Véronique L. Roger, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Health Sciences Research
Director, Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery
Mayo Clinic

Véronique L. Roger, MD, MPH, a graduate of the Paris, France Medical School and the Minnesota School of Public Health, is the Elizabeth C. Lane and Nadine M. Zimmerman Professor of Internal Medicine, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She is a cardiologist, epidemiologist, and outcomes researcher. Her research program focuses on the occurrence and outcomes of cardiovascular diseases and has been continuously funded by NIH since 1996. It is linked within the internationally recognized Rochester Epidemiology Project.

Dr. Roger serves in several leadership roles within Mayo Clinic. She is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, and serves as the Director of the Mayo Clinic, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science in Health Care Delivery. In this role, Dr. Roger oversees several initiatives relevant to the research use of clinical data. The Rochester Epidemiology Project (funded by NIH) has used clinical data for research in the community for more than 60 years. The High Value Health Care Collaborative1 and Optum labs2 are multicenter partnerships housed in the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery that foster the research use of clinical data in the electronic health record environment. Dr. Roger is the principal investigator of one of 13 Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to form PCORnet. The CDRNs are multisite data networks that originate in healthcare systems and securely collect health information during the routine course of patient care.

Nationally, Dr. Roger serves on committees and leadership groups of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. These include recent completion of a term on the NHLBI Advisory Council and current membership of the NHLBI Board of Scientific Counselors. Dr. Roger chairs the Steering Committee of the NHLBI Coronary Artery Disease Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a multi-center study of the distribution and evolution of coronary heart disease risk factors from young adulthood to middle-age. Dr. Roger is a member of the Association of American Physicians.