Michelle Roett

michelle roettMichelle Roett, MD, MPH, is an associate professor, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and an attending physician at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In addition, she is chair of the Family Medicine Department at Providence Hospital and medical director and associate program director of the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program at the Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center, where she practices full spectrum family medicine.

She is the director of the Georgetown Family Physicians Inquiries Network Consortium and is course director for the Georgetown University School of Medicine's Medical Editing and Writing elective. As a senior editor for PEPID Primary Care Plus, Dr. Roett contributes to this point-of-care reference tool designed for primary care providers. She serves as a peer reviewer for several journals, includingJournal of Family Practice, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine,Evidence-Based Practice, American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. In addition, she is part of the honorary advisory panel for the Family Medicine Education Consortium.

Dr. Roett has published chapters on asthma and diabetes, as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals, on topics ranging from gonococcal infections to the role of the family physician in management of diabetic nephropathy. She is frequently invited to present her research at meetings of professional societies, and she has mentored 15 students and junior physicians.

Dr. Roett is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), is past president of its DC chapter, and currently serves as DC delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. She holds memberships in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

Among other honors, she has received a Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, the Teaching Excellence Award from Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and the John Eisenberg Memorial Career Development Award from Georgetown Women in Medicine. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Her medical degree is from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her Master of Public Health degree is from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed an internship and residency at Georgetown/Providence Hospital. Dr. Roett also completed the Georgetown University-Unity Health Care Community Health Center Director Development Fellowship, a faculty development fellowship in community medicine.

Research Interests

Dr. Roett's research interests include

  • Family medicine
  • Underserved populations
  • Community outreach
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health information technology
  • Faculty development
  • Women's health
  • Health literacy
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes
  • Patient-centered medical home

Selected Research

Meeting the Needs of the Underserved: An Innovative Communication Curriculum Using Interprofessional Group Visits and Video-Feedback to Improve Clinical Outcomes

Dr. Roett is a co-investigator and project director of the Diabetes Group Visit curriculum for this project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. This program examines whether group visits for patients with uncontrolled diabetes affect diabetes indicators, self-efficacy and patient satisfaction. It also examines whether group visits for diabetic patients with limited health literacy are more effective than usual care.

System Implementation Award Program, Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center

Dr. Roett was principal investigator on this project sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. This project was designed to increase pediatric immunization compliance rates to meet national standards, decrease missed opportunities for immunizations and decrease the no-show rate for routine pediatric appointments.

View Dr. Roett's publications on PubMed

  • Research Areas
  • Health Services/Quality/Outcomes
  • Primary Care/Pediatrics