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Dr. Jennifer C. Robinson joined the faculty in 2008 following completion of a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. During her post-doctoral training, she focused on developing her program of research in physical activity, health disparities and investigating the effect of neighborhood on individual health and health-related behaviors. She earned a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center; an MSN (adult health with nursing education focus) from the University of Southern Mississippi; a BS (nursing) from Southeastern Louisiana University; and a diploma from Charity Hospital School of Nursing. Since coming to UMMC, she has served on numerous committees, including the SACS review and School of Nursing educational technology, and she is currently the chair of the Research Council for the School of Nursing. She teaches at both the master's and doctoral levels. Dr. Robinson's research has been in physical activity; geographic information systems to investigate spatial and built environmental influences; and environmental and social context. In 2004, she was awarded an individual Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities for two years to complete her dissertation research. Her dissertation was entitled, "Physical Activity as a Function of Social Status and Neighborhood Context." She also received funding under a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development training award to study geographic information systems (GIS) for population scientists. She received several small grants including an internal University of Michigan SON pilot grant to conduct focus groups, photovoice and environmental location assessment using a global positioning system (GPS) in the field as well as an UMMC SON grant to utilize additional GIS-based programs to map community resources for older adults in Mississippi. Dr. Robinson is also an investigator in the Deep South Network for Cancer Control, a collaborative project with University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also recently served as the co-study director for outreach and partnerships for the National Children's Study, Hinds County, Mississippi study location. She continues to work as an Investigator with the NCS. Dr. Robinson is an active member of the American Heart Association, Southern Nurses Association, Mississippi Nurses Association, American College of Sports Medicine, International Society for Physical Activity and Health and Sigma Theta Tau International.
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