A., Wartburg College ‐ Biological Sciences
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Contact Information

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