Romi Webster's research focuses on intentional/violent injury surveillance and prevention, especially child fatality review and teen suicide. Given the importance of mental health issues in her clinical and research work, she is moving toward designing clinical systems that can address family mental health needs as a way of promoting child physical and mental health, especially in underserved populations. Dr. Webster is participating in the evaluation of the mental health referral system in our current practice in an attempt to better understand barriers to accessing care.

Goals of Dr. Webster's research include:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of national surveillance of child violent death. Participate in analysis of this data when available.
  • Study mental health referral systems in her current clinical practice to better understand barriers to accessing services.
  • Participate in designing clinical systems that have the capacity to identify and address family mental health issues that negatively impact child physical and mental growth and development.


Romi Webster received her MD from Case Western Reserve University and her MPH from the University of Michigan. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatric Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Key Publications

  • Webster RA, Schnitzer PG, Jenny C, Ewigman BG, Alario AJ. "Child death review: The state of the Nation." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2003; 25(1): 58-64.
  • Authored manual and training materials for the National Violent Death Reporting System Child Fatality Review Module.