Roy is vice president in the Public Health department who directs/has directed several maternal health projects for the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), including the multi-year Maternal Health Portfolio Evaluation. He also specializes in health implementation research and leads projects for CDC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention that address hypertension in high-burden settings. Roy also supports NORC’s evaluation activities on several large-scale health implementation projects for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (e.g., antibiotic stewardship, MRSA prevention, COVID-19).
Roy is the project director of several large-scale evaluation and capacity building support projects for HRSA, including the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Maternal Health Portfolio Evaluation and the Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation’s Data Analysis and Technical Support project. He also serves on the project leadership team on various AHRQ Patient Safety Initiatives, including the AHRQ Safety Program for MRSA Prevention and the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use.
Prior to joining NORC in 2015, he served as the founding associate director of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine, where he designed, implemented, and evaluated maternal/women’s health programs in nearly a dozen countries. Roy also served as a full-time faculty member at Harvard Medical School between 2009 and 2015, most recently as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. He also served as a Research Fellow studying foundations and civil society organizations at Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.
MPH Yale University
University of California, Los Angeles
Appointments & Affiliations
American Public Health Association
Steering Committee, Estimating the Prevalence of Trafficking Workshop
National Academies of Science
Corporate Culture of Health Advisory Committee
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/GISR
opens in new tab"Implementation of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program in Long-term Care Facilities Across the US."
Journal Article | April 11, 2022
opens in new tab"Promoting Corporate Image or Preventing Underage Use? Analysis of the Advertising Strategy and Expenditures of the JUUL Parent Education for Youth Vaping Prevention Campaign."
Journal Article | November 5, 2021
opens in new tab"AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use: Acute Care Cohort Final Report."
Report | March 5, 2021
opens in new tab"Association of a Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use with Antibiotic Use and Hospital-Onset Clostridioides difficile Infection Rates among U.S. Hospitals."
Journal Article | March 5, 2021
opens in new tab"Initiatives to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States : A Narrative Review."
Journal Article | December 8, 2020
opens in new tab"The Inconvincible Patient: How Clinicians Perceive Demand for Antibiotics in the Outpatient Setting."
Journal Article | March 31, 2020
opens in new tab"Association of a Care Coordination Model with Health Care Costs and Utilization: The Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP)."
Journal Article | December 27, 2018
opens in new tab"Physician Engagement Strategies in Care Coordination: Findings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Health Care Innovation Awards Program."
Journal Article | February 2, 2017