Luceta McRoy

Assistant Director, Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore MD 21205


Dr. Luceta McRoy is the assistant director of the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training Program. In her role, she is responsible for the program structure, curricula development and implementation of research design, and professional mentoring for the Maternal and Child Health-Leadership Education Advocacy Research Network (MCH-LEARN)  and the Maternal and Child Health Careers/ Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) internship programs in coordination with the chief diversity officer. Dr. McRoy is a trained health services researcher with an interest in health equity and health disparities. She is committed to advancing health equity and has contributed to public health through her research on health equity and health outcomes with a focus on children and immigrant populations. She has held positions in research, consulting and has served as faculty in several institutions of higher education.


Dr. McRoy has a doctoral degree in health administration with a concentration in health services research from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and a master’s degree in business administration from Kent State University. She completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in the Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education at UAB’s Division of Preventive Medicine and post-doctoral studies at the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine.


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Selected Research Publications

McRoy L, Epane J, Ramamonjiarivelo Z, Zengul F, Weech-Maldonado R, Rust G.  Examining the relationship between self-reported lifetime cancer diagnosis and nativity: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2018. Cancer Causes & Control. 2022; 33:321-329.

McRoy L, Rust G, Xu  J. Factors associated with asthma ED visit rates among Medicaid-enrolled children – A structural equation modeling approach. AIMS Medical Science. 2017; 4: 71-82.

McRoy L, Ramamonjiarivelo Z, Epane J, Powers M, Weech-Maldonado R., Rust G. Country of Birth and Variations in Asthma and Wheezing Prevalence, and Emergency Department Utilization: A NHANES Study. J. Immigrant Minority Health. 2017; 19:1290-1295.

Rust G, Zhang S, Yu Z, Caplan L, Jain S, Ayer T, McRoy L, Levine R. Counties eliminating racial disparities in colorectal cancer mortality. Cancer 2016; 122:1735-48.

McRoy L, Kilgore M, Weech-Maldonado R, Bradford D, Menachemi N, Morrisey M. The effects of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) on asthma medication use among Medicaid enrolled children. Health Marketing Quarterly. 2016; 33:195-205.

Rust G, Zhang S, Malhotra K, Reese L, McRoy L, Baltrus P, Caplan L, and Levine, RS. Paths to healthequity: Local area variation in progress toward eliminating breast cancer mortality disparities, 1990-2009. Cancer, 2015; 121: 2765–2774.

Malhotra K, Baltrus P, Zhang S, McRoy L, Immergluck L, Rust G. Geographic and Racial Variation in Asthma Prevalence and Emergency Department Use among Medicaid-Enrolled Children in Fourteen Southern States. Journal of Asthma 2014; 51: 913-21.

McRoy L, Weech-Maldonado R, Kilgore M. The Relationship between Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) and Asthma-related Emergency Department Use among Medicaid enrolled Children. Journal of Asthma. 2014; 51: 922-6.

Elder K, Wiltshire J, McRoy L, Campbell D, Gary, L, and Safford M. Men and differences by racial/ethnic group in self-advocacy during the medical encounter. Journal of Men’s Health. 2010; 7:135–144.