Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University
Brenda Roman, MD is Associate Dean of Medical Education and Professor in Psychiatry at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. Previously she was the Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry for 18 years. Dr. Roman received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1988, and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati Hospital system in 1992, then joined the faculty at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her clinical work has focused on the college population and the homeless population. Her scholarly work focuses on medical education, curriculum development, and women’s mental health issues.
Dr. Roman has extensive experience with the medical school curriculum, being on the forefront of introducing Team-Based Learning into the psychiatry curriculum, and working to introduce peer instruction and a unique brand of problem-based learning (WrightQ) to the overall curriculum. When she was Assistant Dean for Curriculum, she led the transformation to a lecture free curriculum that debuted in 2017.
In addition to numerous school and university committees, Dr. Roman served on the Executive Council of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators for 10 years, including President. She served as chair of the USMLE Step 2 Psychiatry Test Material Development Committee, and continues to serve on Interdisciplinary Review Committees. In 2013, she completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women. Recent awards at the Boonshoft School of Medicine include the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2014, and the Faculty Mentor Award and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. She is currently faculty and mentor for the Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD) Certificate Program of the American Association of Medical Colleges, and is chair elect of the Undergraduate Medical Education Section of the GEA. Most recently she received the Laureate Award in the CGEA for her contributions as a mentor in medical education and to the CGEA. She has over 50 publications, most in the area of medical education.