Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Romney, Martha

University Appointment

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

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

Contact Ms. Romney

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-9209
(215) 923-7583 fax


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


Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Trails (EDCIT) Project, Baylor College of Medicine

University Appointment

Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

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


Public Health Policy & Advocacy
Cultural Humility & Competence


Ms. Martha Romney is a nurse-attorney currently working as Assistant Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia. 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. She 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. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Juridical Studies in Health Law at the Widener University Delaware Law School. 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. She currently serves as Project Evaluator for innovative projects including the integration of hospital-based health literacy services and policies as well as 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, as well as co-developing a consumer-friendly cancer-care report card. She teaches Public Health Policy & Advocacy, Public Health Law & Ethics, Cultural Humility & Competence, and Bioethics in graduate/doctoral programs. Ms. Romney is on the Editorial Board of Population Health Management and has co-authored book chapters addressing population health, institutional review boards and legal issues in healthcare quality, as well as peer-reviewed articles.