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« Back to Membership ProfilesDarryl W. Roberts, PhD, MS, RN, FHIMSS, FAAN

Principal, Healthcare Quality Measurement & Evaluation
GDIT, Inc.
1401 50th Street, #200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Cell: 410-259-2627

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Dr. Roberts is an internationally-recognize healthcare quality measure developer and evaluation scientist. His role at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) includes management and delivery of healthcare analytics projects for federal clients, including HHS, DHA, and VHA, among others, all with a focus on improvements in patient outcomes while also reducing provider burden. In October 2019, he will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing for his work in quality improvement and healthcare informatics. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse practicing in informatics, management, clinical, research, and education. His clinical experience includes medical/surgical and homecare nursing specializing in pulmonary, infectious disease, and end-of-life care. As a university professor for 15 years, he teaches informatics, clinical care, epidemiology, quality management, psychology, statistics, and research methods. Dr. Roberts is a certified group therapist, who has limited his practice to abusive couples. His recent research includes clinical comparative effectiveness studies of several psychiatric instruments in assessing mood disorder severity and relationships to suicidality and substance use (M3 Information, LLC). He also led the development of a set of quality measures to report the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts for SAMHSA and led a program to improve the quality measure development Blueprint for CMS. Previously, he supported eCQM development for the American Nurses Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. Dr. Roberts is a respected collaborator and mentor with practical and theoretical experience in informatics-rich environments, including big data management and analytics, quality management, and research methodology. He has led and worked on an array of collaborative and interdisciplinary implementation, research, and evaluation topics, including many successful HHS projects, such as directing the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) quality measurement project, leading an evaluation of the Medication Therapy Management Program, and evaluating Medicare’s Pay for Performance program. His research capabilities include qualitative and quantitative techniques ranging from case and phenomenology studies to long-term panel, big data, real-world evidence, and meta-analysis. He has presented and published much of his work at conferences and in scholarly literature, respectively.

Company / Organization Profile


Every day, millions of healthcare professionals rely on critical technologies to save, heal, and enhance the lives of their patients. That’s why we enable healthcare institutions to modernize without compromising: bringing the security, speed, and area expertise they need to continuously deliver. GDIT prepares health organizations to address new challenges and identify opportunities through the application of technology and services—from making sense of big health data to driving efficiencies through IT to advancing medical research.

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Based in Falls Church, VA, GDIT has locations across the United States

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