Melissa A. Romaire directs RTI International’s Health Coverage for Low-Income and Uninsured Populations program and has over 15 years of experience evaluating innovations in behavioral health integration into primary care, rural health care, delivery system redesign, access to care, and preventive service use for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries.
Dr. Romaire has led or currently leads research projects investigating Medicare payment models for critical access hospitals in frontier regions, innovations in behavioral health for Medicaid enrollees, integration of primary and behavioral health care, primary care practice transformation to the medical home, use of Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Services, and programs to prevent chronic disease for Medicaid enrollees. She has extensive experience using quantitative methods to analyze health plan encounter and claims data and national survey data and to examine health care visits and costs. Results of her work have been published in Psychiatric Services, Millbank Quarterly, Medical Care, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Before joining RTI, Dr. Romaire worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where she assisted states in the administration of their Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid reproductive health program.