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SUHI Staff: Pam Roesch


Epidemiologist III; Director of Health Equity and Assessment Research 

Professional Summary

Pam joined SUHI in March 2017 to assist with the dissemination of findings from the Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0. In addition, she helps manage SUHI’s relationship with Chicago Medical School, directing SUHI’s summer and year-long internship programs for CMS students. Pam is also helping support the NIH-funded Improving Sickle Cell Care in Adolescents and Adults in Chicago (ISAAC) project, which aims to address the unique health needs of individuals living with sickle cell disease in the city.

Prior to joining SUHI, Pam worked as a Research Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Research on Women and Gender, where she managed the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program and collaborated with the Illinois Department of Public Health to implement statewide review of severe maternal morbidity. Pam’s research interests focus on improving pregnancy outcomes and child health, as well as alleviating health disparities in Chicago and beyond.


MPH, Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
BA, Economics and Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, 2008

Select Publications

  • Rankin KM, Haider S, Caskey R, Chakraborty A, Roesch P, Handler A. Healthcare Utilization in the Postpartum Period Among Illinois Women with Medicaid Paid Claims for Delivery, 2009–2010. Matern Child Health J.  2016 Nov; 20(Suppl 1):144-153.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

  • Roesch P, Koch A, Palmer A, Geller S.  Illinois Severe Maternal Morbidity Surveillance and Review – Moving Beyond Mortality. 2016 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference. Philadelphia, PA. September 2016. (Oral Presentation).
  • Roesch P, Sappenfield O, Kale I, Bennett A, Rankin KM.  Neighborhood Environments and Flourishing in Children: A Focused Look at Three Age Groups by Special Healthcare Need Status from the National Survey of Children’s Health. 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. Chicago, IL. November 2015. (Poster).
  • Roesch PT, Seweryn S, Fisli B.  Rapid Weight Gain Among High-Risk Infants: Estimating Prevalence and Identifying Risk Factors Using Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System Data in Cook County, Illinois.  Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists 2015 Annual Conference. Boston, MA.  June 2015. (Chronic Disease / MCH / Oral Health Outstanding Poster Award Finalist).