Professor, School of Nursing
Associate Dean for Research and ScholarshipCancer Epidemiology Program
PhD, Nursing, 2006, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Promotion & Risk Reduction,
University of Michigan, 2006-08
Contact information 2500 N State St., A206
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Phone: (601) 815-9780
Dr. Robinson's program of research is in physical activity and neighborhood context. She has also concentrated on health disparities associated with geographic location and socioeconomic position and uses a social epidemiological approach. Currently, she is involved as an investigator, research mentor, and co-director of the Community-engaged Research Institute in the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR; J. Wilson, PI). Other recent research has been with the Deep South Network for Cancer Control using a transdisciplinary approach to determine the effects of energy balance through diet and exercise interventions on outcomes associated with cancer incidence and progression.
She has expertise in the use of geographic information systems (GIS), multilevel statistical modeling, physical activity, working with minority populations, and experience with a large, prospective epidemiological study that is investigating known and novel causes of cardiovascular disease health disparities. Her dissertation research focused on social and contextual determinants of individuals and neighborhoods and their effect on individual physical activity using a socio-ecological theoretical approach. Much of Dr. Robinson's research utilizes a GIS to spatially locate individuals within neighborhoods. She has recently begun to utilize a handheld global positioning system (GPS) to add neighborhood spatial features including built environmental factors.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005