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« Back to Membership ProfilesDarryl W. Roberts

Healthcare Quality Research Leader, Health & Analytics
Battelle
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22201
Voice: 703-248-1640
Cell: 410-259-2627
Email: robertsdw@battelle.org
Website: www.battelle.org/health

Position Description / Responsibilities:

Dr. Roberts is a Healthcare Quality Research Leader at Battelle Memorial Institute. He has over 25 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 counselor, who has limited his practice to abusive couples. His recent research includes quality measure development for the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts (SAMHSA) and informing the quality measure development blueprint (CMS). Previously, he supported eCQM development for the American Nurses Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. He 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. Dr. Roberts’s research capabilities include qualitative and quantitative techniques ranging from case and phenomenology studies to long-term panel, big data, and meta-analysis. He has presented and published much of his work at conferences and in scholarly literature, respectively.

Company / Organization Profile

Overview:

Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), headquartered in Columbus, OH, and founded in 1929, is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 22,000 employees at more than 60 locations globally, including staff at the national laboratories. Battelle has a long and successful history of leading and delivering on large, complex contracts for the Federal government, including numerous projects in national security and healthcare. Our public health and health services research includes statistical data analysis and modeling, data management, software development, decision support, healthcare quality, and clinical quality measurement. Our teams have developed and maintained quality measures for multiple operating divisions (OpDivs) in the Department of Health and Human Services. These OpDivs include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS). Battelle is considered a large business with its primary NAICS code as 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences. Our Battelle Team also maintains Special Item Number (SIN) 132-56, Health IT.

Location(s) / Subsidiaries:

More than 60 locations globally

Number of Employees:

22,000+