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LeRoy, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Health & Environment

For more than 25 years, Lisa LeRoy has focused her attention on a wide spectrum of public health issues with the ultimate goal of improving health for vulnerable populations, and working to advance person-driven healthcare services.

LeRoy conducts qualitative and quantitative research on primary care, multiple chronic conditions, self-management support, quality improvement, learning collaboratives and networks, and evidence diffusion.

She is the research director of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded study to develop models of primary care teams that will help guide future U.S. healthcare workforce policy. In addition, she leads the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Asthma Evidence-to-Action Network of 16 project teams, all of which include patient partners.

LeRoy, as director of Abt’s Qualitative Research Methods Center for 10 years, has provided company-wide thought leadership on design, data collection and analysis of qualitative research. She leads staff training and internal consulting on qualitative methods to Abt researchers. She has served as co-chair for Abt Associates Journal Author Support Group since 2014.


  • Patient-centered care
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Multiple chronic conditions
  • Quality improvement
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Reproductive health

Key Projects

  • Task Lead: Technical Assistance Center, EvidenceNow, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2015-2019).
  • Project Director: Evaluating Education and Training on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) for the Healthcare Workforce, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (2013-2015).
  • Project Director: Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) Research Learning Network, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2010–2014).
  • Project Director: Healthy Start Interconception Care Learning Collaborative, Health Resources and Services Administration (2009–2012).
  • Project Director: Research Addressing the HHS Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (2012-2013).
  • Project Director: Centers for Excellence (CfE) in Clinical Preventive Services (CPS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2011-2014).
  • Project Director: Multi-media Resources: Self-management Support Guidance for Primary Care Clinicians and Patients, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2008-2011) 

Selected Presentations

  • Norah Mulvaney-Day, PhD, Sara Donahue, DrPH, MPH, Melanie R. Wasserman, PhD, MPA, Alyssa Kogan, BA and Lisa LeRoy, PhD, MBA. “Evaluation of the PCORI Asthma Evidence to Action Network,” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2015.
  • Shoemaker SJ, LeRoy L, Parchman M, Schaefer J, Wagner E, Bailit M, Rappaport J, Sciuto C, Lopez J, Zhan C, Meyers D. “Innovative Primary Care Workforce Models, Staffing and Panel Sizes.” AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. June 2015. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mulvaney-Day, N. LeRoy, L. Anise, A. (2015, April 28) Evaluating research networks: using qualitative methods to identify collaborative processes that lead to dissemination and use of research findings, Presentation at the International Qualitative Methods Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerteis, J., LeRoy, L., Levin, J., & Miller, T. (2014, August 20). Enhancing research translation and dissemination: A case study of the AHRQ multiple chronic conditions research network. Paper presented at the CDC Health Communications and Social Marketing Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Levin, J., LeRoy, L., Shoemaker, S., Schaefer, J., Lopez, J., Gerteis, J. & Scott, A.R. (2014, November 16). Education materials on multiple chronic conditions for the healthcare workforce: What exists and what is needed? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans LA.
  • Johnson K, Schaefer J, LeRoy L, Miller T. Time for Prevention: workforce and population management approaches to implementing high-value preventive services in primary care. The 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, December 8-9, 2014.
  • Levin J, Gerteis J, LeRoy L, Miller T. “Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Day in the Life” Video presented at the APHA Annual Meeting Film Festival (November 15 - November 19, 2014).

Selected Publications

  • Gerteis J, Izrael D, Deitz D, LeRoy L, Ricciardi R, Miller T, Basu J. Multiple Chronic Conditions Chartbook: 2010 MEPS Data. AHRQ Publications No, Q14-0038. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2014.
  • David Grembowski, PhD1, Judith Schaefer, MPH2, Karin E. Johnson, PhD2, Henry Fischer, MD3, Susan L. Moore, MSPH3, Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH4, Richard Ricciardi, PhD, NP5, James R. Fraser, BA2, Donald Miller, ScD6, Lisa LeRoy, MBA, PhD7 on behalf of the AHRQ MCC Research Network.  A Conceptual Model of the Role of Complexity in the Care of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Medical Care Volume 52, Number 3, Supplement 2; Feb 24, 2014
  • Lisa LeRoy, MBA, PhD, Elizabeth Bayliss, MD, MSPH, Marisa Domino, PhD, Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, George Rust, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, Jessie Gerteis, MPH, Therese Miller, PhD, on behalf of the AHRQ MCC Research Network.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network: Overview of Research Contributions and Future Priorities. Medical Care Volume 52, Number 3, Supplement 2; Feb 24, 2014.
  • LeRoy L, Shoemaker S, Levin J, Weschler C, Schaefer J, Genevro J. Self-Management Support Resources for Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Teams. J of Nurse Practitioners published online November 4, 2013,
  • Michael E. Rezaee, MPH,  Lisa LeRoy, MBA, PhD, Alan White, PhD, Emma Oppenheim, Ken Carlson, Melanie Wasserman, PhD.  Understanding the High Prevalence of Low-Prevalence Chronic Disease Combinations: Databases and Methods for Research. White Paper prepared under Contract #HHSP2333700IT for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, September 18, 2013.
  • Lisa LeRoy, MBA, PhD, Alan White, PhD, Emma Oppenheim, Ken Carlson, Melanie Wasserman, PhD Understanding Disparities in Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Research Approaches and Datasets. White paper prepares under Contract Contract # HHSP2333700IT for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, September 18, 2013.
  • Dana J Brimmer; Elizabeth Maloney; Rebecca Devlin; James F Jones; Roumiana Boneva; Caryn Nagler; Lisa LeRoy; Scott Royal; Hao Tian; Jin-Mann S Lin; Jennifer Kasten; Elizabeth R Unger. A pilot registry of unexplained fatiguing illnesses and chronic fatigue syndrome. August 2013, Biomedical Central Research Notes (6);309