Martha C. Romney, JD, MPH, MS, RN, BSN

Associate Professor

Martha Romney


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Martha C. Romney, JD, MPH, MS, RN, BSN

Associate Professor

Research & Practice Interests

Health Disparities
Health Policy and Advocacy
Cultural Competency and Health Literacy
Employee Health
Medical-Legal Partnerships 


JD, Antioch University
MPH, Drexel University
MS, Columbia University
BSN, Duke University


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Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Trials (EDICT) Project, Baylor College of Medicine.

The Andrew Norton Faculty Scholars Fellowship at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.


Public Health Policy and Advocacy
Cultural Humility and Competence


Ms. Martha Romney is a nurse-attorney currently working as Associate  Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia. She teaches graduate courses in Public Health Policy and Advocacy, Public Health Law and Ethics, Cultural Humility and Competence, and Bioethics.

She currently serves as Project Evaluator for innovative projects, including the integration of hospital-based health literacy services and policies; educating and empowering consumers in the Philadelphia five-county region (Pennsylvania Department of Health funding); reducing cancer screening disparities in minority populations (PCORI funding); community-based medical-legal partnerships; and co-developing a consumer-friendly cancer-care report card.

Formerly, she was a director of legal and regulatory support groups and involved in policy and regulatory initiatives at GlaxoSmithKline, practiced medical-practice and negligence law and was a clinical nurse specialist on a pediatric sexual abuse team.

Ms. Romney was educated at the Duke University and Columbia University Schools of Nursing, the Antioch College of Law and the Drexel University School of Public Health. Her research interests include reducing health disparities in community and healthcare systems through innovative interventions to inform practice and policy; worksite wellness, cancer, obesity, cultural competency and health literacy, medical-legal partnerships and bioethics.

Ms. Romney is on the editorial board of Population Health Management and on the editorial board of American Journal of Public Health. She has authored and  co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed articles addressing population health, institutional review boards and legal issues in healthcare quality.