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Episode #356 Designing Effective E-Learning Solutions, With Leah Roman, MPH

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What does it take to design high-quality, effective e-learning solutions for public health organizations? We explore this question with returning guest, Leah Roman. Leah is the owner and principal consultant at Roman Public Health, where she helps clients create top-class e-learning solutions. Tuning in you’ll learn about Leah’s approach to e-course design, as we discuss the importance of understanding the target population. Our discussion investigates the need for effective online training, why there are so many poorly designed courses, and Leah’s mission to change this. We also delve into the collaborative nature of instructional design. Hear why you need to involve intended learners and subject matter experts in the design process, and how Leah’s background in public health and epidemiology has helped her design impactful courses and serve her clients. Tune in for an eye-opening conversation on e-learning solutions for public health with Leah Roman!


Meet Leah Roman


Leah Roman is the Owner and Principal Consultant at Roman Public Health Consulting LLC, where she helps public health organizations design effective e-learning solutions. She has 15+ years of experience providing training and technical assistance, health education, and project management. Leah has a BA in Psychology (University of San Diego), a master of public health degree (Boston University), certificate in e-learning instructional design (University of Washington), and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).



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Conversation Highlights


  • An overview of Dr. Huntley’s conversation with Leah back in 2019

  • The evolution of public health consulting and entrepreneurship over the past decade

  • Leah’s background in public health: how her experiences at planned parenthood exposed her to broader issues around reproductive health and access to healthcare

  • The unfortunate increase in poorly designed online learning experiences during the pandemic

  • Leah’s approach to improving the quality of online trainings

  • How she went from being a generalist to discovering her niche

  • Bridging communication gaps in BIPOC communities when designing courses

  • The collaborative nature of instructional design

  • Why you need to involve intended learners and subject matter experts in the design process

  • Translating complex content into simple terms that learners can understand

  • Leah’s services and how she helps clients at all stages of their projects

  • Her ideal client and the importance of conducting extensive needs analysis

  • How Leah’s education and understanding of public health and epidemiology have helped her better serve her clients and have a greater impact

  • Why she recommends professional development in instructional design for public health professionals (especially if they’re interested in it)



“One of the things that I love about doing instructional design is that it's very collaborative and I think my public health background makes me a trusted partner for a lot of people.” — Leah Roman

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DrCHHuntley LLC is a public health consulting firm that specializes in epidemiology consulting, supporting large nonprofit organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida that serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We also provide nationwide public health consulting and epidemiology consulting support to BIPOC organizations across the United States.

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