Romana Hasnain-Wynia is the Chief Research Officer at Denver Health where she oversees Denver Health’s research and sponsored programs through the Office of Research and represents research interests as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.  She also actively mentors junior investigators at Denver Health and the University of Colorado, Denver.

Prior to joining Denver Health, Dr. Hasnain-Wynia served as the director of the Addressing Disparities program at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute where she was responsible for providing strategic oversight and leadership for the program’s funding priorities.  Prior to PCORI, she was the director of the Center for Health Care Equity and Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  She spent a decade at the American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Educational Trust, where she was Vice President of Research.    

She has been the principal investigator for a number of national studies focusing on advancing equity in health care with an emphasis on developing and integrating equity measurement in health systems. She uses mixed methods approaches in her research and has expertise in designing pragmatic trials in “real world settings.”  She is a member of the National Quality Forum’s Disparities Standing Committee and serves as the Chair of the Board for the Colorado Health Institute and is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Health Affairs and Health Services Research.