Academic Affairs

Dean X. Parmelee, M.D., Associate Dean

Dr. Brenda Roman

Brenda Roman, M.D.

Assistant Dean, Curriculum Development
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Medical Student Education, Psychiatry

Office of Academic Affairs
290 White Hall • TEL: 937.775.2171 • FAX: 937.775.2842

Department of Psychiatry
627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd. • TEL: 937.223.8840 #5

Education and Certifications

M.D., University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1988
B.A., Wartburg College, Iowa, 1984

Psychiatry Residency, University of Cincinnati, 1988-1992

Diplomat in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, November 1993

Background and Interests

Since starting her career in academic medicine twenty years ago, as the first Director of Community Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Roman's academic focus has become medical student education. Having served as Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Psychiatry for 15 years, she has developed a national reputation as a leader in psychiatric medical student education. She has worked extensively on many curricular projects, including the development of an Education Chief for Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. The chief resident focuses on direct medical student teaching, while learning about the administrative aspects of medical education and serves as a way to begin to develop skills necessary for a career in teaching.  Her research interests focus on medical education research primarily.

Clinically, Dr. Roman works at the Samaritan Homeless Clinic, serves as psychiatric consultant to the University of Dayton Counseling and Wellness Center, and maintains a small private practice of psychotherapy.

Outside of her time at the BSOM, Dr. Roman enjoys time with her husband, two teenage sons (thus involved with their school activities and sports) and three dogs.

Professional Memberships and Activities

Central Group on Educational Affairs, 2008-Present
            Curriculum SIG Convener, 2011-Present
Team Based Learning Collaborative, 2006-Present
Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, 1997-Present
             Executive Council Member (elected) 2005-Present
             Assistant Program Chair, 2006-2007
             Program Chair, 2007-2008
             Facilities Chair, 2008-2009
American Psychiatric Association, 1988-Present
Ohio Psychiatric Association, 1988-Present
Dayton Psychiatric Society, 1996-Present

National Professional Development Programs and Committees

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine for Women (ELAM) 2012-2013
AAMC Mid Career Women Faculty Development Program, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2008
Scholar at Program for Educators in the Health Professions, Harvard-Macy Institute, 2008
AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Development Program, American Association of Medical Colleges, 1994

National Committees:
USMLE Step 2 Psychiatry Test Material Development Committee, Member (appointed), 2011-Present
APA Committee on Medical Student Education, Member (appointed), 2001-2002; 2004-2008
Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators In Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Task Force on Clerkship Objectives, Member, 2005-2008
ADMSEP Membership Task Force, Member, 2007-Present; Co-Chair, 2009-2010
ASCP Medical Student Curriculum Committee, Member, 2008-2009
USMLE Clinical Skills Exam, Standard Setting Committee, 2007
NBME Psychiatry Subject Exam, Standard Setting Committee, 2005; 2010-Present

Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University:
WrightCurriculum Task Force, Chair (appointed), 2011-current
Faculty Promotions and Advancement Committee
Student Appeals Committee, Chair
LCME Institutional Self Study Committee
LCME Subcommittee-Educational Program Leading to MD Degree, Chair
Faculty Curriculum Committee, Member (appointed),
Student Promotions Committee, Member (elected), 1999-2007
Biennium I Curriculum Committee, Member (appointed), 1997-Present
Biennium II Curriculum Committee, Member (appointed), 1997-Present; Chair (elected) 2006-2010.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine Committee, Member (appointed), 1993-Present

Wright State University:
Faculty Senate, Member (elected), 2011-Present
Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate, Member (elected), 2011-Present
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member (appointed), 1994-1995

Representative Publications

Editorial Reviewer:
Journal of the American Medical Association, 2011 - Present
Patient Education and Counseling, 2011 - Present
Academic Psychiatry, 1995-Present
AAMC MedEDPortal, 2007-Present

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
Morrison, A, Roman, B, and Borges, N. Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine: Attitudes Toward Homeless Persons. Academic Psychiatry. (Accepted)
Roman, B, Borges, N, and Morrison, A. (Jan-Feb 2011) Teaching third-year psychiatry clerkship students motivational interviewing skills. Academic Psychiatry. Jan-Feb; 35(1): 51-53. 
Roman, B, Kharvari, R, and Hart, D. (July-Aug 2010) The Education Chief Resident  In Medical Student Education:  Indicators of Success. Academic Psychiatry. Jul-Aug; 34(4): 253-7.
Briscoe, G. and Roman, B.  Eds (April 2010) Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP)  Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2010 Apr; 22(2): 156-63.

Invited Articles:
Roman, B.
  (July 2011), Curiosity: a best practice in education. Medical Education 45 (7), pages 654-656.
Roman, B. and Kay, J. (Fall 2007), Fostering Curiosity: Using the Educator-Learner Relationship to Promote a Facilitative learning Environment. Psychiatry 70(3) pages 205-208.
Ignatowski,M., Roman, B., Somusetty, P. and Bienefeld, D. (2010), Resident Teaching Expectations and Medical Student Feedback. Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry. http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/

Abstracts:
Ignatowski, M, Roman, B, and  Hudes, P. Have We Failed as Educators? Students’ Misdiagnosis of Alcohol Withdrawal of a Geriatric Female Patient.  (Accepted)  Teaching and Learning in Medicine.
Smith, A, and Roman, B.  Do Students Find Patient Encounter Videos to Be a Useful Tool in Team-Based Learning? (Accepted) Teaching and Learning in Medicine.
Brenda, B, Morrison, A, and Borges N. Teaching medical students motivational interviewing skills. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Apr;22(2):158-159. 2010.
Somusetty, P, and Roman, B. Combining Psychiatry and Family Medicine Clerkships: A novel pathway for training the next generation of primary care physicians. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Apr;22(2):159. 2010.

Book Chapters:

Roman, B., Gentile, J. and Morrison, A. Psychotherapy with Psychotic  Patients in: More than Medication:  Incorporating Psychotherapy into Community Psychiatry Appointments. Eds. Gillig, P. and Morrison, A. Matrix Publications, West Chester, PA, pages 43-63. 2009.
Gentile, J. and Roman, B. Trauma and Severe Anxiety in: More than Medication:  Incorporating Psychotherapy into Community Psychiatry Appointments. Eds. Gillig, P. and  Morrison, A. Matrix Publications, West Chester, PA, pages 77-89. 2009.
Nolan, B., Roman, B., and Bienenfeld, D. Teaching Residents to Become Effective Educators. In:  Handbook of Psychiatric Education and Faculty Development, J. Kay, E. Silberman, L. Pessar, editors, American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC, pages 189-205. 2005.

Morrison, A. and Roman, B. Psychosocial Aspects of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility. In: Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book, L. VandeCreek, editor, Professional Resource Press, Sarasota, FL, pages 57-71. 2005.

Recent Presentations:

International and National:

Who cares about the 4th Year of Medical School? Alliance for Clinical Education Panel, Association of American Medical Colleges, Denver, Colorado, November 2011.

Team-Based Learning for the Psychiatry Clerkship and Residency, Association of Academic Psychiatry, Pasadena, California, September 2010.

Surviving an LCME Review. Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming, June 2010. 

Active Learning that Works—A Team Based Learning Primer. Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming, June 2010. 

Longitudinal Combined Psychiatry and Family Medicine Clerkship.  Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Portsmouth, NH, June 2009.  

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Utilizing Teaching Feedback in Resident Evaluations. Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Portsmouth, NH, June 2009.

Teaching 3rd year medical students brief motivational interviewing skills to use in counseling patients with mental illness on smoking cessation, American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, May 2009.

Local and Regional:

Curriculum Innovation: Learning the Steps for Successful Institutional Transformation, Faculty Development Series (Faculty Development Day) at BSOM, September 2011.

Multiple-Choice Exam: Transforming Questions into Clinical Vignettes that Effectively Test the Application of Knowledge, Faculty Development Series (STReME) at BSOM, August 2011.

Post Partum Depression. Wright State University Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds. May 2010.  

Post-Partum Depression. WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds. February 2009.

Posters:

Psychiatry Faculty and Residents’ Perceptions Regarding Medical Student Use of Electronic Medical Records. Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Savannah, Georgia, June 2011.

Students’ Perceptions Regarding the Use of Electronic Medical Records During their Psychiatry Clerkship. Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Savannah, Georgia, June 2011.

Do Students Find Patient Encounter Videos to Be a Useful Tool in Team-Based Learning? Team Based Learning Collaborative, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011.

Have We Failed as Educators? Students’ Misdiagnosis of Alcohol Withdrawal of a Geriatric Female Patient.  Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 2010.

Do Students Find Patient Encounter Videos to Be a Useful Tool in Team-Based Learning? Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 2010.

Evaluation of Psychiatric Clerkship Community Field Trips on Stigma. Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 2010.   

Teaching Medical Students Motivational Interviewing Skills. Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Portsmouth, NH, June 2009.       

Attitudes Toward Mental Illness Among 2nd year Medical Students.  Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators in Psychiatry, Portsmouth, NH, June 2009.

Community Service

Greater Dayton Clubhouse, 2011- Present
Montgomery County Drug Poisoning Coalition, Member, 2010-2011
Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Montgomery County, Board Member, 2006-2011
Cincinnati Boychoir Board of Trustees, Board Member, 2007-Present