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    Roni Christopher

Roni Christopher

DHSc, M.Ed, OT/L
Vice President, Design and Intervention

Dr. Roni Christopher is the Vice President for Design and Intervention for Premier Applied Sciences®, the research and analytics division of Premier. She directs improvement science, evidence sourcing, adult learning, change management and quasi-experimental research applications to build robust training driving and highlighting research outcomes. She is a national influencer and sought-after speaker for population health in association with Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson College of Population Health, where she has co-authored many articles including authorship in the Population Health textbook. Dr. Christopher has led numerous federally- and nationally-funded, multi-stakeholder initiatives integrating quality improvement science and research to improve patient experience and outcomes. Current projects include chronic pain management, breast cancer expedited care models, chronic care, patient engagement and technology integration. Her work also spans infant mortality and perinatal outcomes, primary care transformation, accountable care and disease state innovation labs. In previous roles at Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio, and the renowned Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, she became an expert at influencing care processes across the care continuum and built bridges between providers, payers and patients toward a value-driven model. Additionally, she has contributed to health policy change at the Department of Health and Human Services for Ohio. Dr. Christopher earned a doctorate in health sciences from A.T. Still University and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in occupational therapy from Xavier University. She has also trained in qualitative research techniques with the Odum Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Featured Publications

Christopher, Roni, et al. (2020). Healthcare professionals' perceptions of challenges to chronic pain management. American Journal of Managed Care, 26(4): e135–e139. doi:10.37765/ajmc.2020.42841. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32270991/?from_term=Healthcare+Professionals%E2%80%99+Perceptions+of+Challenges+to+Chronic+Pain+Management

Christopher, Roni. (2019). Estimating the Prevalence of Opioid use Disorder in the Cincinnati Region using Probabilistic Multiplier Methods and Model Averaging. Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research. 6, 61-69. https://jheor.org/article/9729

Nash, DB. (2014). Population health: creating a culture of wellness. Contributing author, Chapter 14: Successful Models. Christopher R. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning; 2 edition.

Education

  • D.HSc., A.T. Still University
  • M.Ed., OT/L., Education; Occupational Therapy Concentration, Xavier University

Certifications

Fellow
New York Academy of Medicine

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