About Us: Who We Are

Debra L. Roter, DrPH, MPH, is founder and CEO of RIASWorks. She is Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and jointly appointed Professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Nursing. She is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of patient and provider communication and is named by the Web of Science as among the most highly cited in the Social Sciences. Click here to download Dr. Roter's current curriculum vitae.


Susan M. Larson, MS, is co-founder of RIASWorks and CFO. She is Senior Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Her research interests are focused on studies of patient-provider communication, specifically through application of the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS). Click here to download her current curriculum vitae.